REAL MONEY!

I am thankful for 3 children who both amaze and amuse me on a daily basis.  They have all demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit with no shortage of talents.  A recent interaction with my son proved insightful.

 

Let’s start with the premise that a good business owner needs to sell a product or service in exchange for capital.  Those who do not plan for sufficient profit go broke and set themselves up for ridicule.  Jesus taught something of this, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?  Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him.” Luke 14:28-29

 

My son, in exchange for his service said, “Dad, that will be five cents please.”  He held out his hand while I reached in my pocket.  I watched a delightful expression turn sour as I extended my arm and dropped an imaginary coin into his palm.  A quick demand revealed that he wasn’t having it.  “NO DAD!  REAL MONEY!”

 

THE CHALLENGE:  One of the best ways to rid yourself of poverty and increase financial independence is to shift your mindset from “more money” to “real money.”  Serve people when it’s time to serve.  Be generous when it’s time be generous.  But when it’s time to earn, don’t give away your product or service at a steep discount, and certainly not for free.  Don’t buy what you want and then beg for what you need.  Be smart.  Count the cost, get to work, and demand real money in exchange.

One thought on “REAL MONEY!

  1. Correction: “Serve people when it’s time TO serve”

    Great post babes!

    Kim Nasfell All/Pros Real Estate 505 S. Independence Blvd. Ste 111 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Cell: 757-935-7879 O: 757-467-9555 | F: 757-467-5456

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