The quick and simple answer is you need to provide value for people and help solve problems for them.
I few days ago I saw a video on Instagram of a worker asking a successful business man why he (the employee) isn’t paid as much as the CEOs and shareholders. The businessman’s reply was simple. Labourers simply do not provide enough value compared to CEOs and shareholders who actively invest money into the business, manage staff, manage risk etc.
That employee is probably like a lot of people you know who say that they don’t earn enough, their boss doesn’t pay them enough, the government doesn’t support them enough or whatever it is. Now I’d have it a good guess that these people don’t have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of money.
Let me start from the top… what is money? Money is a tool for the exchange of value. It is how people pay each other for the value that they provide. If you were a baker and you gave three loaves of bread to a brain surgeon and he offered to pay you in a brain surgery, that wouldn’t work because the value of an operation on your dome is more than that of three loaves of bread. What money does is it uniforms the exchange of value. $50 could be worth 2 hours of labouring or 1 bouquet of flowers.
The question is how do you go and obtain more money? How do you pull money out of the economy? First you have to understand one thing. Humans are the only creatures who “buy into money” They are the only creatures that give it value. $50 is worth fuck all to a giraffe.
So if money is used for the exchange of value and humans are the only creatures who have money, how do you go an obtain more? Simple, you provide value to humans. Go out and ask people “how can I help you?” “How can I make your life easier?” “What problems can I fix for you?” “How can I remove stress from your life?” “How can I make your life more efficient?”
Service is how you go obtain more money. Go out and provide genuine value to people. Don’t sell them shit but service them with a product that actually helps solve problems in their lives. Serve the people!
The common route is to provide their labour and work for somebody. However, when there is 7 billion people on the planet, labour isn’t really that valuable. The value you provide is equal the income that you will earn.
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