I get the feeling that people have been taking school a little too seriously lately. Pretty much every American that you meet these days thinks that their job and money are related, when in reality the 2 are quite different.

Most people think that their job is what makes them money, and while this is true, it is also an extremely limited way to look at it. This level of thinking basically ingrains in your mind that the only way to make money is to have a job to do so. If you want to make more money, you get a higher paying job. In order to get a higher paying job you have to get a higher level degree.

That's total nonsense. If you want to make money you need to find a way to make money. This does not mean finding a job, it doesn't mean getting a degree, it simply means finding a way to generate cashflow from any type of thing you can come up with.

Jobs are limiting

As soon as you tie your job into your revenue stream you are limiting yourself from both your job and your money. You are unable to do your job to the fullest because you are always making sure that you have paying clients, that you are meeting deadlines and satisfying those people who are paying you to do your job. You really aren't doing your job the way you want to, you always have to please somebody else who is putting up the capital. And on the other side of things, you are never making much money because your job is limiting you into only 1 possible stream of revenue.

A different approach to jobs and money

So I ask the question: Do you want to have a job you enjoy or make a lot of money? Most people will probably answer both, and unfortunately in most cases this is very hard to achieve by treating these as the same thing. Therefore, I recommend treating the two as separate entities and focusing on each one individually. Find a way to generate revenue from a means outside of your job. You can start a business, save your money and invest it, think creatively on ways to generate income and many other things. The possibilities are endless on ways to generate money (by the way, don't think this will be easy - it can easily take you a few years before you get this part figured out, just keep chipping away). As soon as you get out of the mindset of using your job for money you will begin to finally make money.

And then once you have an income stream you are able to free yourself up and focus on what you really enjoy doing. Your job can be whatever your heart desires and you don't have to worry about trying to cover your expenses with your job. Your job should essentially be to generate income, rather than to be a professional in some specific task.

And that my friends, is why jobs don't make you money - making money makes you money. And it is also why your "job" should be what you want to do, and not what somebody pays you to do.

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Quinton Figueroa

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I am an entrepreneur at heart. Throughout my whole life I have enjoyed building real businesses by solving real problems. Business is life itself. My goal with businesses is to help move the human ...

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