Earning money is one of those things that we must inevitably do, so it might as well be done according to the five laws for earning money. The five laws for earning money were created to ensure that money is earned in such a way that is liberating to the breadwinner and those who he or she serves. If any one of the five laws for earning money are not being met, then this misstep could be a sign that you are not earning money the right way.
Here are the five laws for earning money:
- Be Ethical & Honest — Although money is a big part of our lives, money is certainly not big enough to validate being immoral or dishonest to others just to earn it. Why earn money by doing a disservice to the world when you could earn money by assuredly making the lives of others better in some way. I am not trying to be a judgmental prick when I write this, but people who earn their money by being dishonest have the wrong paradigm instilled into their minds about making money. Wise people understand that earning money is about so much more than actually earning money.
- Provide Value — Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a janitor, you should be providing value to people. People give you money because they expect something of value to be delivered to them in return. As an entrepreneur, you have not provided value to your customer if you knew you sold a faulty product to someone. As a janitor, you have not provided value if you decided that you did not feel like cleaning when you were supposed to be doing so. People like people who provide genuine value even when money is not involved, so it only makes sense to provide value to others when money is involved. If you want to win people’s money, then it is as simple as providing value. Always do your job with wholeness and integrity because doing so will take you a long way.
- Love The Work — To not love your work is to set yourself up for unhappiness and failure. If you do not love what you do for a living, then it is simply not going to work out. Many people fall into this trap of believing that you cannot do something in which you love for a living, but that is merely a false notion. The worst thing you could do is do a job to only please someone else or do the job for the money because those things alone are missing your love for the work you do. Simply put, love what you do and if you do not like it, then find more desirable work. I realize that it is difficult to do what you love for a living, which is why most people do not, but do you really want to live like most people?
- Consistently Work — You cannot be an industrious person one day, then decide to be a complete slacker the next day. People expect you to be consistent in your work. Put yourself in the shoes of the person who relies upon your products or services. For example, if you were staying at a hotel and eating the food that the hotel’s kitchen staff provided every day, would you want to receive good-tasting food one day, then receive cold, bad-tasting food the next day? Absolutely not! People expect consistency and for a good reason, so you must be consistent. Deliver 100% good work every day!
- Have Pride In Your Work — You should always be proud of what you do for a living. Never should one be ashamed of his job, if he loves the work he does. Make it your business to even boast about what you do and how it makes your life better. Instead of hiding your job from the world, tell everyone about what you do and how it is your life-spring.