Creative Money - Why Working Long Hours Doesn't Make You Wealthy
By Tania French
Most people measure money by time. They believe that by working more hours they make more money.
That perspective is hard to overcome. Since the quality of your life depends on it, I'm hopeful to change this belief in you.
First, write this down: "Only ideas make money, not time!"
Writing things down allows your words to reach the subconscious mind. That's why, anytime you set your goals, make sure to write them down.
OK, so how is it that time is not money? Look around you. All of you know people who spend a lot of time working. And working. Their income is stagnant except for the occasional raise to keep up with inflation. They are not breaking any ground financially. In fact, these workers are most likely accumulating more debt as we speak.
But they keep thinking and hoping and praying that if they work hard enough, they"ll make a lot of money.
Now turn your attention to successful artists, entrepreneurs and just plain wealthy people. What do they all have in common?
They come up with a great idea. An idea that excites all their senses. And because the idea appeals to them, they naturally have great enthusiasm to implement that idea. They feel the joy of seeing that idea blossom and flourish. As a result, successful people keep creating and coming up with new ideas. They learn to discern which ideas work and have the confidence to discard those that don't work.
Soon the benefits of their wealth allows them to relax and to unwind so they can keep that creativity flowing.
Yes, they work hard initially to bring their first idea into manifestation. But they also know that their continued success depends on relaxing and recharging their mind and body. They feel and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Successful people don't exhaust their creative spirit by working at a dead-end job. They know, that creativity expands their world. Creativity smashes all boundaries. Creativity is the blood of Life. And they depend on their financial freedom to keep creating.
So sit down and do two things. Write a list of ten things you really enjoy. Then jot down ideas about how you can market what you enjoy. You'll toss out most of your ideas. But you will find at least one that will grab your attention in a Big way.
You'll need only one idea to change your life forever.
Just remember. Don't spend any more time dreaming of the castles you're going to build. Hold to the one vision of what you want, and act Now. You are already great within. You just may not yet be doing the great things without.
Transform each hurdle into a learning tool for further success. Wake up to a new life. Celebrate your wonderful creativity. Kick it into full gear and be amazed at your creative power!
Copyright 2005 Tania French
About The Author
Tania French is a composer who has enjoyed performances and radio broadcasts of her music worldwide. Her new CD "Renewal (released January 1, 2006) features a rejuvenating fusion of new age, classical, and world music.
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