Those of you who know me know I like money. I like what it can buy and I like what it can do. I think it’s a wonderful tool, and I have no problem with people making vast amounts of it.
In fact I think that’s great, and we should all give it a go.
But I’ve found from personal experience that doing things specifically ‘for the money’ does not always lead to happiness and prosperity. Not if what you are doing is not in line with your core values and beliefs.
I do believe that if you ‘follow your passion’ and build a business that is in line with your values, and you develop a culture of ‘value driven’, honest and ethical behaviour within the organisation, the money is sure to follow. You’ll also have a long term sustainable business.
On the flip side I also believe that if you just ‘focus on the money’, and the culture within your business is rotten, with unethical dishonest behaviour as the norm, you may do ok for a while but it will always come back to bite you on the ass. Just take a look at what we are witnessing with Rupert Murdoch and the News Corp scandal.
That’s my view, but what do you think? Please leave a comment below.
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