‘Beliefs and Values’ or ‘Do it for the Money?’

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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  1. Domaw
    6 years ago

    I have a problem of motivation to make money. What are your set of beliefs and values, what book to read so that I can have the passion to make money. Yes it buys things, but… when i get enough to stay alive I stop searching for it. I get lazy and lack motivation. I think I should have a paradigm change, a change in my belief and value systems.

    can you help. Send me email.


    admin Reply:

    Great comment! The motivation has to come from within and I don’t believe a book will give it to you. It may inspire you for a while, but if you don’t really have wealth as a value the inspiration won’t last. Some of my major core values are health, family, love, and happiness, so I often find myself in the same boat as you…. the bills get paid and I ease off. How about associating the money with something you want badly, and that may help….. or just focus on providing as much value as you can to as many people as you can? If you do that for long enough the money should follow.


  2. Helen Kirkham
    6 years ago

    Great article. I think of earning money as a hobby you get paid for! If you love what you do, there is the potential to earn more and enjoy your guilt free pleasures!


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