A Positive Take on Money

Money. It’s funny my brother actually calls me that.  I call him and he picks up the phone.I greet him with a  “What’s Up”, he greets me with “Money”. Money is something that we ran away from and something that people avoid to discuss further.Talking about money is taboo within our background, our community, and our historical perspective. We talk about money, but we always say; “money doesn’t grow on trees”  “save it for rainy days”. I’m not here to talk about money as a monetary value per se.

 I’m here to talk about looking and talking about money differently. This is a way to think clearly and unbiasedly about money.

Money has always been associated with many negative connotations; money is the root of evil, discontentment, etc. The belief and the halo effect that if we have more, we will always want more.  This effect then predisposes by association that money is  a source of evil or greed. I have been accused and I’m fine with this. I have been accused of chasing money and wanting more. People will have their opinions and I’m cool with that. I just know that I’m trying to do things. I’m trying to accomplish some things that will require money.

Money for me is a valuable tool. It’s not always about earning or having more money. As Jim Rohn states,

“ After you become a millionaire, you can give all of your money away because what’s important is not the million dollars; what’s important is the person you have become in the process of becoming a millionaire.”

I love the smell of Fresh ambition in the Morning.

Raising our means for the sake of convenience, of succeeding and of achieving our goals is not a bad thing.  Money is not evil but neutral. It is a symbol of perceived value. Aiming for better resources and finances when  done with righteousness and  honesty is a moral pursuit.We need to clean up the language we use in labeling the beliefs we have about money.I believe that  it’s a great part of our vision for what we want to do, for  what we want to leave behind as a  legacy and as a lineage for our family and for our kids.

I’m Terrill, look your best, do your best, be your best.

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