Create money without action?
Would it surprise you to learn that action and work do not create money?
A lot of people mistakenly believe that money is created from the effort we put out in the world. This is simply not true. If you only rely on your eyes and what you see, then yes, it appears that work creates money.
However, money is actually energy. The more energy you put out and the more people you affect with your energy, the more money you make.
It’s always interesting when people complain that athletes and celebrities make more money than teachers and firemen. I’m not arguing that civil service men and women and teachers do not provide value to our society. They are extremely important!
However, let’s look closely at the example of a elementary school teacher. How many students are in the average elementary classroom? It’s been a long time since I went to elementary school, so I’m going to guess most teachers have about 15-30 students in their classroom. And most teachers keep those same students for the entire year. That’s about 30 people they directly impact a year.
Now, let’s examine a celebrity. If we take Will Smith for example. He has starred in over 20 movies. I have personally have not met Will Smith in person yet, but I know who he is. Millions of people have seen his movies.
I know what I’m about to say is going to piss some people off, but try to remain open-minded while you read what I’m about to say.
It is completely reasonable and fair that Will Smith make more than the average school teacher. Money follows the law of influence. The more people you impact, the more money you make. The average teacher impacts less than 100 people a year, while Will Smith impacts millions of people in just one film.
Now, if a teacher were to create a learning product like hooked on phonics or leapfrog (which were actually both created by parents), they would increase their influence and impact more children. This would enable them to make even more money.
If you want to increase your money, increase your influence. Don’t complain. Don’t make ridiculous comparisons about why one group of professionals don’t make as much as a completely different group of professionals.
Start asking yourself, how can I serve the needs of more people. Constantly, all day long, instead of worrying about money, ask out loud, silently to yourself, write it down, repeat it often, “How can I serve more?”
The more profoundly you can answer this question, the more money you will make.
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