Some of the issues closest to your heart right now might have a lot more to do with your overall psychological self-worth than what appears to be on the surface about money. But really, in terms of self-esteem, it actually does all come down to your earning power and potential to draw in bucks (read more….)
Well, in one sense, you need to understand that unless you open yourself up and make it easier for those who are in need of your special skills or talents to gain access, that you’re actually making it harder for yourself. This doesn’t mean you have to put yourself out there for nothing, but just that getting paid should not be the only impetus for you doing some of the amazing things that you (and only you) can actually do.
You understand what we’re talking about here don’t you?
Now at the moment it might feel as though it’s difficult to get a balanced perspective on the give-and-take that’s required here, and it may of course appear like you’re making all the sacrifices and getting little in return. But learning to work with that will eventually help you to achieve the right balance. It isn’t easy for you to completely let go of any expectations, mainly because you are wary of anyone gaining control over your creativity or your sense of power to make your own decisions, but you have to understand that your continued development means having to develop trust that what you’re doing for others is actually not going to take away from anything that you already have.
Relax. Investing your skills in some worthwhile contribution to society is the best investment that you can make. You cannot possibly lose from making such a commitment. The old saying “nothing ventured, nothing gained” is going to have to be your mantra at this critically decisive point in your life.
So don’t let your hang-ups over making a $buck$ stop you from doing the most amazing thing you could possibly do. Don’t lose the earnest love and support you have already gathered from those around you. You will see (if you only look around) that this is the biggest problem with today’s society – why people are so mean, and why the world is in a real fix about understanding the quality and value of compassion and kindness. Go ahead, make yourself an example and lead the way with the spirit of your own generosity and kindness.
You will see – your efforts will not go unrewarded.