Money and Work
Money, the smart make, the elite keep, the wise use.
Money Should Follow You
Money should follow you. If not, it is better to address the cause that prevents money from following you than following money.
Money Following You
If you work for money, you are following money. If you work for something more important than money, money is following you.
Work is to learn life and grow. Salary is a scholarship.
Although one who works for a purpose greater than gaining money, money naturally fills one’s pockets just as food naturally fills the stomach of one who eats for a reason beyond filling stomach.
A Servant and a Master of Money
Two persons who do the same work and receive the same amount of money at the same restaurant have different motivations for their work. One makes meals for money but the other makes meals for people who will eat the meals. The former follows money but money follows the latter. The former is a servant of the money but the latter is a master of money.
The former is below money but the latter is above money. The former gets stress while the latter gets joy. The former works as a resource while the latter works as a human.
From a Servant to a Master of Money
Working to make money is following money and is becoming a servant of money. Working to benefit others is enabling money to follow oneself and is becoming a master of money.
There are good special ingredients to add when making food. The special ingredients are motivation and intention to benefit the people, who will eat it.
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The special ingredients are also good to add when making products or provide services at work. The special ingredients are motivation and intention to benefit the people, the customers.
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The special ingredients are also good to add when speaking or writing.
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Adding the special ingredients - making and providing with the motivation and intention of benefiting others - not only enhances the value of the work but also contributes to creating a better future for all.
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Making and providing with the motivation and intention of benefiting others is a privilege of humans, especially the wise, not beasts or machines.
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Working with motivation and intention to benefit others enables money to follow you instead of following money, empowers you to work as a human instead of a resource, and helps you to grow.
source: New Direction Archive