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Money As A Motivator

I think that money is one of life’s best motivators!

Think about it, if you had millions of dollars at your disposal, would you really wanna get off your ass and go to work? Probably not. It would be a lot funner to travel, shop, and basically be a rich jet-setter.

Of course, the majority of us do not have that kind of lifestyle… If we want something we have to WORK to get it!

Now, I know that some people view money as a “bad thing” – they think that money is something people shouldn’t talk about, or that it isn’t “right” to make money from their art, etc, etc.

Well, guess what? I am NOT one of those people.

I think we should be talking about money. How to make it, how to spend it wisely, etc.  We are all adults here and we gotta pay our bills somehow. And if someone finds a way to pay their bills by doing what they love, more power to them!

There are a number of ways to use money as a motivator. Add up your expenses and set a goal to earn half of it / all of it with income from your business. Now, be realistic when you set that goal. If you started your business yesterday, you aren’t going to make all of that money tonight.

If you find yourself in a slump and feel unmotivated, picture yourself earning your income through your business. Now, picture yourself earning your income by working in fast food. Which picture is more appealing? Do you feel like working your business now? Thought so!

Do you use money as a motivator in your business? Why or why not? And if so, how do you use it?

Crissy Herron


Crissy Herron is the founder of Indie Biz Chicks. She is the self-described "World's Best Aunt," loves Motion City Soundtrack, is awesome in the kitchen, and is a proud resident of The Mitten State. (that's Michigan, by the way.) And, oh yeah, she used to live in Alaska. (she likes the cold.)

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