MONEY, MONEY, MONEY…Now this is an interesting topic. Money is a medium of exchange. Money is always flowing from one person to the next. Just like your breath, money flows in and money flows out, constantly. Money is a necessity.
So you ask, “If money is a medium of exchange, what is changing hands?” Money is measured in terms of value. One is receiving a certain item, or service, or good in exchange for payment for that certain item or service or good. You are giving up your payment in the form of money and receiving a certain item or good or service in exchange.
The payment itself, the actual money or coin or paper (whether its dollars, euros, etc.) has no value at all. But when that money is given in exchange for a particular item or service, the value or cost becomes established.
Did you know that how you look at money, or how you view money, affects how much money you have? And it affects at what rate, or how fast or slow you accumulate it…
For example, when money is viewed negatively, such as, “Money is the root of all evil”, or “Money doesn’t grow on trees”, then this negative view of money will usually have a detrimental effect on your accumulation of it…
However, if you have a positive view of money, then generally you will have a tendency to accumulate lots of it.
For example, do you view money as something healthy? Something you can use to benefit others? If this is your view, you will be a good service provider. In other words, if you are the seller or provider of goods or services, you usually will provide great value on that good or service.
Great providers of value will accumulate lots of money.
Money as a medium of exchange is determined by the value placed on the item or service being purchased. In short, everyone is looking to spend money because it takes money to survive. But what everyone is really looking for is getting the most VALUE for your money.
When was the last time you were at a restaurant, took a look at the menu and said, “I’m not paying that for that?”….Well, you just placed a value on that item. You are not willing to part with your hard-earned money for the value received.
A different perspective is placed on the value when an item or service or good is recommended by others. Before you even sample the item or service you already have an increased value in your mind. You are thinking that “If its good enough for Joe, then its good enough for me” or something like that.
Did you also know that your relationship with money, or your view towards money can be programmed into your subconscious mind? In order to attract more money you will have to change your views toward money.