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You Are a Badass at Making Money
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You Are a Badass at Making Money

Learning to manage your money better

Achieving the wealth you want is possible but, to do so, you need to change your attitude towards money. Money does not bring happiness, but it is a means by which to achieve it. Our beliefs, our thoughts, the words we use, the actions we take - everything must be based around a goal that you have set yourself for wealth that is as specific as possible, both in terms of time and the amount you wish to have. On the path to wealth, you have to take risks: you have to leave your comfort zone without having a plan B to fall back on. Determination, tenacity, and real belief in your final goal are also fundamental attributes that you must train in order to make money. The book, You Are a Badass at Making Money, is a journey full of examples and practical tips to help you change your vision and start earning more money.

You Are a Badass at Making Money
Read in 18 min.
Listen in 22 min.

To start earning more money, you need to improve your relationship with it

Amongst the range of taboo topics avoided by people in everyday conversation is that of money. It is difficult to talk about money, even between friends. "How much do you earn?” is one of those questions that are rarely asked light-heartedly, and that are often interpreted as being rude. People with little money are ashamed of it, those with a lot of money feel uneasy, and those who want more are looked down on by society and labelled as upstarts. Money is perceived as a means to an end that turns people ugly, rendering them slaves to profit, which sometimes sees them even renounce their own ethics. The figure of Disney's Scrooge McDuck or the miser Ebenezer Scrooge (the main character in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol) are the first names that spring to mind when we think of a rich person. This is because, in our society, being rich is a concept often associated with a miser or a cold-hearted person. 

To make money, however, we must first do away with the paradigm currently dictating our relationship with money. Money in itself has no intrinsic value - it is neither good nor bad - but it is a means by which to achieve your goals in life. The wealth that we all search for is more of a condition, as opposed to a set sum, that enables us to be satisfied with our lives, rather than complaining of not being able to do something. Put this way, money becomes a synonym for freedom and opportunity.


The key ideas of "You Are a Badass at Making Money"

To start earning more money, you need to improve your relationship with it
Changing your mentality will stop you from falling victim to circumstances
Become richer by changing your thoughts and words
Understanding why your financial situation is not satisfactory is the first step towards changing the situation
It is essential that you define the purpose and motivation behind your desire for wealth in detail
Focus on your goal, whilst still remaining open to any possibilities that may arise, and the money will follow
If you don't know what you want, now’s the right time to figure it out because no one else will ever do it for you
You will only be able to achieve wealth by taking risks
You need to train your tenacity, determination, faith, and gratitude muscles to achieve wealth
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