I just now opened the letter from my company containing my September commission check. Yippee! That’s a small Yippee!, because the check’s not huge, but it’s worthy of celebration nonetheless. From such starts are mighty somethings built.
It’s the kind of something that makes the difference. The way money’s earned is important to me. Selling to people who either don’t need, don’t want or won’t benefit from my products wouldn’t sit well. I have problems with otherwise legal businesses that aren’t good – gambling enterprises spring to mind, likewise tobacco conglomerates and even liquor vendors. No-one forces anyone to buy or be a part of that stuff, nor are they 100% bad, but still, I wonder about their overall usefulness to the world.
In that vein, I like to think of money that comes into our lives as sweet money or sour money. Sweet money is the result of either doing the kind of work you really like, the dividend of doing some good for society, is passively but responsibly earned, or some combination of those elements. I like to think that we – you and I – could eventually earn most or all of our money this way.
Sour money would be money we gain from the opposite side of that coin. Money from a job we hate, or a dead-end job, or cash earned from ripping off people, or taken irresponsibly or by deception falls into this category. Sour money sours our life, in my opinion, and needs to be supplanted as soon as possible with sweet money.
My aim is to earn enough passive sweet money so that I can choose my days’ activities. It’s the end result of my building your own trust find idea. By creating a sufficient pool of, in my case, happy customers who return to buy their household essentials each month, that aim is possible. The truly shocking thought is just how possible it is, with time and diligence.
Even though I start with but a tiny check and a muted Yippee!