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Make More Money (by adding value)

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THINK 'ADDING VALUE' (and you'll get more money)

Most people either 'like' their job, 'loathe' their job or 'love' their job. Everyone wants to make more money regardless of how they feel about their job. The secret to making more money is, focus on adding value. Think less of what you can have or acquire. Think more of what you can do, produce or create. You don't always have to do more though we always can do more. What you might consider is 'doing different'. Let me explain.

1. Do you choose to be happy at work? It's a choice. And you can do it. It's a lot of 'mind over matter'. Mind what's important and the rest doesn't matter. Your attitude and your happiness is important. When you choose to be happy, you will affect others in the workplace.

2. Are you a 'drag'? Michael's definition of a 'drag' is, a person who 'drastically reduces all good.' Of course, they have a bad attitude. If you're this kind of person, you can change. Start being positive. Start by giving subtle and honest praise to co-workers. If you've been a 'drag', don't go to work tomorrow being Pollyana. Just start looking for authentic reasons to give others some praise. It will set you apart from everyone else. People will perceive you as being more caring and more interested in them. Your influence will skyrocket especially if you're in an environment where there is little praise and encouragement.

3. CHOOSE what you are going to think. Most people have relinquished control of their brains to CNN, ABC, NBC, 'the way things are', society, drama, negativity and the like. It's time to take back charge of your brain. Get your focus directed. Like Paul said in the bible, "Think on these things. Things that are true, are of a good report, are honorable, are positive." Start your day by reading something positive. If you have nothing to read that is positive, send me your email address and I'll send you a free copy of my 'Powerful Attitudes' e-book. Read a little every morning. It will positively and powerfully affect the rest of your day.

When you change you, you will add value in your workplace. Like the late great business philosopher, Jim Rohn said, "You can take out the garbage at McDonalds and earn minimum wage. But if you take out the garbage and whistle as you do it every day, you're likely to earn 50 cents more per hour."

Add value to your workplace by controlling your own attitude. You will advance faster and in time, make a lot more money.

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Reply Report voice_cd 2014-2-18 09:31
Thanks for sharing your story here! We have highlighted your story to the homepage.
Reply Report KCH 2014-2-18 16:28
A good attitude does do one good.Nevertheless,money isn't that easy to make.I read a book on how to make more money.It says that, rather than work for money,you must make money work for you.To be honest,I haven't made a fortune even since I read the book.It's more than I can figure out.
Reply Report benyjoylily 2014-2-18 16:58
yes,i agree
Reply Report steep 2014-2-19 06:21
Maybe it's true that we should keep a postive attitude on money,pay more attention to  your job.No pay,no gain.
Reply Report MichaelM 2014-2-19 07:04
steep: Maybe it's true that we should keep a postive attitude on money,pay more attention to  your job.No pay,no gain.
Yes. Thank you for your comment.
Reply Report MichaelM 2014-2-19 07:04
benyjoylily: yes,i agree
Thank you.
Reply Report MichaelM 2014-2-19 07:05
KCH: A good attitude does do one good.Nevertheless,money isn't that easy to make.I read a book on how to make more money.It says that, rather than work for ...
Yes. Always keeps a positive attitude. Thank you for your comment.
Reply Report MichaelM 2014-2-19 07:05
voice_cd: Thanks for sharing your story here! We have highlighted your story to the homepage.
Thank you Victor.
Reply Report foreignchinese 2014-2-19 08:31
Money is a very elusive commodity. Strangely, the more you want and chase after it the further it becomes available to you. But if one adopts a drive in life, this commodity will come readily available to you. When I was younger, I used to think hard everyday trying to make more money and acquire more wealth. It drives me crazy and I was never happy then. Somehow I was never happy with my profession though a noble one. Things starts to change when I develop a passion and drive to stick to this profession. I develop the attitude of achieving my work and tight dateline and I felt the distinct satisfaction that I managed it all by myself. I have people coming back to me and even introduce new clients too.
However, I believe that there comes a time that we must slow down and at worst to stop making money so to say. Why I said that is that we have a certain life span and God only allow us to spend a certain "X" amount of money during this life. What is the point of making 2 or 3 times more than one need. The time spent on generating this additional income could have been utilized for other pleasures during our life than making more money that one will never get to spend at all.
Reply Report KCH 2014-2-19 10:21
I have forgotten to ask you for a copy of the 'Powerful Attitudes' E-book.May I?This is my email-address:qin412261@163.com.
Thank you.
Reply Report remitrom 2014-2-19 20:35
YES ! I agree 200%, It is better to be Rich in Life experiences than in a bank account.
Reply Report KCH 2014-2-20 09:21
I received the E-book.Thanks for sharing.
Reply Report MichaelM 2014-2-20 12:47
KCH: I received the E-book.Thanks for sharing.
You're welcome
Reply Report Daniel.z 2014-2-20 17:21
This is a very good article. It reminds me that I should have a positive attitude when I get boring on my job. Thanks very much.
By the way, can I have your 'Powerful Attitudes' E-book. My email address: crz21@163.com
Reply Report theleast 2014-2-21 12:43
Is it true to say: where your money is, there your heart is?  
Reply Report laoren1234 2014-2-21 19:26
Great article!
Reply Report MichaelM 2014-2-21 19:48
laoren1234: Great article!
Thank you very much.
Reply Report I_am_Andrew 2014-2-23 00:37
Great article. Money follows value.Lead the value,and money will be a follower..Right?
Hi Michael,may I ask for your E-book?Thank you! andrew_ou@hotmail.com
Reply Report MichaelM 2014-2-23 05:36
I_am_Andrew: Great article. Money follows value.Lead the value,and money will be a follower..Right?
Hi Michael,may I ask for your E-book?Thank you! andrew_ou@hotma ...
Andrew,

Thank you. I sent you the ebook. Let me know that you got it.

Michael
Reply Report MichaelM 2014-2-23 05:36
I_am_Andrew: Great article. Money follows value.Lead the value,and money will be a follower..Right?
Hi Michael,may I ask for your E-book?Thank you! andrew_ou@hotma ...
Andrew,

Thank you. I sent you the ebook. Let me know that you got it.

Michael

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Michael is the author of the transformational book, Powerful Attitudes. He is a professional educator, an educational consultant, an author. He lives in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He enjoys playing guitar and writing poetry. He loves China.

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