RULE 35: Work As If You Didn’t Need The Money

Nigerian Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina with Controversial Ekiti PDP Governor, Ayo Fayose
Most of us work
because we do need the money but some of us let it show and some of us don’t.
If somebody looks as though they don’t need the money, it’s for one of two
reasons. Either (a) they put on a good act or (b) they genuinely enjoy their
work and do it because they love it – they would do it even if they didn’t need
the money


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Clearly (b) is a
fantastic place to be and one we should all strive to get to. But even if that’s
not the case for you yet, there’s a very good reason to act as if you would
work irrespective of the financial return. If people think (or indeed know)
that you need the money, it gives them power over you and that puts you in a
vulnerable position; it makes you insecure. If you work as if you don’t need
the money, they have no power and you have it instead.
“If people think (or indeed know) that you need the
money, it gives them power over you and that puts you in a vulnerable position;
it makes you insecure. If you work as if you don’t need the money, they have no
power and you have it instead”.

Many years ago I
worked in a job I hated and I was unhappy. Later on I started a business that
my heart wasn’t really in and it failed. But I have always written. Am I a
writer? Not really. I don’t write highbrow fiction. I wish I could but I know
my limitations and stick to writing about what I see other people doing.
But writing is
something I have always done – whether I get paid for it or not; whether it
gets published or not. And that’s my secret; I do it because I passionately
care about it. It is my heart and soul and belief and drive and ambition. It is
so much a part of me that no one can touch it or have power over it or take it
away. Do you know how happy that makes me? Do you know how rich that is making
me? Do you know how much power that gives me?
So what’s your
secret? What makes your heart turn cartwheels? Where does your dream lie? You’ve
got to be driven. Being prosperous has no room for ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I’m not
sure’. You’ve got to know, you’ve got to be sure. Why? Because that is what
wealthy people do? They know where they are going and what they are going to do
when they get there. They have passion and drive and ambition and
determination. They work because they want to.
Ah, but I hear you say, the passion and
determination is something they are born with; it’s in their personality.
Perhaps it is. But it’s also something you can emulate, copy, and mirror. Do
like them to become like them. Work as if you didn’t need the money. Aim for
the point where you don’t do anything unless your heart is in it. 
From The Book; The Rules of Wealth by
Richard Templar
(Read Rule
36
of Rule of Wealth tomorrow on Asabeafrika)


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