As the song from 1966 hit musical Cabaret says, “Money makes the world go ’round. And whilst it may not be a literal truth – The fact is, money is a part of everyday life and pretty much everyone needs a supply of it from somewhere.
Not only does money provide us with the means to purchase the goods and services we need to live, but for many people, it’s possession and acquisition is also directly linked to self-esteem and identity.
On the opposite side of the coin so to speak, feelings of failure and low self-worth may be associated with finance.
It’s not surprising then, that during the many one-to-one online meetings that I’ve held with students, money is a topic I’ve picked up on that seems to trouble quite a few of you…
Whether they are based on a sort of ‘imposter syndrome’ or a fear of failure, students often tell me that they are worried about charging for their services.
On closer examination, however, we can see that this fear is COMPLETELY GROUNDLESS.
It is regrettable, but nevertheless true, that money is the exchange mechanism by which value is traded – if a person adds value to another’s life, that exchange deserves to be rewarded for two reasons…
- The provider of the services has exchanged their own time effort and finance to be in the position to deliver the service.
- If the provider of the services does not charge for them, then they are undermining their own self-worth and confidence
Another quote from Groucho Marx puts money into a different perspective…
“It frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.” — Groucho Marx
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