I’m Not Cashist
I’m Not Cashist
When people ask why don’t I sleep a lot or do the things that keep me up at night, my answer is somewhat smart alec’y- I say I’m not cashist. They look at me like I’m crazy, or even worse is when people get quiet. While I’m laughing quietly to myself I say, “I don’t discriminate against money.” And then the ‘ice is broken’ and walls are brought down.
Funny how people can relate to hard work. I work hard and I’m not scared of it. Matter of fact, I rather enjoy it. Honestly, I wouldn’t consider it work. The activities are fun, enriching and encouraging. Jim Rohn said, “Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.”
As an entrepreneur in the for-profit sector and a social entrepreneur within the nonprofit sector, I do what I do to increase my value so my message is heard. Rohn quotes again, “Personal value is the magnet that attracts all good things into our lives. The greater our value, the greater our reward.” When it comes to money, I can’t expect anyone to pay me what I feel I deserve if I don’t see value in my knowledge, reputation, work ethic, and experiences. However, money is just a tool to deliver my message of value.
For example, nonprofits always have to ask for funding (monetary tools) via grants, fundraisers and donations. It’s pretty humbling. Again, I’m not cashist so I do what I have to do. However, my latest entrepreneurial effort is Uber.
Uber has humbled me even more. Some people can be very rude and insensitive to you within your own car. I had one group get in my car and they didn’t speak to me until it was time to go. It was painful to hear someone speak so highly of themselves for 15 minutes because they work at a Fortune 500 company as an intern, but didn’t say a word to me in my own car. At the same time, I get it. They were proud and so were their friends. It’s business and I got paid, so as a learning experience as personal development we learn to keep moving forward.
The personal development you receive as an entrepreneur is priceless. Even though the goal is to earn money because were not cashist, the experiences are extremely rich in value. As Uber, this sacrifice of time yields such an unique experience which increases my value and is only specific to me. Not only do I get the value of learning how to listen, adapt, speak, engage and cater to my riders, Uber is also paying me to be a student of how to become a better entrepreneur.”You can’t rich off demand,” quotes Rohn. So thank you, Uber- you’re helping me earn my value!
At the end of the day, I understand we have different want and needs. Agree or disagree, we have different ideas of what our value are. I want my money in pocket and bank accounts; but I also want my value to be an expert in helping others see that they have value too! That’s my message to others is that we all have value!
Thank you Jim Rohn! Thank you Valerie Brodigan for sharing me his CD set!
I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.
Nathan A. Webster, MBA
June 12, 2018
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