I saw this great billboard yesterday and it said Recession 101 under that read: Self worth or Net worth. I realize it is a teaser sign and more information will be coming to sell us the sell. Yet I loved it and wanted to add why choose. We can have, we must have, and we deserve and desire to have both. No, they are not inalienable rights but they are bookends. One makes us more secure on the earth the other makes us more connected to all. One honors the currency of the earth and the other honors the currency of the true self.
Do you know anyone who is truly happy worrying about where the next dollar is coming from to pay the bills? Do you know anyone with low self worth that is making an impact and uplifting others? I realize there are some Sadhu’s who can pull off the no net worth thing but my teacher spoke of the vastness of God and that it was not spiritual to be struggling financially. He had a great saying OPI/OPM Other people’s ideas other people’s money. He did very well living by that mantra. Very well indeed.
Think about it. How can you get net worth and self worth to work for you? Ideas are always out there it is the person who gets it and acts on it that creates the next great _ _ _ you name it. Microsoft, Credit cards, which by the way make more money that Microsoft, MacDonalds and Wal-Mart, combined. If the people who get the ideas work with you or you get the ideas and actualize them then great. If people bring their ideas to you then you really score. You can help yourself, the person who brought it to you and the world all. Much bigger.
We don’t have to get all the ideas, we don’t have to make all the money with hard work and stress. What if we worked together and co-created. Did you ever notice that there are things you are really good at some things you are okay at and other things you are not good at and then there is the category of things “I don’t want to do no matter how good I am at it”. The great things about co-creating is that you will attract the parts you can’t or don’t want to do.
A new friend of mine was saying that a mutual friend told her that if she would help him get into a paid speaking engagement in conferences he was happy to pay her 10% She was asking me if I thought that was okay to do. I told her not only was it fair for her to make something but I would be only too glad to do the same with her. She was amazed. I was amazed, professional booking agents take much more than that right! It is the working together. Some people want to speak some want to promote. I know there are agencies you can hire but when things come together organically great things can happen. Many of the best scripts came from a road trip or party or some impromptu gathering. Some of the best promotions happened when people are not focusing on it at the moment and it “pops” into their heads.
Look around your world and see where is the OPI/OPM? Who around you has great ideas but never acts on them? Can you help them act? Who can? Are you the one who knows how to organize things or are you the big vision person or the creator of content. Look with all your senses and see who you new partners are in this new co-creation.