Money is fluid.
The more you try to hold onto it, the more elusive it is. I learned this a long time ago. And it’s good to remind yourself of wise things…or be willing to be reminded of them. Saying money is fluid is more than just a catchy sound bite. It’s actually true. Money, like fluid, needs to flow in order to be of good use to individuals and economies.
My daughter discovered an every day example of how money is fluid.
I had a conversation, about this, with my daughter the other day after enjoying a nice lunch together in one of our favorite restaurants. The subject of tipping the wait staff came up. My daughter offered to pay the tab, but she said she felt like tipping was spending too much.
I brought up the old saying, “What goes around, comes around.” And I added how money is definitely no exception. When you want people to spend more on your products, services, or information…or even to remember you, it stands to reason you should be doing the same for them.
That’s how economies blossom and flourish.
Matter of fact, the more people try to hold on to money, the less effective an economy is. Think of it this way…if no one went to Walmart to spend any money, how could they keep even one store open? Much less become a giant retail force. You might not be a retail giant…or ever want to be…but you DO want people to pay you for your hard work. Right? Then, it stands to reason you should be doing the same. In fact, if you don’t go spend some of your money, you won’t get any new things. And where’s the fun in that?
So, here’s to learning how to make a lot of money while, at the same time, keeping a spirit of generosity. Give value – get value.
That’s how money is fluid.
When you’re really, really ready to get ready, get RondaReady.