It’s Not Always About the Money

I’m sure you’ve heard about the latest school shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida a couple of weeks ago.

It seems like the media has been all fired up lately as people have been “screaming” for change and many companies have been taking a stand in the matter and made changes to distance themselves from the NRA. Although political change may be slow to manifest and although a constitutional change may likely never happen, I think a lot can be done “from the ground up”. And it seems that the time is ripe for it.

I saw a clip from CNN where the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods was being interviewed about their decision to stop selling assault-style rifles and weapons in general to anyone under the age of 21 years old – regardless of what the law says.

And I was amazed.

This CEO set a perfect example of how it’s not always about the money. Business is of course about making money. A job is of course about making money. But if and when the opportunity comes along for you to go beyond that and make an actual impact, you should take it.

I believe that you’ll be faced with many opportunities in life (and work), where you’ll have to make a choice between making money by doing the wrong thing or not making money (or not making as much money) by doing the right thing. And I think that how and what you choose, shows a lot about your character.

It’s not always about the money and it shouldn’t be. Once you’re at a comfortable enough level of income or profit (and you’re not just trying to get by or in the process of building up your business or personal empire), think about what matters to you in the long run and what kind of story you want to be part of…or not part of.

What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind. Because in the end, it’s really not about how much money you made or how powerful you were, but what you did with it.

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