How can I stop feeling guilty about making easy money?

guilty about making easy money

Should we feel guilty about making easy money?

Heidi is feeling guilty because she’s still making money from writing she did four years ago. Somehow it just feels too easy to make money without doing any hard work. Let’s look at the unhealthy mindset behind that feeling.

Episode #660 April 19, 2019

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Do you have tips for overcoming guilt that comes along with doing the work once and getting paid over and over again?

Check out the book, Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Making money is not a bad thing.

Poverty is not virtuous.

Charging someone a fair price for a product or service is not something for which you should feel guilty.

As Rabbi Lapin says, “Being profitable is a measurement of how effectively you’re serving God’s children.”

What are some foundations that should be in place before making the side hustle the main hustle?

If you are using the 15-hour formula to build your side business and you’re bringing in 50% of your day job income, then you are in a perfect place to make the switch to full-time entrepreneurship. You should have no problem making the remaining 50% of your income when you put 40 hours per week into your side business.

Check out No More Dreaded Mondays for some real life examples and the proven principles of how to take an idea and grow it.

I’m 34 years old and have no home, no funds, no phone, can’t make interviews because of lack of funds.

It’s important to not pull yourself into a cycle of losing. Here are 5 tips to break the cycle of losing.

You need 5 things to come back from failure. It’s not a high IQ, another college degree or 10 more years of work experience. It’s

  • Loving relationships
  • Uncompromising integrity
  • Clear purpose
  • Vibrant health
  • Optimstic faith

I am 54 years old and ready to change after 20 years of teaching.

It’s important here to really understand your calling and your purpose. Your actual career and job comes after first determining your calling. Find out more in Is Your Job Your Calling?

Be creative about the options that come with your love for teaching and your skillset. Remember, that work you love will combine your:

Dan, I did something stupid in 2014. When my wife and I moved for my wife’s career, rather than be an employee I decided to go to work for myself.  

In this kind of situation, you either win or you learn.


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Audio of Christy Wright interviewing Rabbi Daniel Lapin on: How to Stop Feeling Guilty for Making Money


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