In order to make money, you should do what you love

In these recent days, I got so much inspiration from the books I read. One of those books is Adam Khoo’s book “Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires”. Let me share one thing to you about how the rich people make their money that I found from that book.

You see, many people have the mindset that they have to work very hard in life in order to become rich. They have got to force themselves to be disciplined and motivated. They believe that when they eventually make enough money, they can finally do what they love to do and enjoy their lives.


This is a recipe that is guaranteed to make you struggle in stress and misery all your life. When you do something purely for the money and not because of passion, you will find it very difficult to stay motivated. After a while, you will burn out and give up from the stress and exhaustion.

Instead, you must do what you love to do now! Not only will you begin to enjoy your life and be happy but you will suddenly find the natural energy and motivation that will drive you to give your best and become the best. When this happens, the money will automatically follow.


The other things I want to share are three myths of money (out of nine that’s explained in that book).

Myth: Having a lot of money will change you (into a bad person)
Fact: Money is a personality magnifier. It brings out the true person within you. If you are a selfish and nasty person by nature, having money will make you even more nasty and selfish. However, if you are a kind, generous and loving person deep down inside, money will magnify your goodness.

Myth: Money will make you less spiritual
Fact: Again, if you are by nature a spiritual person, having money will allow you to touch more lives and help you do more of God’s work. In fact, the wealthiest people in the world are extremely spiritual. Not having to worry about money anymore allows many of the rich to focus on the more important things in life. Many truly wealthy people believe they don’t own their money. They are just custodians of God’s wealth.

Myth: Rich people are materialistic. They worship money.
Fact: It is the people who lack money who worship it. Who works all day, year after year in a job which they hate, just for the money? Who is wishing they had more money? Who is constantly worrying about money? Who are those who constantly sacrifice their health and family to make more money? It is those who are wealthy or those who have no money? I rest my case. In fact, the rich rarely work because of money. The work because of passion and a sense of personal mission. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, George Lucas, Michael Jordan, and Steve Jobs certainly don’t work for money. (They work because of their passion and the money is just the consequences for what they’ve done).
There is much more inspiration that I got, but I have to stop now or this note will be too long. I will end up my note with a quote.

This one single asset will generate for you unlimited wealth. This asset is your mind, also known as your intellectual asset! – Adam Khoo

So, invest wisely in your intellectual asset… 🙂


In order to make money, you should do what you love.

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About Charles

Seorang alumni Fakultas Ilmu Komputer UI. Suka mengoleksi buku-buku dan membagikan inspirasi-inspirasi yang didapatkannya. Mencintai matematika dan logika sederhana. Hobinya adalah mencari inspirasi dan membagikannya. Seorang biasa yang percaya bahwa dia memiliki Tuhan yang luar biasa.

5 responses to “In order to make money, you should do what you love”

  1. Jefry says :

    Really agree with that! Bukan mencintai apa yang kita kerjakan tetapi Mengerjakan apa yg kita Cintai! Steven Jobs bos Apple Computer juga memiliki pernyataan yang sama. Katanya anda harus mengerjakan apa yang anda cintai karena jalannya sangat sulit jika anda tidak benar-benar mencintainya anda akan menyerah, entah diawal, tengah bahkan ironisnya selangkah sebelum finish. Itu yang membedakan antara orang yang berhasil dengan yang tidak.

  2. Charles says :


    Yup, Steve Jobs banyak ngomong tentang ini… Salah satunya di sini. 😀

  3. Leni says :

    Good posting, charles..
    Memang ya jika kita melakukan segala sesuatu dengan cinta maka rasa-rasanya akan sangat menyenangkan dan bisa maksimal.
    So, always trying to love what you do, even in order to make money.
    Begitu ya, hehe..


    • Charles says :


      Thanks y Leni… Iya, Leni juga pasti uda merasakannya kan? Kalo mengerjakan sesuatu yang kita cintai, bekerja jadi seperti bermain, hehe. Terus semangat ya… 😀

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