What are we doing here anyway?
Robert gave you a good introduction, but its useful for us to talk a little bit more about what exactly "Making that Money" means. MTM as you'll here us refer to a lot, means a lot more than just accumulating wealth or prestige. Let's look at one of the broadest definitions I could find for "money." Dictionary.com says one usage of the word "money" is "any article or substance used as a medium of exchange..." So, in layman's terms if we take something--a piece of gold, a note, a rock, etc. and we can use that item to exchange it for something else, we have money.
So what in our lives would we consider "money?" Don't we use our emotions with others to exchange for better, stronger, more intimate relationships? Don't we reasonably use our skills to exchange for things like better pay, better jobs, more security, etc.? Follow along with us here at this blog and you'll understand what we mean when we talk about "money."
As idealistic college students we thought that the production of more, more, more was the way to a happy and fulfilling life. More cash, more investments more real estate, more security. You know what? We were absolutely right. Let me temper that a bit. More cash doesn't always mean more peace and more happiness. The opposite may actually be true. But it's silly for us to imagine that human beings don't always attempt to procure more in their lives. We shouldn't be ashamed of this, because it isn't necessarily a bad thing. We contend that as long as we're looking for healthy money as opposed to bad money, we are always improving ourselves in healthful ways.
So what we're doing here is pretty simple. This is a way for us to make more money, and for you to make more money. Don't be afraid of it say it loud, "we're into money and we're proud!"
We all love emotional money because that helps us interact with our loved ones better. We love social money that we save up and use to strengthen our relationships and appreciate our communities more. We all love health money because we exercise and eat right to build up the money we exchange for longer life and more energy. And who doesn't love cash money? We love cash money because it helps us do more for ourselves, our loved ones, and our world.
In these coming months and years we'll talk about the adventures in making money in all its forms. Most of all we want you to spend a little of your intellectual money with us, and we promise we'll spend a bunch with you.