In the last couple of weeks, Activision Blizzard (a gaming company) has come under fire in California for their mistreatment of women in the company.
I’ve watched with curiosity as some people who have been followers of the company or employees have cut their ties completely and walked away, while others have justified Activision’s behavior and remained.
This isn’t new behavior for people in these precarious situations, it’s just a more recent news story.
I see or hear about people all the time that stay with a company or keep a client despite contradicting values and a lack of integrity.
These people compromise their passions, visions, growth, values, for the sake of staying because they believe that’s where the money is and if they leave, or fire the client, the money will stop flowing.
That’s what many of us have been conditioned to think.
The problem with this? We are letting money dictate our decisions instead of allowing ourselves – our dreams, desires, and ideals – to lead the way and trusting money will follow.
Because it will.
There is money in anything we can do, so we don’t need to stay in places that don’t align with our values and beliefs.
We need to go where we want to be and allow money to follow us, not lord over us.
Here’s the 3-2-1 on compromising for money.
- Money isn’t causing us to stay in a situation we don’t want to be in; it’s the fear that life can’t be different from what we already have that keeps us stuck.
- If we chase the money and stay somewhere, we’ll be miserable. If we go where we want to go and let money follow, we’ll find joy and alignment.
- Money should be our co-conspirator in our lives, not our master pushing us to do more and ignore our passions and values.
- Watch your money this week and note where you’re letting money drive you to do things you don’t want to do.
- Identify one micro-adjustment you can make to move toward what you do want to do.
- Am I staying in any situation because of the money?
This money conversation continues on YouTube. Check out Friendship Isn’t Always About Compromise to understand how friendship factors into the discussion above and make sure to subscribe while you’re there.
To your impact and legacy,