marital arts moneyTools.

You need them for your business.

But most people don’t use them at all, and those who do often use the wrong tool for the job, or they use them improperly.

Money is a tool. But most people have deeply ingrained beliefs about money that keep them from achieving their goals.

Many people believe that money corrupts, money is the root of all evil (see 1 Timothy 6:10 for the correct quote), all rich people are crooks… I think you get the point.

These irrational beliefs cause them to self-sabotage when it comes to building their school. In the back of their mind, someone who holds negative beliefs about money is thinking, “If I become successful I will become a corrupt person who is greedy and takes advantage of others.”

But the truth is…

Money is a tool – nothing more.

I can kill with a knife… the knife is not inherently evil.

I can protect myself or others with that same tool, or use it to perform numerous useful chores and tasks.

It is my action that is evil if I harm others for my own gain or pleasure.

Money is a tool that can be used to help others.

Do you want a nice school? Lots of students? Do you dream of coaching others to success in competition, and traveling far and wide? Do you want to inspire others through martial arts instruction? Do you believe
you have something valuable to give, and you’d like to help as many others as possible with your gift?

Money is a tool that will help you achieve your dreams.

It is not something to be lusted after. You should be completely unemotional about it, and simply use it as a tool that allows you to achieve your dreams and help others.

Change the way you view money, and it will change your life.

Mike Massie is the author of Small Dojo Big Profits and runs a martial arts business coaching website for new instructors and small school owners, MAbizU.com.

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