Alternative Sources of Financial support
There is a time we all need an alternative source of income. Actually not because the current one cannot keep us running but simply because as the days go by, our needs keep increasing and desires keep changing. This is very true because naturally as human beings our desires keep growing and we want to become more and more independent from our environment. By independent here I am talking of a situation where one can influence the activities around and not be control by it. This means if our environment comes with what we like, we embrace it and if we don’t like it, we don’t embrace it. We rather try to create comfort for ourselves despite what life has to offer.
Independence here is highly personal. It is not bad to have selfish desires for its natural to care about oneself. Selfish desires only becomes a problem when it is not right or unlawful. Let’s go back to looking at other alternative sources of income…
It is good to always know that alternative source of income means there is an existing source of income already. Alternative means one has choice and ability to choose from a group of choices. Most often these sources will exist as the catalyst and add to the current job.
Common reasons why many look for other income sources
Grownups, like kids will put it, always have something to say or propose to the lives of others. When we find ourselves among peers, parents and siblings, we tend to do just what the person with strong personal esteem will do. This is because once a mind is convinced, it takes a stronger mind to unconvinced it and thus changing a mind-set. I guess that is the reason people go to school and thirsty of knowledge while some just follow their guts no matter what. The outcome is either good or not good. This also the reason many people go in for motivational speakers and care less about inspirational speakers. Don’t ask the difference just go digging and you will be amazed. Inspiration and motivation are not very friendly.
Without convincing or manipulation, naturally there is always that need to grow even if we don’t know what to do with it. When personal interest and some interferences from the world comes in, these are some of the most basic and primary reasons people worry about tomorrow and want to get more money if they are not sure the current will last or when they just want financial security. It is not the security that is needed actually it is the ability to use what we have and create an impact in the world. Some of them include;
Where there is no ambition to do something great there is definitely no will to work. Any normal mind that has ambition knows that ambitions comes with desire to work and consequently achieve. Considering that the current work will not permit this dream to come true, our ambition is the one force that stands with us and motivates us. How it happens, will only depend on the dreamer. When ambition is greater than current income, there should be that strong desire to look for an alternative source of income else it is not going to happen. So people tend to look for alternative source of income because they need to meet up with their ambition.
Anticipation here is to be able to perceive something in the future that may be a problem given the current situation. So in an attempt to avoid or meet up with an anticipated scenario, many go for alternative source of income. A newly wedded couple with no children will have to grow financially as the children come because not only is cost of living increasing as the years go buy but the when children come, the couple will add school fee for their kids to buying a house, health, car and house insurance just to name a few. Under normal circumstances with all this in mind, many consider it wise to look for alternative source of income particularly when they are still young and vibrant. They choose to invest materially or intellectually.
Power has a price. The power to control and influence also comes with great financial backing even in its most local level. It is not wise to think one can control the masses with money only but money is important to controk. Think of the great politicians you know of, they have more than one source of income. They are also great investors. To command, first and foremost we need to have control and to control means using other peoples time. Time is money. Very few will sacrifice their time for no pay, who will pay the bills, fees and charges in their homes. To be powerful one has got to work hard and in many cases it also comes through having alternative sources of income. These sources income most often become autonomous and constantly generate income used to influence others. The desire to have control causes many to go in for multiple sources of income.
Prove a point
Tom once said “they say I am weak and I can’t amount to anything. I will prove to them that I am good too”. Proving a point is an aspect of pride. This pride isn’t a problem because it causes work. Many picked up challenges just to prove a point. It is not our place to be judgmental here but we must know it is one of the reasons many go for alternative source of income. Tom will make it big if and only if his will power is big. Else he will just be strong as he is. Tom will find himself working hard to get money or invest. Tom will save a lot of money just to prove that he is a tough not to crack. Tom will do the worst or best things you can ever thing of just to prove that Yes He Can. Tom will not eat three meals a day just to save some money. Tom definitely needs more working hours so as to get more pay and will be very creative just to prove his point that Yes He Can.
Proving a point is one of the cause of getting an alternative source of income but it is also the most dangerous among because no one can make another satisfied.
If the need for alternative source of income is not mentioned, then surely you are an exception or better still you and an exceptional person. When the reason for alternative source of income is not competition and personal or immediate family demands, it means the reason is for the benefit of others and that is what makes it exceptional. Doing something for the sake of others is not common given the pressure that many have nowadays.