Spending money can help you earn money; Fear only is useful in haunted houses and marriage, don’t let fear scare you away from opportunity.
Yes indeed sometime you have to spend money to make money. You have certainly heard this before and yet parting with your money is scary. Not spending the money might seem like you are more secure but in the end your still right where you were and unable to accomplish anything more then you already have.
Lets use an example I happen to like its from the bible. Spooky huh, even more spooky is that the item of value is referred to as talent.
A man going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The one who had received five talents went off right away and put his money to work and gained five more. In the same way, the one who had two gained two more. But the one who had received one talent went out and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money in it. After a long time, the master of those slaves came and settled his accounts with them. The one who had received the five talents came and brought five more, saying, ‘Sir, you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’ His master answered, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful in a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’ The one with the two talents also came and said, ‘Sir, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more.’ His master answered, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’ Then the one who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Sir, I knew that you were a hard man, harvesting where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered, ‘Evil and lazy slave! So you knew that I harvest where I didn’t sow and gather where I didn’t scatter? Then you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received my money back with interest! Therefore take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten. For the one who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless slave into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth’” (Matthew 25:13-30).
Good story right? Well it is to me anyway I edited a bit so it would flow better but left the link in case your interested. Slave in this case to me is you! Slave to fear, don’t be just do what we have been suggesting all along. Research network, advertise, make connections and then… reach for the stars. Staying with the theme, invest both your Money and Your Talent wisely, hoarding either of them will get you no where at all and you really will be out in the darkness weeping and gnashing your teeth chances are you will gnaw on your own liver as well.