You are motivated to make money to buy time for being with those you love and for increasing the fun in your life. You want more money to have more balance.
If you want to increase your income, look at ways more money will help your family and allow you all to enjoy more fun memories together. Make goals like a family vacation or supporting a partners dream and find ways to accomplish them with additional income, not by cutting into your current budget.
Keep in mind if you get misaligned in your spending you become a slave to work to pay for things you don’t really want. Make sure you are spending money on things that contribute to more time with your family and activities that increase the fun in your life. You don’t need to keep up with the Joneses new car, you need to spend money on what matters most to you – your family. Align with ways you can do that and you will see more money start flowing in because you are motivated to make more in order to achieve the balance you desire.
Since most of us don’t only fit in one box, you may find you identify with aspects of the other motivators as well. Your results simply indicate the one you are most strongly connected to and should be your primary focus.
Here are the other motivators:
We don’t do anything in life that goes against our core values. Aligning your money with what you value and what motivates you are the edges of the puzzle. I used to make a puzzle every time I went to my Grandma’s house. What is the first thing every Grandma would teach you about putting a puzzle together. You have to find the edge pieces and put those together first. If you are trying to build your wealth puzzle without having your edges in place you are going to be doing a lot of trial and error and not making much progress.
These results are going to help you understand what really drives so you can make money in the way that is easiest for you, not trying to do what works for someone else.
Monetary rewards may not drive you, perhaps more time with your family is most important. Maybe being the one to explore and discover new things is higher on your list of values than being a part of a mission bigger than yourself. Or it’s the opposite. Regardless, they all take money. Finding the reason you would value more money is the first step in opening yourself up to receiving more money. Nobody gets to do big things in life living in the poor house. Money will amplify your voice. You get to choose what that voice will say.