Survival is the primary reason we feel the need to possess more wealth. That makes financial motives neutral but if you’re in the industry for the right reasons, it can be a positively fulfilling experience. The opportunity to assist people without taking advantage of them can seem risky from a financial perspective. That’s why balance is key.
The way a business operates does not have to be personal, and in some lines of work, being personal is impractical. Knowing what is appropriate and necessary while keeping the client’s best interest in mind can be an all around wise decision. A classic mistake all marketers know is that neglecting opportunities to appeal to loyal clientele can be expensive.
A passionate entrepreneur already cares and empathizes with their client. Such are the gurus who live to give and often sacrifice what they receive for a selfless cause or humble innovation. Building slow and exponentially is also key to effective growth whether it be monetary gain or community contributions. Even small acts of meaningful philanthropy can change lives; however, active contributions are where personal connections are made.
In addition, when starting off always be humble and enjoy every mutually beneficial business connection. They will not last forever but they can last for years, not that time is inherently sentimental. Think of it as another type of family and friends. Some connections transcend both business and personal relationships.
Being wealth driven has obvious materialistic benefits and being excellent at anything in the finance industry may be perceived as materialistic; however, it still comes down to what brought you here in the first place.