If You Aim For the Material, Time to Investigate Deeper

If you want more money, then realize for what.
If you want influence, then why do you want it. 

Materials are just tools for some other aim.  
Do you want money to help with education?
Influence so that you can give other people jobs?

The material is never the end, but a means for some deeper desire.
Go investigate that. 
Make sure it’s something you want. 
Don’t confuse the material ends as the true end.