“The truth is: If I can’t make money at this, I don’t get to keep doing it.”
My friend and bestselling author Rachel Starr Thomson wrote about having this realization in her upcoming book Left Turn to the Promised Landand I couldn’t relate more.
Mission-driven writers and entrepreneurs often feel the need to help others so badly that we lose sight of the fact that if we don’t have boundaries, if we don’t act like a business and charge for our expertise and services, the price is eventually NOT getting to do the work at all (or way less of it) because we have to find another way to make money.
You may love what you do so much you’d do it for free. (If that’s true, then you’re one of the lucky ones!) But that doesn’t mean you SHOULD.
Because the truth is...money helps us reach and impact MORE people.
It’s not about the money, but also, it kind of is.
When you start to see your ability to make money doing what you love as a way to continue helping people with your time and talents (and as a way to reverse the unfortunate belief that we should only be paid for things we don’t like doing) I promise you, attracting more money into your life will suddenly become a lot easier.
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