Money makes the world go round. No business can survive, let alone thrive unless it flows in, in the same way we need oxygen in our lungs.
I see too much focus on the money. How to chase it and to keep making more and more.
Obviously it's important in order to function in our so called "developed world", because we can't pay our rent with chickens, camels and virgins (if you can find one that is) ;-) Money is an automatic byproduct when we provide something of value to others. People are chasing money not realising they need to work on how to create value first.
I'm not saying don't be financially literate or be ambitious when it comes to accruing wealth, but until you find that thing that will others will be prepared to give you cash for, you have a situation of the tail wagging the dog.
I tell my mentees instead of wasting all your time working out how you will make a living, focus your energy on getting great at the thing you love doing.
The more you do something, the better you will get at it. As your skill(s), build, so too does your value and potential to earn more income.
Over time more and more people will do your bidding for you, working like an unpaid sales team. As a result this requires less "selling" from you.
People love to buy, but hate being sold to, so right there you're more attractive to deal with.
So keep working hard and smart on the things you enjoy. You will have to support yourself along the way doing some unappealing gigs as you build your business, but trust me it's worth it.
In my case it was a 21 year journey of juggling various gigs until my studio reached that point of critical mass required, to eliminate any form of supplementary income.
It's very doable even in this these times where you have access to over 7 billion people thanks to the internet along with the resources, education and supportive communities to help you along the way.
Nobody is stopping you but you.
I believe in you.
I'm no great shakes in this world but somehow I have managed to find not just one (awesome in itself), but two passions I absolutely love and manage to keep my head above water (even if only just at times). #mmml