friday's confession: I'm in it for the money

Money. Moolah. Dough.

It's a rather uncomfortable thing to talk about, isn't it?

It's especially uncomfortable for those of us who are artists, creatives, givers, coaches, and dreamers.

"I don't want to think about the money, I just want to make art."

"I don't want to worry about all this business stuff, I just want to be able to help people live their most amazingly awesome lives."

"Money makes me nervous. I'm just going to make something pretty instead."

I've said it. You've said it. Countless others have said it too. But here's the hard truth: If you aren't making money doing what you love, it's just an expensive hobby that takes up too much time.

It's just an expensive hobby.

It might be a hobby that makes other people feel good or brings beauty into the world or really, really, really feeds your soul, but until you actually start earning, it's not sustainable as a business.

And I think embracing that fact is the first step towards changing things and actually starting to bring about change in our lives.


If you're truly interested in changing the way you look at money and start seeing earning as a beautiful thing, Tara Gentile (a powerhouse!) will be teaching a 2-day workshop around The Art of Earning at Teahouse next month. I'll be there ~ shall we save a seat for you? (And if you're interested in coming from out of town, let me know!)