What does money mean to you?
As creative hustlers, we can be motivated by many things: goals, challenges, creativity…the list could go on and on.
For me, another BIG TIME motivation is money.
Yeah, I said it: I like making money and I like having money.
I don’t feel guilty about it either. And neither should you.
Let me be upfront with you about something: I want to help you make more money.
I plan to do so by helping you become a better creative hustler. Let me challenge your paradigms, give you ideas, and feed the hustler in you.
After all, my #1 goal is to help you turn your creativity into profits.
Decide what money means to you
Money can function as a major factor in how we prioritize our lives: we spend most of our days creating and hustling for it, we frame our lifestyle according to it, and many people even use it to measure their success.
Let’s just admit it: many of our decisions (sometimes even big ones) are influenced and framed by money.
For this reason, you should invest the time to form a solid opinion about money. Figure out what you believe about it, and then live and hustle accordingly.
Being bold and confident about what money means to you will make you a better creative hustler.
Why? Because money affects so much–especially your mindset, which affects everything in your business.
I believe money is a tool
I’ve given money a lot of thought, and this is what I believe in a single sentence: Money is a tool.
That’s it. Plain and simple.
To put it another way: I’m not money-driven, but my money is Luis-driven.
Money doesn’t give you success in business; money helps you measure it.
Money has no intentions; you have intentions for and about money.
Money doesn’t create your lifestyle; money helps you shape the lifestyle you want.
Money doesn’t make you creative; money gives you space to create.
Money doesn’t make me; I make money.
I could keep going, but then your eyes would bleed from too much reading… maybe a little dramatic, but you get my point!
Spend some time writing down what money means to you, and keep writing until you feel like you’ve centered around a solid opinion. After your opinion is formed, try to define what money means to you in a single sentence.
Do this, and you’ll thank me later. Unless, of course, you’re too busy prioritizing your goals in the context of your newly-defined relationship with money.