No money, no mission
No money, no mission

A while back, Accidental Creative author Todd Henry interviewed author John Jantsch about his book, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur.

Towards the end of the interview, Henry says he used to write these words on his whiteboard:

No Money, No Mission

Those words sink in deep…

Right now, I’m doing everything in my power to make Music Entrepreneur HQ more profitable. And I am making good progress.

But it’s still basically a self-funded business. I guess you could say it’s self-sustaining, but not entirely profitable.

And I am looking to do this in a helpful way, not in a “buy my stuff — I’m awesome” kind of way. I don’t think that inspires action to begin with!

But I must go back to this simple quote:

No Money, No Mission

It’s impossible to sustain what you do without money, no matter how much you love it.

You will work a day in your life, even if you love what you do. It’s just the way it is.

We’ve all got bills to pay and want to be able to keep our lifestyles, however humble they may be…

I wrote these words on my iPad so I could let them sink in some more:

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We can’t do the good work or fight the good fight without the resources to be able to do it.

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Shh… Don’t tell anyone. Only the cool kids are talking about it.

The Music Entrepreneur Code is my latest best-selling book, and it’s available here as well as on Amazon.

Originally published at https://davidandrewwiebe.com on August 28, 2020.

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