If you write for the sake of writing you have a hobby. If you write for money you have a business. You might still enjoy writing while you make money with it, but you can’t have a business without an income. A business without income either reverts to being a hobby or it folds up completely.
Are you with me so far? Good! Now I want to take it a step further – beyond the money. You see, while money is the only reason to create a business, it isn’t the end of the road. Money in and of itself is meaningless. Imagine you had piles and piles of money, but no way to use it and nobody to share it with. It wouldn’t mean a thing. By itself – without a purpose – money is meaningless.
Of course you want to use money to pay your bills and take care of your own needs. But once that is done, what’s next? What further purpose can the money you make serve? Perhaps you have a child or grandchild you would like to help with college expenses, or maybe you would like to help a family member who is going through a rough time financially. Maybe you have a favorite charity you would like to donate to, or maybe you would like to be able to set some money aside to help others when the need arises.
A business’ purpose is to make money, and money’s purpose is to help the business owner and those the business owner wishes to help. It’s a truly wonderful thing, and I wanted to clarify it here because I’ve always said the only reason to go into business – to start your booklet adventure – is to make money. But that money is only the beginning. Not only can you better your life, you can better the lives of those you love. And that’s really the best part, isn’t it? Being able to help the ones you love. Nothing compares to that. It’s what makes the adventure so worthwhile. It’s the most powerful reason for starting your booklet adventure in the first place.
On it’s own the booklet adventure is fun and exciting. But, it’s the ability to help others that adds the real meaning to it – the opportunity to invest in something that goes beyond ourselves.
And this is why I love doing what I do. I consider myself so very fortunate to be able to help my loved ones, and give to others. But, beyond that, I get to help you and all of my readers do the very same thing! And then there are the booklets – each one that my readers publish goes out into the world and helps someone. It’s the money that allows us to do this – to keep it going so we can keep on giving.
And so it is that I say…..
To your riches!
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