I’ve been thinking how nutso-crazy I must be, deciding a mere week or so ago to do my very first in-person workshop along with my very first music video along with opening registration for The Declaration of You (tomorrow!) and, in another week or two, opening registration for my next round of Operations!, in addition to having a full client load until mid-September. But when I stopped rolling my eyes and asking myself (lovingly, good-humouredly) what the hell was wrong with me, I realized it was because all these things were:
- gonna be fun!
- made me nervous/excited!
- had the potential to boost my Aug revenue, which – for various reasons – I feared was gonna be my lowest income month of 2012
Thankfully, when I realized I needed to hit the books to bring more money in this month, it wasn’t out of desperation or devastation (thankfully I won’t have to dig into the Ramen anytime soon, so no worries!) – it was out of a need to just, well, make it happen, put the pedal to the medal already (I’ve been talkin’ about doing a workshop for at least 2 years now!) & have fun along the way. And when I asked, “How can I hustle a bit and have a good time doing it?”, I thought “In-person workshop!” and “Lucille (my pink uke!)!”.
Now that I’ve been honest about my fun+nervous/excitement = money/goal formula….
What drives you?
Can’t wait to see in the comments section!
Help send me to SXSW (with Molly Mahar of Stratejoy & Tara Gentile of Scoutie Girl!) by Thumbing Up our proposal: Screw the Job Market: Young + Passionate ≠ Broke. I’d love ya times infinity!