There are sayings in our lexicon that people persist on using for excuses as to why they don’t do the things they know they’re capable of doing.
The above statement is one of them.
But if there was any truth in it, at all, we wouldn’t have Sir Alan Sugar, Sir Richard Branson and Sir Philip Green as categorical evidence against the need to have money in order to make money.
In fact, for the first time in history, there are more people building wealth from nothing than there are people retaining wealth that has been inherited.
So what do you need to make money?
You need ideas, creativity, innovation, education, information, expertise and generosity,
At its core, you need to create practical, convenient solutions to people’s problems but you need to do so in a way that’s evocative of your own style and, perhaps more importantly, in-line with your own personal mission.
We are all engineers and artists. No, not engineers OR artists. Engineers AND artists. And, as such, it’s our responsibility to display our achievements, merits and values in a way that encourages progression and elevates us and the people who choose to take our lead.
This doesn’t cost a penny but I’d bet my livelihood on your ability to generate a living in whichever field your passions synergise with.