....and the Money Will Follow!
While Sylvie is away, we won't be getting her inspirational and informative posts for a few weeks; so bear with us as we try to fill in the gap (big shoes to fill, I know)----
Many years ago I read a book entitled "Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow." The book was about following your dreams in your vocation and the message inspired me, and gave me the courage, to pursue an occupation in which I would be happy and fulfilled, not one that just paid the bills.
The basis of the book was that we are conditioned to pursue a career that pays well; and in doing so, we sometimes end up in an unrewarding, meaningless job. But by following your passion in life, making it your livelihood, the money will take care of itself.
I had forgotten about that book until I read this Etsy Blog Post entitled: "Your Product: Sell What You Love." It reminded me that only by creating products we love can we be successful at selling. Because only then will our creations reflect passion and enthusiasm.
I am of the opinion that if we are creating our art or crafts for the sole purpose of making money, we will not be successful; that passion is the prime ingredient for success.
The Etsy blog post is a must-read! And if you need some inspiration, find a copy of "Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow."