I recently did something for the purpose of making money.
I know what you’re thinking: don’t you go to work every day for money? Yes and no. We all have to make a living. That’s a given.
But I don’t wake up every day going to a job simply to make money.
I go to work to provide a valuable service to the business. There is a difference. But I’ve done that before so many times and I refuse to live like that. Thankfully, I don’t have kids and I don’t have to put anyone before myself when I make my decisions. But there’s still no excuse.
Russell Simmons says, “When you chase things in life, like money, it’ll always run away from you.”
I embarked on an endeavor that if done successfully could have netted an extra $1000/month. But it was something that my heart wasn’t in to. Quite frankly, I didn’t want to do the shit. I just wanted the money.
After about a few days, I had to get out. It just wasn’t for me. Relax. I wasn’t busting it wide open down at the Players Club on Thursday nights but it did feel like I was selling a little bit of my soul.
I’m not playing the game for the love of money. I’m in it for the love of the game.