In the Zone of Excellence are the activities you do extremely well. You make a good living in your Zone of Excellence. For successful people, this zone is a seductive and even dangerous trap. To remain in this zone is to hobble yourself from taking the leap into your Zone of Genius.
Yes, you must make money to make art. But don’t give income too much importance. Just give it its proper place. We need money to keep the lights on and buy supplies, but it’s not everything. As novelist Steven Pressfield wrote, “Money exists, in my world, to buy me another season.” Every season you create […]
To address differences in education, health, or income, we must also address the personal connections of the people we are trying to help. To reduce crime, we need to optimize the kinds of connections potential criminals have a challenging proposition since we sometimes need to detain criminals.
and if there isn’t enough money left for expenses? This does not mean you need to pull money from the other accounts. What it _does_mean is that your business is telling you that you that you can’t afford those expenses and need to get rid of them.
When time becomes a function of income rather than personal or professional value, we become psychologically and emotionally detached from our actions.