THE Most Stupid Myth About Money and Work

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There is a myth so well know amongst women, that many actually mistake it for the truth.

What is it?

That doing what you love doesn’t pay the big bucks: that in order to make *serious money, in order to live prosperously, you have to sell out, buy in, or give up. This is an outrageous lie! In fact, it’s crazy.

It’s a lie we’re told by others, and one that (left unchecked) we repeat frequently to ourselves. Here’s what the lie sounds like:

“I’d love to do that, but there’s no money in it.”
“If I didn’t have to think about money, I’d….”
“I could never make this kind of money doing anything else.”

People who don’t understand the relationship between their Life Purpose and their Money Purpose usually begin this myth, often quite innocently, out of ignorance. It’s usually perpetuated by:

  • Those who don’t have a role model for what it looks like to love what you do, and get paid handsomely for it
  • Scaredy-cats who will risk anything but change
  • People who cling to the same scarcity mentality they were raised with
  • Individuals who aren’t aware of, or who haven’t yet embraced the notion that we, alone, are responsible for our own success.

There is a direct and profound positive correlation between your passion for your work, and your ability to make money at it. To say that you can’t make money at something you love is crazy-thinking. And it’s just plain wrong.

Consider this: If you’re doing as well, financially, as you are when you’re merely tolerating your work, imagine how prosperous you’ll be when you love what you do and can’t wait to get to your office in the morning. Now that’s something worth pondering.


Money, in and of itself, should never be your end goal. If it is, you’ll spend a good part of your life chasing, but never catching it. Your Money Purpose is the way YOU were meant to make money in the world. It’s your unique job or role that you’re supposed to do, (in fact that you were deliberately designed to do); that will give you more money than you can get by working in any other job or role.

What’s more, when you identify your money purpose and use it to create your ideal job, career or business you will be the happiest, most passionate, creative and joyous version of yourself possible. Did I mention that it’s much easier to make money when your job aligns with your money purpose, than any other way?

You can read a lot more about this in Chapter #7 (When Your Life Calls, Answer It!) in my book, Impact! What Every Woman Needs to Know to Go From Invisible to Invincible.

Here’s what I want you to know, what I want you to remember every day for the rest of your life. Just because something hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean it can’t be done. It just means that no one’s had the insight or the courage to try. Why not be the first?

What’s YOUR money purpose? I’d love to hear from you! Please email your questions to me at nancy@nancydsolomon.com. I’ll get back to you personally, and my answer to you might end up as a blog or in my newsletter—I’ll let you know.

*(BTW: Serious money might be $50K, $500K, $5M or whatever number erases your financial concerns.)

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