Here are a few gifts to get you started soaring higher. Keep checking back because I’ll be adding more here in the days ahead.
First, is a book that is claimed to have created more millionaires than any other by the early 20’s.
It’s Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell. Click on link to save-as and download PDF.
Second is another millionaire-maker, Think and Grow Rich.
The Artist and The Mercenary
Many of the entrepreneurs and leaders I work with struggle with an internal battle between “The Artist” and “The Mercenary”. I’ll write more about this soon, but the short version is this:
The Artist wants to follow his or her heart, intuition and passion. So what if a lot of people don’t want to pay for that. That is what The Artist was born to do. Sadly, many insanely talented artist and entrepreneurs and startups stuggle to get by because they haven’t figured out how to make what they love pay the bills.
The Mercenary doesn’t really have a passion for any subject or art or industry or niche. They have a passion for what works – now. They stick their finger in the air, do research, and launch a business or product or service people will pay a lot of money for — now. And they have little of the angst of the artist. They also don’t have as rich meaning and significance in what they do.
Many have a running battle with these two forces.
Until I write more about this, here’s a great article on how to make the two work together by Hugh MacLeod over at Gapping Void.
The next 2 are not free – but if you are wondering what your passions and gifts are — and how to take into the market — they are wonderful resources that have guided many.