Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Love and Business

For a couple of years in my business, when choosing an important picture (which one to represent a photo shoot to potential customers), I have used intuition, focused simultaneously on 1) Love, and 2) good business.
It works, but it’s a bit divided thinking. Feels like a balancing act. 

While doing it today, it suddenly struck me: there’s absolutely no reason there has to be any conflict or division between them! 

There are people doing good business with really bad products, but there are also people doing amazing business with totally loving products or services. 
I guess the idea that there must be a conflict is just guilt about making money. But being rich is not real, just like being poor is not real. There’s no more guilt necessary about one than the other. 

Being rich doesn’t make you happy for the same reason, it’s not real. I’ve found that out myself. (Not “rich” I guess, but comfortable.) But being in constant struggle with finances is unnecessary and guilt-based, so one might as well take the opportunity to not have that drain on attention. 

Admittedly there are also people who have no money at all, and are perfectly happy and worry-free, it seems, but that’s a bit further on for me.     :-)


TC [Girl] said...

Ran in to this a few days ago.

Timo said...

Have you read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse?
It takes that philosophical problem a bit further.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks, I'll take a look.

ttl said...

TC, we will all be living in a moneyless economy sooner than people realize.

TC [Girl] said...

Weally? How so?

ttl said...

Human evolution.

Ricky said...

Siddhartha.... cool.

Checked it out many years ago, but after looking it up, am interested in a read again.