FAQs: How did you manage to pay off a million and a half dollars in debt and start running a profitable business?


By having 100% blind faith, period. But as we all know, faith without action is nothing. Before I go further in answering this question, I’d like to point out that you’d have to be living under a rock or another planet not to be affected by the world’s bad economy.

To make matters even worse, we are in the entertaining business so if given the choice of putting a roof over your head or giving a party, shelter and eating will win out every time.

I strongly believe that if you love what you do for a living and you find that there is nothing else you’d be happy doing, then you are an artist, without a question (a doctor is an artist of medicine, for example).

It took me years (and it’s still a work in progress) to understand that there is also a great deal of artistry in your ability to take your passion and turn it into cash. If you have any doubts, just ask Mr. Bill Gates.

(Nature image via Per Ola Wiberg)

Aside from being an artist and having a product, I needed to learn how to be a “financial artist.” This came in two parts:

1. Complete and blind faith that regardless of how bad a situation is, it will always change for the best. In my worse days of fear, this is what still keeps me going.
2. The second part…we’ll talk about on Thursday. It will be a post all about “making money as an art form.”

You might not be completely happy with my response, and I wish I had another, however that was the plain truth. I managed to overcome my obstacles by never doubting that I was being guided by a higher power.

Do you trust your higher power? Or do you think this is nonsense? What motives you to change?