Do what you love and the money will follow.

A popular misinterpretation of “The First Law Of Money”

“Do what you love and the money will follow, if you’re doing the ‘right’ thing.”

The actual “First Law of Money” from The Seven Laws of Money

“Do what you love and still pay the bills. I’ll show you how!”

Practical applications of The Seven Laws, led by Claude Whitmyer

That about sums it up — my mission is simple: Learn about and share the wisdom of the ancestors. Apply it toward creating a better life here and now. One of the first things to do in support of that mission is to study what our foreparents actually said, so we can double check it against all the bad translations and misinterpretations that are running around now, distracting us from more meaningful activities, such as:

  • Cultivate awareness of the present moment.
  • Practice egalitarian kindness.
  • Help those in need.

ClaudeI’m Claude Whitmyer, a long-time career guide and strategic advisor to small, really small and one-person creative projects, cause-driven initiatives, and money-making enterprises . I aspire to  a realization of “right livelihood” and simple living as the platform from which to do my work..

My primary specialties are two-fold:

  1. Using mindfulness to find meaningful work — whether self-employed or working for others.
  2. Using the Internet as The Great Equalizer™ to improve productivity or launch a sideline or full-time (ad)venture.

No work. No eat.

 

Pai ChangChan Master, 720–814 C.E.

On this page:

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

 

Arnold ToynbeeBritish Economic Historian

ClaudeI am Claude Whitmyer, a long-time career guide and strategic advisor to small, really small and one-person creative projects, cause-driven initiatives, and money-making enterprises aspiring to a minimalist approach to “do what they love and still pay the bills.” My primary specialties are two-fold:

  1. Using mindfulness to find meaningful work — whether self-employed or working for others.
  2. Using the Internet as The Great Equalizer™ to improve productivity or launch a sideline or full-time (ad)venture.

With the political, social, and economic uncertainty what it is, more and more people are coming to me with questions about:

  • Clarifying personal vision and purpose.
  • Overcoming the obstacles to finding meaningful work.
  • Easing in to “brilliant ideas” through pilots, sidelines, and other proofs of concept.
  • Minimizing launch or growth capital needs by practicing “small is beautiful.”
  • Using simplified business plans or case statements to raise “just the right amount” of moola.
  • How and when to use alternative sources of funding such as:
    • Their own savings or credit cards
    • Loans or investments from:
      • Family & friends
      • Fans & fanatics
      • Customers & Clients
      • Suppliers
      • Crowdfunding
  • Community building as a marketing strategy
    • Finding your tribe.
    • Finding what they need
    • Finding the sweet spot where what you want to offer overlaps with their need
    • Defining your niche
  • Integrating fun into everything
  • How and when to encourage worker participation in decision making
  • How to set fair prices and wages.
  • And a lot more values-based questions and challenges.

In the past 40 years I’ve worked with hundreds of small, really small, and one-person ventures and at least 500 seekers of meaningful work — everyone from architects to massage therapists to organic farmers and videographers (see the business and project types list in the sidebar).

Whether you are looking for a solution through employment or entrepreneurship, I encourage you to explore the resources and services offered here and give me feedback about what you find helpful and what you’d like to see added.

Contact me. Start a no obligation conversation about your next steps.

— Good Work Guidance™ Online

claudew@BitWine

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— Already Know What You Want to Do? Ready to Do It?

Simply email me to set up a time to have a 30-minute, no obligation conversation to clarify your next steps.

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