The Only Tools You Need

the right tools for the job

What do you need to be a runner? Wicking athletic gear. Cushioning running shoes. Hydration packs. Energy gels. Marathon entry fees.

What do you REALLY need to be a runner? 

Legs that move.

What do you need to be a writer? Scrivener software. New MacBook. Home office. Trust fund. MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Co-working space in SoHo.

What do you REALLY need to be a writer?

A pencil. Scrap paper.

What do you need to start your own business? A high-speed internet connection. A store front. Small business loan. Mastermind group. Investors.

What do you REALLY need to own your own business?

Something to sell.

What do you need to be a musician? Studio time. Nashville. New York, maybe. A better guitar. Connections.

What do you REALLY need to be a musician?

The ability to make music. A street corner to stand on.

What do you need to be a photographer? A client list. Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Adobe Creative Cloud. An assistant.

What do you REALLY need to be a photographer?

A borrowed camera.

What are you waiting for?

Don’t let shopping take the place of doing the work.

Don’t use the wrong tools as an excuse.

Make a way.

Start.

 

This is Part 9 of the Follow Your Dreams Like a Realist Series.



 

Photo by Todd Quackenbush.

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