Ya Do Whatcha Gotta Do – Part 1



I have a friend who is a talented sculptor who uses found industrial objects as his materials: gears, scrap metal, hood ornaments from old cars, and the like.  He’s starting to make a name for himself in our art community but he still must supplement his earnings with other work.  He’s currently teaching at a technical school, mainly shop classes (woodworking, car repair and body work, etc.) but he’s also substituted in the Home Ec, Nursing, and Culinary Departments.

Here are some of the other jobs he’s had:

~model for life drawing

~delivered cars


~freelance welder

~worked for a moving company


~digging ditches (really!)

My friend is working it. He isn’t too proud to roll up his sleeves and do what needs doing.  He’s paying his living expenses as well putting aside money for art supplies and for the other expenses associated with his art (getting artwork to and from exhibitions, installing his art, etc.)

This got me to thinking….

You gotta do what you gotta do in order to have the money you need to pursue your dreams.


Your homework today is to make sure you are doing what you need to do so that you have the money you need to pursue your dreams. You don’t have to have all the money saved up before you go for your dreams; all you need is enough money to get you two or three steps down the path.

Pay attention to the things you spend your money on–keep a log of your expenses. Before you spend any money, ask yourself if you really need that item.  Ask yourself if it’s more important to have that item or is it more important to go for your dreams.

Here is a good blog I came across that has good information on budgeting and taking care of your money. It’s called Decoding Your Dollars (click here to be taken to it).

Make sure you have enough money handy to go for your dreams!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


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