Build your Infrastructure

Expending the labor to build the proper infrastructure now, can enable you greater flexibility, financial freedom and free time. With an additional revenue stream, you increase your chances of greater financial independence (if all goes well).

Having access to cash enables opportunity. Most new endeavors (creative, business, lifestyle, etc) require some injection of cash. If you have cash available for such purposes, you can use it. If you don’t, you will either have to figure out how to get it or learn to do without.

Sounds terribly simple, I know. It is not as simple as it seems, of course. For who knows if your infrastructure can withstand stress? I like to think of the building of infrastructure like the construction of a dam. You want to build a solid structure, one that can withstand the weight and pressure of millions of tons of water. I use the image of a dam, as dams control water, to use it—typically for energy.

Money is a symbol of energy and our labors are literal expenditure of energy.

We want to build a suitable infrastructure for ourselves (through our labor), so as to have an eventual regular access to energy (cash).

No dam in the history of creation (from the beaver’s home to Hoover Dam) was easy to build. Such a process is fraught with peril. There is very real potential that, while building the dam, something could go horribly wrong and the dam could come collapsing down, taking lives with it. But…that is adventure. It would not be adventure without risk.

Whether it is the structure of your daily priorities and how much energy you give to each, the relationships you keep (life affirming or taking), or a profitable business that feeds income, build your structure, so as to have options for tomorrow.

Jim Hart is the founder of Austin Conservatory of Professional Arts, The Hart Technique, The International Theatre Academy Norway and Sleeping Hero Productions, LLC.

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