Why do people work?
Wait – actually, why do you work?
You might have the greatest mission, calling, value, and ambition for what you wake up to do day and night. Doing good, right? But let’s face it — we also do it to make money.
And it’s okay to say that. Saying that money matters does not make your work any less worthy. We all need money, and we need lots of it to do even more great work to benefit all the many more. It’s about time that we abandon any stigma associated with working to make money.
And here’s a good way to look at it. Working should ultimately be about making money and doing good. And it’s possible to do both. Just need to be smart about it:
In conclusion, I believe the outcome of building a company should be about making money and doing good. However, it’s very important not to confuse an outcome of something with why you’re doing it — confusing one’s life’s work with making money. Both are very important, but many people spend their life making money without ever doing what they love. And that is an unspoken tragedy.