If you want to make money with your passion, you need to start getting passionate about money.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE
I would take doing what I love over being rich any day, but most of the time, I think people make that choice without understanding how limiting the mindset is. It's a choice we make, because we don't think that we can have both.
If it's truly your passion, you will have an overwhelming desire to not only work long hours everyday, but to have huge ambitions of success. This drive is the only thing that is going to get you through the tough beginnings, and believe me, if you're doing anything important it's going to be the hardest thing you'll ever do.
The trend should go like this:
PASSION>DESIRE FOR GREATNESS>NEED TO WORK HARD>ACCOMPLISHING BIG GOALS.
If this is how you operate, there's probably not going to be a choice between passion and money. Both will come in time with hard work, laser focus and an unprecedented dedication to your goals.
Successful bands out there with the "we don't care about anything" mentality have done you a disservice. That's just a persona they've adopted to fit a style they've created. Behind the scenes, these bands have made very specific goals and worked everyday to accomplish them.
THOMAS DEVOY is the Creative Director of Urban Geographer. connect with him on social media @THOMASDEVOY