Chris’ Money Manifesto
I want to talk about and ask for money in a way that’s uncomplicated, unhidden, and as free from my emotional turmoil as possible.
I want to keep making generous contributions to charities and non-profits at every opportunity, a little more than feels immediately comfortable.
I want to create offerings a range of price-points so that people can engage with us not matter what their budget is.
I want to keep being extremely discerning about who I source Firefly materials from, always seeking out small, thoughtfully-run businesses to support.
I want to pay my staff sustainable wages and give them treats and bonuses for extra work, not asking them to assume the same emotional baggage about money as I have.
I never want to have enough disposable income that a brand new luxury car seems like a reasonable investment. (Of course, it’s okay if you have a brand new luxury car. These are my goals and values.)
I want to keep bringing ingenuity and a spirit of experimentation to the question of how to make money, never falling into thinking that I’ve figured it out.
I want to keep enlisting our amazing Firefly community to help make Firefly services available through our scholarship fund.
I want to always have change in my pocket for the people I pass on my walk to and from the studio.
If we ever can’t afford to have homemade cookies at our workshops… I still want to have homemade cookies at our workshops. Something other than cookies can be cut.
I want to make enough to buy wholesome groceries, take good care of my dog, and someday, somewhere, to own a house.