If you don’t spend time and money building your platform, voice, skills, and craft… you won’t really have one.
People who can’t seem to find any time or a few bucks to invest in themselves will never find others who will invest their own time and resources. Years ago, my friends and I took our last $1,500 (At the time it seemed like all the money in the world) and bet on ourselves and our gifts. We also committed a portion of each day to building our reach. Looking back, that was the defining turning point of our lives.
No one cares about our excuses. People who will invest in you want to see if you have skin in the game and are willing to work hard. That always comes before you get any help. Stop whining and start winning the battle for your relevance in this world. Sacrifice. Find a way. You MUST bet on yourself. Period.