In ancient China and Japan there was the idea of a Way, or a Do – the idea that every work was an art form, and there was a place for everyone to live their true nature.

Doing what you are best at should be an easy, natural process. Making money off of what you do – at least enough for your needs – should be an easy thing to achieve.

Mostly it isn’t. But fortunately, you can be taught how it can be.

We have a similar idea in the West. In The Bible, it says:

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them…. Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin… If God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you?

The Buddha taught that one should not be completely in the world of men, nor outside of it. This is the wisdom of the middle way.

Yet this is far from our usual busy Western lives. Writers, visual artists, and others who choose to follow their vocation are typically poor and without health care, and those who ‘serve two masters’ (by working for a company) are usually no better off. Typically we have too little time, or too little money, or too little of both.

It Doesn’t Need to Be So

Fortunately, the principles for success and growth are natural processes – just as it is natural for a tree to grow up to its full height. Zen Finances can teach you to live up to your own potential. I can teach you to have plenty of time, and to have enough money to do what you want to. To become rich, if that is what you wish. But most of us have larger wishes.

On the blog and via Twitter, I post regular thoughts, articles, and resources to help you find your way. The heart of Zen Finances is in its tutorials and community.

As a member, you can browse all of the tutorials, which are constantly being updated, on topics such as

  • Making Money Online: how to build a stable six figure salary, writing or posting what you love.
  • Creative Success: having enough money to follow your dream – the principles for success in any field that most people don’t follow.
  • Personal Productivity: how understanding yourself makes productivity natural, and not a challenge.
  • Self Employment: How to be your own boss, live by your own principles, and to do it financially well and without stress.
  • Solving Money: how to have more than you spend, how to grow wealthy, how to get passive income, and how to get quick bursts of money when you need it.

In all of these I give away all my secrets and own tools, with the idea that if you give something away, you receive much more than. There are hundreds of practical tools and resources included inside, so you can both understand the big principles, and also put them into effect. Information is updated so it is most relevant today.

You can always come back to these resources, and comment and get feedback on your progress, through the forums.

The tutorials are four years of writing condensed into easy to read, simple steps, that you can do any time to make big changes in areas of your life.

I look forward to connecting with you on Zen Finances, and to hearing about your progress.

Dan Webster