The Great Discontent interviews photographer Zack Arias, who details the struggle he faced in becoming financially successful:
About a year or so into starting my photography business, I had a realization. I was barely staying alive and I also had some friends around me whose lives were falling apart—their marriages were crumbling or they’d been laid off. Here were some really close friends of mine who were struggling, and I couldn’t help them—I didn’t have any money to give them and I didn’t have a car to loan them. I realized that I needed to expand my business so that not only could I take care of myself, but I could help the people around me, too. I felt as though I was given a small lot of land to till and cultivate and I needed to make it larger so that I could feed more people. Since then, my personal business has grown to the point where it has kept about 12 people employed.
Read the entire interview here.