You know that feeling you get when there is something you really want and you just don’t have the money?

I’m not talking about a pair of jeans or a flat screen TV here. I’m talking about a dream, a passion, a creative endeavor—something you’ve always wanted to do or experience—and you just can’t afford it?

I’ve been there.

Several years ago, before I quit my full-time job to write my first book, I was desperate to be an author. I had dreamed about writing a book for my whole life. But when people would ask what I was waiting for, I always had the same excuse.


I was a teacher, after all, living on a teacher’s salary and waiting tables one night a week to make ends meet.

Finances were tight.

And for the most part, people accepted my excuse. Money was tight for all of us, after all. We all knew what it felt like to want something and simply not be able to afford it.

That is until one night…

Something happened while I was waiting tables.

It had been a busy night. Crazy busy. One of those nights where you just run around and do the best you can and pray your customers will be gracious with you. The night was winding to a close when I had a conversation with the guy sitting at table 52.

I cleared his plate and brought him his check and he struck up a conversation. I asked him what he did for a living. He told me he worked for a major New York publisher. He was about to catch a flight back to the city.

Immediately, I lit up.

I told him I had always dreamed about writing a book. He asked me why I hadn’t done it. I gave him my usual excuse. Things were busy, I told him. Money was tight. I worked full-time and then some. After that, I handed him his credit card slip and said goodnight.

“Safe travels” I said to him as he walked out the door.

But when I went back to his table to pick up the credit card slip he had left for me, I found something extraordinary. In the tip line, he had written “$100”. He had also written, “Write that book. Hope this helps.”

I remember like it was yesterday. I stood there, mouth open, for minutes. I could hardly believe it.

I meet people all the time who say they really desire to do something.

They want to start a company, write a book, sponsor a child, begin a non-profit organization, move to another country. But when I ask them what’s holding them back, their response is often the same as mine was that day: money.

Maybe you’re thinking something similar about what you want to do right now. If that’s you, here’s what I want to say. It’s the same thing that man said to me that day.

Don’t let it be money that holds you back from what you want to do.

Let it be something else, but don’t let it be money.

It’s not that money isn’t a limiting factor for most of us. It is. I don’t know many people who can go out and do whatever they feel like, whenever they feel like it, without worrying about the consequences. But no matter how much money we have or don’t have, the truth is this:

We find money for things that matter to us. Period.

I know what it feels like to want something and feel like you can’t afford it. I also know what it feels like to have someone else prove their point (“don’t let money get in your way”) by putting their money where their mouth is.

That’s what that man did for me that day and it’s what I want to do for you, today.

So here’s my offer.

If you want to write a book, but money is tight, I want to offer you $100 toward your purchase of Author Launch—a 46-week video course that will help you write your book in a year. It’s an investment of time and money. It’s a decent chunk of money, in fact.

But please don’t let money be your excuse.

I know money can be tight. I know finances can be hard. But you can do it. I know it. I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is. Are you?

If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, this offer is for two days only. Use this link, here, and make your purchase before 8am CST Wednesday morning, January 28th.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It will only last so long. There are a million reasons not to write that book you’ve always wanted to write. Just don’t let money be one of them.

“Write that book. Hope this helps.”

**This offer is for a purchase of the lifetime membership or Masters Class only, not the month-to-month option.

NOTE: In case you’re just now reading, this offer closed at 8am CST on January 28th, 2015. If you’re interested in signing up for Author Launch in the future, stay tuned by following on Twitter or by subscribing to this page.

One comment on “Don’t Let Money Keep You From Your Dreams (Here’s $100)

  1. Allison,

    I have to say that is a really cool story and a really great offer from you.

    I was just looking at the Author Launch program and wondering how I could make it fit my budget. I was actually praying today over whether it was something I should invest in. I have been “working” on my book for years and I am intrigued to see how this program would help me finish my book.

    Thank you for your generousity and for passing someone elses graciousness forward.


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