If your motivated by money you were born in the wrong century its all about the Glory, the possibility of being the best at RockNRoll for a particular moment in time. I'm sure it's the same for people who work in any industry :) Money never made me get out of bed in the morning but the possibility of being the best did that sort of thinking will keep you up at night, following through on it with actions could see you build an empire but never overnight success is built on a life time of dedication and hardship. When things aren't going your way that's were champions are made and legends forged. To be the best one has to persevere were all others give up!
Australian novelist Richard Flanagan won the Booker Prize, the most prestigious in the literary world, for his Second World War story The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Just in time, it sounds like: Mr. Flanagan told reporters that he was making so little from his writing that he was thinking about packing it in and becoming a miner. (He comes from a small mining town in Tasmania.) The prize money of about $90,000 and the following sales bump will allow him to continue, but most of his colleagues aren’t so lucky: “Writing is a very hard life for so many writers,” he said.