If anyone would really read the past threads, the formula has always been freely shared, just that people don't listen, because its different from what they want to hear.
There are way too many people all too willing to spend $6000 on a camera to get paid $60 per day of shoot. If only these photographers can convert that attraction to cameras into their client's attraction to their services. Sadly, while they are very willing to go into debt to buy and fondle that $6000 camera, almost all their clients are very unwilling to pay them even $60 and will go all out to make things difficult.
Once again on equipment, you will notice almost everyone on this thread so far had advised similarly, the less you spend on equipment, the more you are in the real business of photography. Otherwise, you are just another gear fondling hobbyist to our eyes. Sometimes I see photographers listing their equipment here and there, and if I am a client I will wonder if I am hiring a craftsman or renting his equipment. By doing that they took away their own respect and credibility. The same thing you don't trust that heart surgeon who actually bought his certificate, nobody will trust a craftsman who think skills are 'bought' in form of equipment.
The challenge should actually be to earn (net, not gross) the same as you will be as an company employee in 2 years time using minimum gear. If you can do it, it means your skills in marketing and selling yourself is somewhat present, and then you can think about indulging in better gear as a means to take their business even further.
Otherwise, it is just day dreaming and self deceit, NOT 'living your dream'. No such thing. Too many are guilty of it and in denial.