numbers (please use This One)

I saw a class where Brooke says not to care about numbers like email list suscríbers, open rate, likes or followers, etc but only the money coming in and I absolutely agree with the idea.
However I am at the very beginning stages of my business and are not collecting money yet, I planted the seed and I’m watering the plant now.
And while I wait for it to give fruits I am using the size of the list or the number of likes as evidence that people is getting interested in my message. Is that ok for now? Or am I indulging in it and losing focus of what matters.
I would love to focus just on the money but right now is close to $0