MONEY cha-cha

One of the things that is hard to grasp in the beginning of the creative MONEY journey is that sometimes you take a step back to leap forward. Sometimes the numbers in your account (or on your residual checks) needs to dip a little bit so they can soar.

Money does not equal love.

It can be so many forms of chasing your emotional tail when it comes to MONEY and your creative career. Each accomplishment pushing a key part of your creative vision further away. Or so it seems.

Trust the exhale.

Say, you plop a big chunk of change down on something you love, that vintage album you could never find, that apartment you swore you could never afford, that dream trip that finally felt right. ike they are the new normal.

Know when to hold’m, know when to fold’m.

When it comes to MONEY, it’s easy to only focus on the growth, hopefully upward, hopefully rapid, over time. Yet, just like a good dance step, there is often a downbeat added in to the upward lift of the music.

Your price is your invitation.

It’s easy to think about pricing as prohibitive. In our culture focused on the 1% and the MONEY gap between us and them, how much things cost is seen as a class system of personal worth. It isn’t. Something that costs more is not better. It may last longer, offer exquisite craftsmanship, or smell incredible.Continue reading “Your price is your invitation.”

Protect your ass(ets)

In money and business, you are building a foundation to secure yourself for the long haul. You want a financial cushion that endures. tasks of money, like checking your bank statement for any charges that aren’t right, and in the protection part, where you make sure that your MONEY boat is tightly sealed to survive the storms ahead.

Hard work leads to receiving.

When welcoming abundance, one of the best approaches is to work on receiving. Not the continual hustle of supply and demand, transactions and tasks.You release control and surrender to the experience at hand. But sometimes there are tasks in surrender.

Just get going

When it comes to spending your money on your creative business, it can be easy to get bogged down in details, trying to select the exact right choice. But not every decision you’ll make is worth the hours of research and contemplation that you put into it. When selecting something that matters but doesn’t matterContinue reading “Just get going”

3 Tips for Funding a New Theater Company

It may not be too long into your actor hustle before you start to think, “I just want to do a show. Let’s put on a play!” Suddenly the romance of casting yourself in your favorite role expands into imaging yourself at the helm of a real arts and culture institution. Yet, the biggest hurdle as a start-up theater maker is often the same thing driving you to want to create your own work: money.