Except when it left me tired and frustrated, cursing my decision to buy whenever I tried to get cold metal wrenched into place. The numbers started to run in my head.
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.
It’s easy in our bottom line culture to only count your bank account as resources available to you. Yet when you step back and widen your gaze, you might see that you have more than you think you have.
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.
There may come a point in your money journey where the overwhelm kicks in, the path divides, and the step forward becomes uncertain. The best part of the financial journey is that it is one that grows in strength as it grows in wisdom. As you learn more, you gain more. As you gain more, you learn more. These are siblings to keep you company on your path.
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.
When it comes to how to treat your money, there is a certain amount of prophesy required. The thing about life is that it is unpredictable. It can be a journey of an unknown length through unexpected landscape.
t can be easy to fixate on the first answer to your request. The one that pings first, right away, as if just waiting for you to ask. But what if it’s not?
The challenge when it comes to spending is that we only know what has already happened. The beautiful thing about life, especially in a creative career, is that you really don’t know what is coming. You have an idea, you have a vision, you have an inkling, but until it happens, you have no idea what’s next.
After the learning lesson of life, it can be easy to second-guess yourself, especially when it comes to MONEY. This loop of self-judgement builds an environment where you may feel your choices are not the best. Your instincts are not to be trusted. Your impulses, too impulsive.