As I speak with actors and VO talent when I meet them for coffee dates, I often hear the same sentence:
“Money is really tight right now.”
I get that. As artists, we often put our art before our financial safety.
Some people even wear that strategy as a badge of honor.
I’m here to to tell you that you’re hurting yourself in many, many ways if you don’t get financially safe.
Aside from the calls from creditors and collectors, aside from the loss of use of services you can’t pay for, aside from the condition in which you have to live, transport yourself and eat…your very personality can begin to change.
You become more desperate, more cranky, and more defensive about your lifestyle when you’re in financial danger.
And all those around you become very aware of how you treat them when you’re hard up for cash.
Worst of all, it begins to affect the very thing you’re trying to protect: your ability to act, voice content, audition, rehearse, and perform.
And that happens because, quite naturally, you’re worried about money.
I want you to be successful. I try to share with you, whenever I can, things that enhance your artistic, business and technologic life.
One of the most important things I want for you is to be financially safe. You may not be there now, but I want to help you get there.
Imagine how much easier your life would be if you could get better sleep, not worry so much, and have a better relationship with money.
I’ll be sharing some strategies and tactics over the next few weeks about how to accomplish this. Stay tuned: I’m lining up some great advice to share with you.
And if you have anything in particular that you find stressful or confusing about financial safety, let me know in the comments below.
Hope this helps.