How to Price Your Craft

Whether you’re paid in dollars or with your audience’s gratitude, I’ve written here before that you should think of your craft as a business. Not in the Ebenezer Scrooge “let’s make lots and lots of money” sense, but in the “I value my work here enough to take it seriously” sense.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to value your own art, then the next question is “how much should I charge?”

How you answer this question could spell the difference   Continue reading this post >

Kickstarting Success: Overcome Procrastination

There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.

-Tommy LaSorda, Hall of Fame baseball manager

Starting. It’s difficult, isn’t it?

Often you can see the path that leads to success in your financial life, your craft, or your career, but you just can’t bring yourself to make the first move.

There are many reasons people   Continue reading this post >

How to Avoid “Clusters of Misery”

“The harder I work the luckier I get.” – Samuel Goldwyn

They say that success is often just a matter of being at the right place at the right time. While I agree that having the casting director of the next great major motion picture as your second-cousin never hurts, I’ve always believed there’s more to success than luck. You have to work hard to put yourself in the right place, and then jump on any lucky opportunity your hard work   Continue reading this post >

Did We Strike a Nerve?

So…wow.

Bryan and I have simply been blown away by the response to last week’s “Living in Possibility” call! Hundreds of you joined us for a conversation about living life powerfully as artists who CHOOSE to create the success you desire (and deserve) in every area of your lives. We suspected there would be a few motivated artists who might dive into the material, but we just weren’t prepared for the number of calls and emails we’ve received, sharing your questions,   Continue reading this post >

The BEST Quote Ever!

“Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little.” — Gore Vidal

My acting teacher shared this quote with me, and it quickly became one of my favorites.  I still laugh at it, and I still wish it weren’t so damn true.  Don’t you wish that at this stage of development we were more enlightened, less envious, more accomplishing, less self-sabotaging?  Or that we could openly acknowledge where we are at, be genuinely and fully happy for the success of others,   Continue reading this post >

Fighting Fear

At age seven, I was sure there was something living under my bed. Some nights I was certain I could hear the shallow breathing of the beast just waiting for me to dangle a leg or arm out. I’d tighten the covers, tuck in my feet and sleep in a blanket cocoon.

Miraculously, the next morning, the beast was gone. I’d laugh that I’d escaped another night’s terror and live without fear until the sun started to set and my mom   Continue reading this post >

The Magic of Thinking Small?

So there’s a crazy blog title right? I’ve always been a champion of thinking BIG! My clients will tell you about the many books, articles and quotes I pass on to them on the topic of never, ever limiting our dreams.

On Saturday I attended a seminar on investing. It was a fabulous day. The instructor shared great information and did it in a way that made sense to someone like me who tends to go a bit cross-eyed when I   Continue reading this post >

Let’s Talk About Mindset!

I had a session today with one of my clients. Her acting career is starting to take off which is so exciting. Moneywise she is also in really good shape. Since we started our work together she’s gotten much more organized, paid off lots of debt and is starting to focus on saving and investing.

Great right?

The problem is that in spite of all of the wonderful things happening in her life, this client really struggles with   Continue reading this post >

Help with Financial Overwhelm

I certainly didn’t grow up knowing I would become a financial coach and mentor for creative souls. But more than 10 years ago it was a money coach who taught me how to change and recover from financial behaviors that were leading me nowhere fast. The power of this truly life changing experience – led me to start asking what I could do to help other artists, like myself, who perhaps were floundering financially. And thus Abundance Bound was born!

This   Continue reading this post >

Belated Spring Cleaning

It’s time for the big reveal: I’m not a fan of spring cleaning.

Once I’ve finally dug in and begun the process, I enjoy organizing shelf space and rearranging household supplies so they’re easier to find. When it’s over, I’m always glad it’s done, and I love that when I want something, it’s right at my fingertips. Yet, if you asked me what my least favorite five tasks around the house would be, cleaning closets and organizing the garage would be   Continue reading this post >