Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick in Three Simple Steps

New Year’s Resolutions are a little like chocolate. Sitting in front of you, both seem like a good idea at the time. There’s the promise of wonderful magic. You feel warm just thinking about all the great things it’ll provide, but once you pull back the wrapper, neither seems to have any real substance worth biting into.

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Enjoy the Holiday Without Breaking the Bank

You’ve made it through Black Friday and the Thanksgiving shopping weekend, hopefully with your pocketbook intact. I hope that you had a warm, fun time with friends or relatives. As we wheel into a fantastic stretch of holidays on the calendar, I know there’s little I enjoy more than renewing old acquaintances, enjoying new friendships and watching the pageantry of the season.  It can truly be, to quote the classic holiday song, the “greatest time of year.”

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Stepping Outside the Financial Box

The title of this article is significant for two reasons. Firstly, because it defines the type of box that so many of us find ourselves in, and second, because the idea of stepping demands action. Thinking outside of the financial box is simply not enough, although in the beginning it is probably precisely the thing to do. Sound confusing? It is really more straightforward than you might think.

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Getting Past Fear

Those of you who have taken our financial seminars know that we encourage actors to step outside of the box when it comes to determining what things you can be doing to ensure continued financial stability while you pursue your acting career. I know that, when I arrived in Los Angeles, I assumed that I would wait tables, bartend, register with temp agencies – I mean, this is what aspiring actors do, right?

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Financial Conditioning

As we work to help our clients, mostly actors, begin their journey towards financial stability and freedom, one of the first areas that must be addressed is their mindset with regards to money. Many of us believe, consciously or subconsciously, that if we aren’t starving, struggling artists, we can’t really call ourselves actors.

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