So When Can I Quit My Day Job?

So When Can I Quit My Day Job?

“From Passion to Profit” used to be my tagline, and it’s still one of them, but I don’t feature it much anymore because while I have (and do) help clients make money doing what they love creatively, the process is more involved than that slogan implies.  For one...
Emotional Stoicism

Emotional Stoicism

Paradoxically, developing ‘mental toughness’ requires an embrace of our own emotional vulnerability.  Denial is not mental toughness. It is a physical illness waiting to happen.  Therefore, I hereby coin the term: ‘Emotional Stoicism’. I prefer it to ‘mental...
Get Off the Rollercoaster Within

Get Off the Rollercoaster Within

If you’re a creative professional with ADHD or any other neurodivergent condition i.e. bipolar disorder, autism, etc, you’re right to feel daunted at the steep incline to professional success. Because any career in the creative industries will be bi-polar in its...
Perfect is Boring

Perfect is Boring

There is nothing more boring than perfectionism.  When we are witness to someone in it’s grasp, we feel antsy on they’re behalf as we listen to the whiny, nit-picking, self-negating loop they’re stuck in, wishing so badly they’d just fucking get on with it. When...
A Life of Work is Incomplete

A Life of Work is Incomplete

I am of the now-common opinion that there is no such thing as ‘work/life balance’. That is because you have a life, and work is only part of it. They are in no way this-or-that, separate and binary entities. People feel ‘out of balance’ when they are either avoiding...
Why the Artist’s Way Rocks

Why the Artist’s Way Rocks

Ah, Julia! You came to me at a critical point in my life, when I was thirsty for creative autonomy. I was too fragile to withstand the rigors of the acting business, yet I had this stubborn need to be seen and create. I knew I had talent. Never mind getting an agent;...
Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

It’s my birthday week. Actual day: April 2nd.  What is it about birthdays that makes me feel so positively childlike about them? I take the day itself as a free pass…I go out to pamper and buy things for me. I don’t schedule any appointments. I just celebrate...