How much thought have you put into the Business of your Career? Let’s face it most of us are diehard artists who would do what we love to do for free. The expression Charity begins at home comes into play. Unless you are able to take care of yourself you will never be able to take care of others or your career. So much time is spent chasing the dream that the practical necessary elements of a successful career often slip through the cracks. Are you trapped in a starving artist paradigm looking for Artistic satisfaction no matter the true cost? How do you grow your career financially as well as artistically to establish true success?
Tuesday Blogs on this site will be devoted to exploring the business half of your career and providing an understanding of the importance in creating the balance in your own journey. Some information will be very basic for those just starting on their path as an Artistic Entrepreneur other information will be a bit deeper and more intricate for those Actors who are more established. All of the information will be useful to you at some point in your career so whether it is a refresher of UNION 101 the purpose and importance of UNION membership and support or HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR RETIREMENT…..WHEN TO CASH OUT. You won’t want to miss out. If you have challenges or questions about the Business side of your career…the Tuesday ACCOUNTABLE ACTING blog is where you want to bring them up or ask them.
Topics that will be covered over the next few months are UNION 101 getting in and getting the most out of your membership in SAG-AFTRA and AEA, FINDING THE BALANCE OF ART AND COMMERCE how much time and money do you spend on your career and is there a right balance between the two?, ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL does it ever make sense to work on projects for little or no money how to protect yourself, COMMERCIAL BREAKS making sense of the world of commercials and how they fit into your career, THE ACTORS BUSINESS PLAN a plan designed to lead you into a career free of your “Second Job”, MARKETING AND SELF PROMOTION setting yourself apart in the Sea of creativity, CONTENT CREATIVITY your three dimensional calling card Why to, How to, When to……, INVESTING IN YOUR CAREER what investments will pay off, when to make them, how much to spend, MATHEMATICS OF ACTING the formulas of creativity contracts, residual formulas, pension formulas and pay outs, health insurance and more.
So check back every Tuesday for a new look at an old challenge; Creating consistent and constant success as an Artistic Entrepreneur. Feel free to comment and contribute to the topics discussed or suggest new topics to be covered. There is a world of opportunity at our fingertips and as CEOs of our own careers finding the proper balance of Art and commerce will maximize our capability to create and capitalize on every chance for complete success. Join me here each Tuesday to explore the Economic elements that will create a robust and flourishing career. Enjoy the journey.