As a creative, it is easy to get caught up in the craft. So much so that the business side of your art is often neglected. This can lead to a lot of missed opportunities. You are a business and you need to treat yourself like one. Ask yourself the hard question, would someone buy you?
Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018. Once again a fresh start awaits, with endless possibilities ahead. The new year brings newfound hope that this year will be different from the last. Resolutions are set and it's time to rock. But what happened to last years resolutions? Did they become trophies of accomplishment, or shelved and forgotten about?
How often have you made an excuse to not do something you wanted which could aid your career? These excuses are fear, a fear of the unknown and it is holding you back. It is time to push past that fear. Jump and you will realise that there is nothing to be afraid of. You may also discover a world where anything is possible.
Sometimes our creativity can be confined by a prison of perfection. Are you spending too much time trying to perfect an art that can't be perfected? If your performance is about getting everything right there could be a chance that you are getting it all wrong. Limiting your choices by getting hung up on the techniques needed to be a great actor.
Spring is here, which sends a lot of people into cleaning mode. Clearing the clutter from their lives, but what if we were to take this concept and bring it to our addictions with social media? Could we improve productivity and over all happiness?
We are all trying to climb our way to the top. However, most of us are just following everyone else. It's hard to be noticed if we are just part of the masses. In this day and age, we have the world at our finger tips. This gives us the ability to take a different path to everyone else. It's time to find another way to the top. What will work for you?
We spend a lot of time bringing down people around us who are successful. What would happen if we embraced those people and supported them more? Maybe good fortune would come to us in return for the support you gave to those on the brink of success.
It's a luxury to get paid to act, so we need to look towards other income streams to keep our life afloat. But what happens if those income streams don't help with our overall happiness? This can that take its toll on our creative minds. This month we look at strategies to help you transition out of those soul destroying jobs into jobs that still provide an income but also inspire you at the same time, all while we work towards that big break.
We are in the home stretch now, post production has been a long and tedious process but we are getting very close to a complete project. So what have I learnt? I thought I would give some insight into process behind editing my first film.