In the age of digital distribution, where everything is free - is it still possible to make a profit in the arts?
New models require self-agency - you are own bookings manager, producer, director, publisher and promoter
Choices are what got you everything you have and everything you are. Choices will also get you everywhere you want to go and make you everything you want to be. How to do you take control of you choices, and consistently make good ones.
What makes some people so successful in getting what they want where others fail? * They understand success is a numbers game * They realize that percentages are low, so exposure needs to be high * They are undaunted by failure or rejection
I’m always hearing about the power of the mind. What does that really mean, and how can I harness it? * Your attitude manifests in your physical and emotional responses to the world, which then changes how others react to you * As the world changes in response to you, your mind conforms what it hopes to be true, and the belief thrives and powers your growth
What is the one thing you can do that will immediately improve your creativity and success? * Ship early, ship often. Force yourself into a regular production schedule that will eliminate procrastination and kill ‘writer’s block' * Write for the Wastebasket - don’t expect any one of your ideas/performances/products to be game changers. Just put your product out there. * Don’t miss an opportunity to to measure performance with metrics and feedback to figure out what works * Learn as you go.
Does every person really have a purpose? What do I need a vision for? * Everyone has a purpose, and its supposed to be different than everyone else's * The secret to life is to create things that add value, meaning or enjoyment to the world. To contribute to something bigger than yourself. * To exist outside your purpose is live life out of alignment with your nature