Running for United States Congress

It was not long ago that I decided to actually throw my hat in the ring to run for the United States Congress representing District 8. It has been a great experience. There were a million reasons why I shouldn’t, but I decided to ignore those and run anyway.  It has been one of the…

Holiday Edition: Eating Clean During The Holidays

One of the biggest challenges of starting a healthier lifestyle has to be all of the temptations, especially during the holidays. I started my journey to just eating better, and doing better for myself in September. So far, I have lost 14 pounds! This holiday is going to take a little extra planning because although I want…

Money Mondays for Performing Artists: Business Partnerships with your BFF?

Creative types are often labeled as “Serial Entrepreneurs” because we are so creative. If you have ever been in business for yourself (which if you are a creative or performing artists I am sure you have), you will know that we often find ourselves starting a new business, or developing an already existing business with…

Money Mondays Series: Negotiation Strategies for Performing Artists

There are a few questions you should ask yourself, as an independent artist, before accepting a performance contract. How will this performance help my career when it comes to exposure (will there be people in attendance who can help move my career along, by referring me to other potential clients)? What is the atmosphere –…