It is so time to get paid. It is over time to get paid. I have been running this career of mine like it’s a non-profit, except I haven’t even been asking for any donations nor promoting my cause to anyone who might donate. I’ve even enrolled countless others in working for free, to join me on the endless treadmill of thinking we just have to pay our dues a little more, prove our worth a little more and then we’ll deserve to get paid. It’s my own little version of crazy, and it has got to stop. I am calling me on my shit.
In all other areas of my life I play a big game, challenging myself daily to be better, to risk more and yet in the money department, I act like a little mouse. When it comes to declaring my value as an artist and what that translates to financially suddenly I seem to have amnesia as to who I am and what I can provide, it’s like a glitch in the system, I get all squeamish and shy, which I am sure translates to lack of confidence, which in turn translates to “she doesn’t have anything,” and the result of course is me continuing on with my highly successful non-profit that no one in my industry knows about.
Arggghhh!!! Does anyone else go through this? I can tell you I’m not going to anymore. I know I have been building up to this all year, dancing around what needs to be done, but enough kidding around, this nonsense ends now! I will call who I need to call and share what I need to share no matter how twitchy it makes me because there is so much fun to be had, creativity to be shared and money to be made, I just have to step up to the bat and start swinging.
As a start I did step up to bat today by making some big important phones calls, calls that probably should have been made a long time ago but, regardless, I made them now. I have hit the ball into play and look forward to letting you know how it all plays out.
I challenge everyone else along with me: are there any balls you know you should be hitting into play? Hit em into play now! Not next week. Now!!! Your life will thank you for it.