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Does the whole starving artist mentality still ring true within the creative community? If so, how can artists and creatives (yes, the two are different) identify their limiting mindsets and learn to thrive while pursuing a career they love?
In this episode I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) sit down with Jackie Lam, a freelance writer and advocate for creatives and artists. We talk about her relationship with money and the perceived conflicts artists feel around selling out and the starving artist mentality. We also dig into how artists can shift their mindset and perception, and increase their chances of make a living doing what they love.
What You Hear in This Episode:
- Jackie’s conflicted relationship with money and how she’s overcome it
- Why Jackie feels the starving artist mentality is still so prevalent
- The main differences between an artist and creative, and how they’re perceived financially
- What artists and creatives need to do to shift their mindset when it comes to making more money
- What “selling out” really means, not just for the art and creative community
- Why a creative pow-wow is so important
- What creatives, artists and entrepreneurs have in common
- How artists and creatives can shift their perception to believing their work has “real” value
Aisha G says
I agree with the beginning of having the devil on none shoulder and the angel. I have a love hate relationship with how I spend money, because the way I learned about money. Work hard and spend it because you worked for it is how I feel about $. Under the same mindset, I need to learn to save and invest smartly. The mental saga continues.
Oh man, this hit me. Great tips.
Beyond The Dollar says
Aisha, it’s never easy, but oh so worth it. We recommend you listen to some of the first episodes on season one for more of these internal struggles we all have 🙂