Money, money, money....I can't shake it from my mind these days. Although I have several proposals out there (book, television, exhibition etc...) and lot of interest in my work, I am a bundle of nerves as I approach the bottom of my savings.
I don't want my life to be focused on money, but how can it not? We need it to live. My life is rich in so many ways that don't involve money. I'm deeply grateful for my supportive family, my beautiful LA apartment, to have 19 years clean and sober, my unwavering passion for my work, my health, my talent, my computer, recording and photography equipment, my career and my friends. Regardless of this challenging time, I know I will persevere and become a vibrant, successful, wealthy artist. In the meantime, I have been reading these notes taken from the books, "The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." and "Rich Dad, Poor Dad." I thought they might be helpful to you too.
• Rich people believe “I create my life.” Poor people believe “Life happens to me.”
• Your income can grow only to the extent you do.
• If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.
• If your motivation for acquiring money or success comes from a non-supportive root such as fear, anger, or the need to “prove” yourself, you money will never bring you happiness.
• When you are complaining, you become a living, breathing “crap magnet.”
• Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.
• If your goal is to be comfortable, chances are you’ll never get rich. But if your goal is to be rich, chances are you’ll end up mighty comfortable.
• Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.
• Rich people are bigger than their problems. Poor people are smaller than their problems.
• Rich people think “both.” Poor people think “either/or.”
If anyone out there can relate, or has a story about money and being an artist, please share it with us!