The Artist’s Survival Guide

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You can make money with your art even in the hard times.

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The Art Of Happiness

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This is the title of a book written by His Holiness The Dali Lama (pictured above). What I love about this book is its simplistic approach to being happy. Click the image above to grab a copy. Yes, we face challenges and obstacles and all sorts of crazy things in

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Yesterday

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How often do you focus on what happened yesterday? “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” – Gautama Buddha Are you holding onto things in the past and allowing them to influence your decisions of today? Learning from the past is

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To be or not to be…

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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi Be good. That’s the bottom line. Be good. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, the color of your skin, your gender, the size of your bank account, your job, your political affiliation

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Happy Holidays

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The Holidays have always been a special time for me. No matter where I was in the world I would always, always make it back home for Christmas. Family has always been of vital importance to me and even though we have had a challenging year in 2020 one silver

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The Secret Sauce for Artists

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There’s a very simple tool I found to help artists expand and they rarely use it. It’s a hidden gem, a secret, if you will that has been sitting under your nose for years. In fact you see this secret tool everyday but have probably never put it to use

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Weekend Warriors

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Perhaps because I’ve spend my career in the theatre I’ve never looked at working on the weekends as anything other than normal. Theatrical performers work 6 days a week 365 days year (one day off a week) with one week off every 6 months (should you wish to take that

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Some Good News

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I think it’s time we start spreading some good news don’t you? Help is a super simple concept yet sometimes hard to do and moreover to accept. Things get in the way of helping, lack of time, lack of money, fear and even pride. But help is something I think

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Christmas Music 2020

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Nothing I love better than the spirit of the Holidays. For some reason, no matter the situation, even now as we face the Covid sitaution, people are coming together (albeit virtually) to share in the warmth of the Holidays. Since 2008 I have been presenting an annual Holiday concert and

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The Starving Artist

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How often have you heard the phrase Starving Artist? I know I’ve personally heard it hundreds of times. Throughout my career there were people who used to throw that phrase at me. Upon meeting me they’d ask what I did for a living. I would respond “I’m an actor” and

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