So, you’re stressed about money.

 

Maybe you’re a creative with a variable income that makes budgeting feel so impossible you have to take a nap every time you think about it. Or perhaps the debt that you’re in has you putting off planning for the future—and putting off writing what matters to you—because it feels like you’ll have to work until you’re 100 just to get by.

Whatever your financial situation, it’s getting in the way of you doing your best work. Of you writing that book, sharing your art, and becoming the fully expressed creative human you’re longing to be.

So you’re ready to work on your relationship with money. And more than you need to understand investing or decide whether or not you can take a few days off this year, you need to create a healthier relationship with the numbers in your bank account.

At the same time, numbers kind of make you uncomfortable.

Money feels like a problem without any clear solution. It doesn’t help that so many of the personal finance resources that are out there don’t speak to creatives. They’re either old and stuffy or geared towards people who have a regular paycheque.

So of course you feel overwhelmed every time you try to imagine your relationship with money being any different.

You barely have time to pay your bills let alone figure out how to not have money-related panic attacks every month. Not to mention the fact that no matter how hard you hustle, nothing seems to change. Financial stability feels elusive and you’ve all but resigned yourself to a life of perpetual money stress.

You would love to rewrite your money story, you just don’t know how.

So you need a money workshop that’s specifically for creatives.

A way of learning how to create financial stability that meets you where you’re at. A container that gives you clarity around your unique way of relating to money now and a possible new way of relating to it in the near future.

A workshop that uses writing as a tool for creating financial stability.

(Yes, it can be done.)

Introducing The Creative’s (Money) Workshop.

Here are some of the things that we’ll cover in this one-of-a-kind workshop for you—and other creatives—to create the financial stability you need to do your best work:

  • Your current way of relating to money and how it’s holding you back from creating the financial stability you’re longing for.

  • A new way of relating to money that will mean less stress and more clarity as you create the financial stability you need.

  • Writing prompts to help you explore your relationship with money and rewrite your money story.

  • Coaching practices to support you in developing the capabilities you need to have a different relationship with money.

  • Budgeting tools, pricing models, and other writer-specific resources to get you on your way to creating the financial stability you need to do your best work.

  • Access to a community of writers who are also reworking their money stories so they can finally show up as the writers they want to be.

The archetype of the starving artist is old. As a writer, it’s possible for you to have a healthy relationship to money—even if you don’t have a lot of it—and also create your most inspired, touching, and creative work.

What would be possible if you could focus all of your energy on the words that matter to you instead of the numbers that stress you out?

What’s the smallest thing you can let yourself hope for when you imagine having financial stability?

What would that allow for in your writing practice? What about your life?

Money doesn’t have to be a constant stress in your life. Even if you don’t have a lot of it. Even if you’re in debt. Even if you’re not making any money right now.

The truth is, being stressed about money all the time is emotionally exhausting. That’s energy you could spend on your writing. Or literally on anything else in your life.

Which is easier said than done, I know.

Hi, I’m Rae and I’m the coach and creator behind The Creative’s (Money) Workshop.

As a writer, I thought that I’d get to do my best work once I’d gotten out of debt. Once I had enough money in the bank to take a break from working all the time to rent a cabin in the woods for six weeks to write my book.

When I finally took a good look at my finances for the first time in my adult life—I had just turned 30—I realized that I might never get around to writing my book if that were the case. My debt was going nowhere fast and I didn’t want to have to wait that long to be able to create my best work.

Still, I was always stressed about money and that made it nearly impossible to sit down and write. At the time, I thought that the only way to have no money stress was to have no money problems.

I was wrong, of course.

I spent a year intentionally working on my relationship with money. I hired a skilled coach and taught myself to budget. I negotiated bigger freelance writing contracts with more stable cash flow before letting go of all my clients to focus on coaching creatives—and doing my personal writing—full-time.

I also joined a writer’s room and finally started working on my book. And a short story. And some poetry.

I reworked my business, changed the services I was going to offer, and started to build out this workshop. I slowed down my debt repayment and put all of my effort into doing the work that would pay my bills as well as feed my soul.

All of this was only possible because I had a new relationship to money that was healthy and supportive. The money I did or didn’t have no longer spoke to my self-worth and this freed me up to do the only thing that really mattered to me: making art.

Now, I want to share what I know works with other creatives—like you—so you can show up and do your best work now.

I hope you’ll join us for the first iteration of The Writer’s (Money) Workshop when it launches later this year. Workshop size is limited so that you get the attention and coaching you need to rewrite your money story and do your best work.

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