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.
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 would love to rewrite your money story, you just don’t know how.
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.
(Yes, it can be done.)
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:
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.