069: Making It to the Next Level - Money & Creativity featuring BAILIE SLEVIN


Bailie Slevin is with us today to talk about money and making it! This year has been my "year of money" and what I've noticed is that I actually *like* talking about money and making money. That was not always the case. It used to be something that I avoided like the plague, but after making the choice to "befriend" it, I've learned that it's a really powerful tool and completely relates to bravery, especially bravery as an artist.

Bailie is a guest nomination from a previous Bare Naked Bravery guest, Yuri Cataldo! I always love it when we get to see Resonant Bravery in action. If you're a new listener of Bare Naked Bravery, I'd say about 90% of the guests you hear are now nominations from either a listener or a previous guest, which is so cool. FYI - if you know of someone who you'd like to hear on the show, you can submit them by going to barenakedbravery.com and scrolling all the way to the bottom. There's a link down there waiting for your nomination!

Okay, back to Bailie Slevin. She is the founder of Entertaining Finance which is a financial consulting firm based in New York City, geared specifically towards creatives and freelancers of all genres. Bailie is the perfect combination of finance ninja and theater nerd. With 12 years of experience as a financial adviser and a hefty resume in theater, she is redefining planning for artists and entrepreneurs.

Today we talk about Bailie's own day-job pivot points, and she gives us some great advice for *any* level of a career as an artist or creative. We talk about how important it is to start saving right now. We talk about how our priorities should align with our values as an artist and how that plays into the financial world. We talk about what to do when your lifestyle is trapping or holding you back. We talk about who to use the right language when talking about yourself and your professionalism. We talk about how to break into a new level of income as an artist. and we also talk about how to even out the income bumps that almost any freelancer experiences.

Okay! Enough! Let's dive in and do some money talk with Bailie Slevin!


Brave Take-Aways

Your Brave Takeaway from today's episode is to pop into the facebook group and tell us about your current money story as an artist or creative. Are you enjoying it? Is it causing some difficulty? Are you finding ways to be creative with your own income potential? Is there a gig you're doing right now that kinda sucks the life out of you? Tell us all about it!   The link to join the facebook group is inside your free Bravery Bundle so hop on in if you haven't yet!

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