If you're not making enough money, what could you do differently?
The second part of my interview with Jessica Abel
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In my Monday post, I interviewed Jessica Abel. In case you missed it, you can read it here:
“I invest as much as I possibly can in my retirement funds every year, because I intend to actually retire.”
I’d wanted to speak to Jessica after hearing her talking on her podcast about how creatives who aren’t making enough money often do more and more of the thing that’s already not working. Since this is the story of my life, I had to ask for more info.
I love your podcast and particularly appreciated the episode with your husband about making more money. I quoted this part in my newsletter and I think about it a lot:
If you're like most creative people, it's something like, "I need to find another income stream." Get a gig, or another job, or more clients, or pitch a book, or post on social media and try to sell more, or...all of the above.⠀Sounds like a solid plan, basically. Any of those things could lead to some money.⠀
But when all of them together don't lead to enough money, it's time to ask, why does all this activity lead to diminishing returns, and what can I do differently? When all this leads to for me is burnout, where do I go next?⠀
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