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Choosing to Celebrate

I wanted to take a vulnerable moment to say out loud, "thank you and please continue to hold me accountable". As a freelance artist and full-time entrepreneur it's easy to discount your work, time, and worth. But as I have encouraged my clients and community I in turn was pushed to practice what I preach. I had to choose to celebrate! 

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TAX TRICK #2

After reading the first blog TAX TRICK #1 hopefully you feel great about all the monies you received this year but it’s time to flip the coin and start to remember all the monies you spent this year. 

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TAX TRICK #1

Did you know?

If you are a freelancer, the minimum amount of money you need to earn and to file a tax return is $400! 

"Why is the number $400? While you may not owe any income taxes, as a freelancer, you must pay self-employment taxes in addition to regular income taxes. Self-employment taxes start if you earn $400 or more. Therefore you must file a tax return if you GROSS $400 OR MORE.”

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The Privilege of No

NO is just as important as YES. I know it's hard to hear when you have bills to pay and a reputation to keep but saying yes to every project or new venture could actually be the death of your momentum

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The Power of Yes

BUT while the time does seem to slip away, it's easy to become sedentary. It's easy to get into a routine with your 3 clients, put your head down, and not see the light of day. I find it harder for artists to make boundaries since they have finally been released to work on the art and projects they have been most passionate about. 

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