The trending topic on Twitter right now is #ThisYear. So, what about this year?
What are you going to do differently this year from last year? If you do the same things as you did last year, you’ll likely have the same results! Are you OK with that?Here’s one thing that I’m doing differently #ThisYear. I’m modeling out how I’m going to make my moolah. A little history for you. For longer than a decade I’ve supported myself (and sometimes my husband) via this wacky business; however, I’ve always just taken the jobs as they’ve come, without much planning. #ThisYear I’m doing it like a businessperson would. After all, it is called show BUSINESS!
I have a financial goal for my overall career which is broken down into sub categories such as hosting, infomercial, VO… you get the picture. In a non-arbitrary fashion, I assigned a dollar amount to each category. That was kinda fun!
Then, I devised a plan (that will morph as the year carries on) on how I’m actually going to attain those financial goals via auditions, meetings, phone calls, emails, snail mail packages, etc.
Finally, I have a tracking system in which I will input each financial success, so I can see what is and isn’t working. Nothing is set in stone here. It’s a work in progress to be amended as time goes one.
Then, next year, I’ll have some historical data to which I can compare my new goals and hopefully beat them. Final thought, my parents own a wine shop in Washington, DC and they have this exact system in place and have for over 45 years. They call it their Beat Book. So, here’s to you’re and my Beat Books gets beaten every year!
In the infamous words of my husband, Marty Metro, “Good luck and be yourself!”
PS: Follow me on Twitter and i’ll give you a buck! @TracyMetro