Tuesday, February 16, 2010
A Clear Channel - Day 6
Worked on finances pretty much all day. I need to get real clear about how much is coming and how much is going out. Even though I'm not happy with those amounts at the moment, I need to know what they are. There is a bit of peace in knowing exactly what you're working with. In an industry like show business, it's very easy to get excited when you make a lot of money and without discipline, you just spend like crazy for a number of reasons: 1) you think the money is going to be flowing all the time; 2) it's been so long since you've been able to splurge that you spend recklessly because you feel you deserve it or earned it somehow by sacrificing in the past and 3) sometimes your ego gets in the way and you just don't want to be that friend who can never afford to go out. I'm speaking from experience but I have to say with the new budget at least I can make choices. I either spend less or make more. Maybe both. Same with my weight. I got on the scale today and wasn't happy with those numbers either. Solution is simple: Eat less. Move more. There is no big mystery. Now that my fractured toe is just about healed, guess who's taking a little walk tomorrow?