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    I get asked a lot of questions about filmmaking, chasing dreams, and balancing all that life throws at you. It’s hard to buck the status quo and go for it – against all odds, doubters, and haters. Dude, I know the struggle all too well.

    Which is why I get into some interesting conversations with my peers, and people who are getting ready to start the journey.

    The relative advice they’re seeking usually breaks down to a philosophical outlook on life, mindsets, and attitudes. It’s all about diving deep into your personal stuff.

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    A bonus for joining the Money Bootcamp LIVE

    You’ve heard me talk about the 2017 LIVE Money Bootcamp with Denise Duffield-Thomas a bit in the last week. I’ve shared it because her books and program really have made a huge difference for me. As a result, so much has changed in my life for the better.

    Now is your chance to join, and go through the program live, too.

    Want to join? ENROLL HERE.

    Enrollment is now open for the Money Bootcamp Live 2017. I’ll be going through the program with you. If you join through my affiliate link, you’ll also receive a bonus!

    Why LIVE?

    When I first went through the program I did not participate in a live version. I worked through it on my own, in my own time. In the years since then, I’ve gone back through the program live, and it makes a huge difference!

    Participating live with more than 4,000 other female entrepreneurs worldwide (remotely, online) is an incredible thing. The energy is amazing. The community is so supportive and inspiring.

    My enthusiasm for the course and accountability in finishing the program was magnified by seeing so many other women have these massive breakthroughs. There are live calls and conversations, so Denise is there to help you through it.

    The live version is definitely what you want.

    Want to join? ENROLL HERE.

    Early Bird Savings

    Save $500 when you join before 9:00 PM EST on Wednesday, August 2nd.

    This is the best value you’ll get when joining the course. I’ve seen people hesitate to join, and they ended up paying more to access the Money Bootcamp. Don’t do that to yourself!

    If you think the Money Bootcamp is something you want to try, enroll now.

    Want to be a part of the 2017 LIVE Money Bootcamp? Enroll now. Save $500 when you enroll before 9:00 PM on August 2, 2017.


    Those who join through my affiliate link will get a special bonus.

    You’ll be invited to a private online community I created, where we work through the program together – even if it’s just the two of us.

    Why does that matter? Because we’re stronger together. I believe that when women help other women succeed, we’re more likely to make a huge difference in the world.

    “Lift Each Other Up” by Libby Vander Ploeg

    Not only will you have the full support of the entire Bootcamp community, I’ll be there right beside you working through everything in the program as well.

    Think of it like getting an accountability partner, cheerleader, and mentor all in one. I’ve been through the program countless times, but still have plenty of money blocks to uncover and work through with you. (As Denise always says, “New level, new devil.”)

    When you have that support system, you’re more likely to succeed!

    More Film-Related Posts Coming Soon

    For more than 10 years I’ve been blogging about filmmaking, so if you’re used to getting more film-related content here please stay tuned. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming soon enough.

    I share this opportunity here because (a) people have asked for resources that’ll help them succeed and this is one of them, (b) I believe it’ll make a huge difference for many of the people reading this post, and (c) money is a complex subject that needs to be addresses so we can do great things in the world.

    Money is a BIG part of making movies. I’m learning as much as I can about it, so that I can continue making movies that’ll (hopefully) make a difference in the world. Feel me?

    Speak Up

    Use the comments to ask me any questions about the 2017 LIVE Money Bootcamp, Denise, or the community she’s created. I really believe it’s a resource that’ll change your life, if you’re willing and ready. Would love to talk about it with you!

    Full Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. I’m a proud affiliate of Denise Duffield-Thomas’s books and programs, however, I only recommend things I’ve tried myself, believe in 100%, and think will benefit you. It goes against my nature to put rubbish recommendations out into the world. If you chose to make a purchase from an affiliate link, I’ll receive a commission which goes towards keeping this thing operational. It’s most appreciated.

    Get a free money mindset upgrade today (live webinar)

    Last week, I shared a new post.

    Did you read it? What’d you think?

    Sometimes I write, share a post, and end up feeling like I’m sending stuff out into a great void. But then something cool happens, like bumping into someone at the grocery store who says, “I read your blog and love it!” Then, someone’ll say how much my writing has helped them with filmmaking or dream chasing. That kind of feedback is super motivating and helpful, so please don’t be shy, y’all. Use the comments on the blog or social media to tell me what’s on your mind, eh?

    Today I’m especially interested in hearing from you.

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    Free Money Mindset Workshop

    A lot has changed for me in the past few years.

    One of the biggest changes is my money mindset.

    I used to think that being an independent filmmaker dictated that I had to be a starving artist. This idea was confirmed by fellow filmmakers, articles in the media, and panel discussions at film festivals. It was a negative notion that made me feel frustrated, unsupported, and pretty depressed about my future.

    Things changed in 2014, thankfully, when I began enrolling in a number of different workshops, courses, and programs.

    What changed?

    I invested in my own education.

    I began seeking solutions and discovering a healthier way forward. I was convinced that future didn’t have to be so bleak. I knew that I could find a way to make things work.

    Now the way I plan my day, enjoy my life, and run my business have dramatically improved. I’m happier, calmer, and more present in each moment. Now I’m doing what I love and have time to spend with loved ones. To be fair, I’ve still got plenty of work left to do; I don’t pretend to have it all figured out. I’m a work in progress like everyone else.

    Those massive changes I’ve experienced are thanks, in part, to a program I went through called the Money Bootcamp.

    The Money Bootcamp been pretty life-altering for me. You’ve heard me reference it often in person and here on the blog. I’m fascinated by money stories and how much power they have over us. When we break free from those things, there are possibilities and opportunities that feel amazing.

    That’s why I’m sharing this with you now.

    The Money Bootcamp made a world of difference for me, and I want you to feel that sense of empowerment. It’s not for the faint of heart but it’s incredibly powerful stuff.

    Let’s start with the free workshop, eh?

    Free Money Mindset Workshop

    If you’re interested in the Money Bootcamp, I highly recommend testing out the FREE Money Mindset Workshop right now. It’s all run by Denise Duffield-Thomas. She’s an author, coach, and money mindset mentor.

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    A big announcement for you

    I’m a fairly private / shy woman.

    That’s why you’ll find me pretty hush-hush on certain things, especially when I’m in the midst of a storm. I’m very selective about what I share publicly because it influences my real life conversations. And, ya know, I’m so naturally awkward that I don’t need to add any fuel to that fire.

    It took me almost a year, for example, to start talking about my dog’s cancer. Throughout the course of that year, however, I told a few close family and friends what was going on. I finally wrote about it in April 2017 (Cancer: One Year Later).

    So, what’s been happening this year?

    Well, my husband and I have some pretty big news to share.


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    Quick trip to the sunflower fields

    One of my goals for 2017 is to be more adventurous.

    To clarify, I want to spend more time doing things I enjoy. I want quality time with friends, exploring my home state, seeing things that sound interesting, and doing more fun stuff. I don’t want life to pass me by too quickly to enjoy it, ya know?

    In the past few weeks, I kept seeing friends post photos of the nearby sunflower fields. They’re not new; they’ve been around for a while. But I had no clue it existed until this year. They’re really beautiful.

    Finally got to see the sunflower fields!

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    Normally, I’d think, “That’s great but I’ve got too much to do here to go see them.”

    Not this year!

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