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Excerpts from Have Fun, Get Paid

Avoiding Displacement

Getting older doesn't mean becoming less relevant. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Becoming Self Sufficient

When all else fails, trust yourself. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Being Discovered

Don't wait for the big, black limousine. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Creatives Just Wanna Have Fun

Making a living with your creativity requires a little something extra. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Death and Taxes

The Grim Reaper has never been as scary as the tax man. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Ebb and Flow

Even the ocean doesn't stay at high tide all day. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Getting Attention

Your audience has to know that you exist. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Going the Distance

Reputation is a volume business. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


How Badly Do You Want It?

If it's worth having, it's worth extreme effort. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


It's Your Responsibility

No one will look out for your money like you will. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Micro Patronage

Where's a good king when you need one? (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Mix and Match

Use what works for you. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Rejection Is Part of the Game

All opinions are not created equal. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Respect

Treat everyone as though they were going to be important tomorrow. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Success and Perspective

It's all in how you look at it. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Taking Care of Business

You're a small and growing business. Conduct yourself accordingly. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Tell Them What They Want to Hear

The secret ingredient is hard work. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


The Internet Is Not Life

There's more to life than disembodied voices. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


The Long Game

You're going to be doing this for a long time. Plan accordingly. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


The Power Behind the Throne

Those with the ear of the king are much more powerful than you realize. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Think Like a Start-up

The operative word in Show Business is business. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


What Is Success?

If you don't know what you want, it's difficult to achieve. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


You Are the Product

Sometimes you just have to wave the banner yourself. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)


Your First Hurdle Is You

Building a professional image doesn't have to feel cheesy. (Excerpt from Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living With Your Creativity)