Nov 25, 2020
Make a Lucrative Living in the Creative Arts—with Wendy Wilkins
Wendy Wilkins looked successful on the outside. She was a top-producing real estate agent, making $500K a year and driving a Porsche. But she couldn’t get out of bed in the morning. That’s when she rewrote her definition of success and started following her gut to a career in the creative arts.
Today, Wendy is an award-winning actress, writer and filmmaker currently featured in the dark comedy Deany Bean Is Dead on Amazon Prime. She is also the author of Sex, Love & Cops: A Memoir of My Five Years as a Young Cop and the former #1 realtor in Australia, personally selling more than $1B in real estate. Now Wendy lives in Hollywood, California, where she is on a mission to make the world a better place by way of the creative arts.
On this episode of Wickedly Smart Women, Wendy joins Anjel to share her journey as a multidimensional creative being and explain how she has leveraged the performing arts to make a lucrative living as an ‘actorpreneur.’ She describes the skills around listening and building rapport that served her as a cop, realtor and performer, introducing us to her stepping-stone approach to making major life change. Listen in for Wendy’s insight on giving yourself permission to try things and not finish, accessing your creativity to find the thing that fulfills YOU.
Wendy’s role as a multidimensional creative being with different areas of interest
How Wendy defines success as being able to wake up and choose what you want to do
How Wendy has leveraged the performing arts into a lucrative living
The skills around listening and building rapport that have served Wendy as a cop, realtor and actor
Wendy’s experience as a young cop officer and how she thinks about police brutality
Wendy’s advice on following what’s in your gut vs. following the money
Why Wendy suggests a stepping-stone approach to making a major life change
How surrounding yourself with positive people and reading inspiring stories can help you access your creativity
Wendy’s insight on giving yourself permission to try things and not finish
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