AIP017 | How to Define Your Relationship with Money to Better Finance Your Acting Career – with Jenn Lederer

Jenn Lederer
Jenn Lederer

Life and career coach Jenn Lederer talks with Ben Hauck about money. In the interview, Jenn reveals what she learned about her relationship with money when working as the weekend nanny for a famous real-estate mogul (and U.S. Presidential candidate!), and also when working as a talent manager.

Jenn has seen both extremes when it comes to people’s relationships with money, and she details how she arrived at having a neutral perspective about money in order to experience happiness, relax, and even seek out financial advice despite the amount in her bank account. She shares how as a talent manager she heard actors’ helpful and harmful attitudes about money and how those attitudes affected their business decisions. She also recommends how actors should see money when it comes to the expenses they rack up in their career pursuits, and also how they should see money for the benefit of their souls and creativity. Jenn provides a great response to the cynical expense of money to, say, meet casting directors.

Jenn now sees money as energy — and gives thanks when she gets to spend it. She gets into how these new relationships with money have helped her. In all, Jenn advocates that what’s more important than the amount of money in your bank account is your relationship with money — because your reaction to money is the only thing you can control. Her web series, Weekly Alignment, provides other insights on money, and her business as a life and career coach provides one-on-one attention for many types of creative entrepreneurs. Jenn rounds out the interview with her thoughts for actors on the key to success, and Ben summarizes the interview, including a link to download his saving sheet.

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Jenn Lederer’s Bio
Jenn Lederer
Jenn Lederer

Jenn Lederer is a Life + Career Coach for Creative Entrepreneurs. When she isn’t travelling the globe for cool speaking events, Jenn’s home base is New York City where she works 1:1 with clients from all over the world helping them build the Life + Career of their Dreams.  Jenn is also the writer + host of Weekly Alignment, a weekly web series that takes a satirical look at the world of entrepreneurship, self-help, and spirituality.

Weekly Alignment

Jenn is the host of Weekly Alignment. I like to call her “The John Oliver of Self-Help” given her behind-the-desk delivery and the funny imagery that accompanies her short, comic episodes. Her show covers self-help, entrepreneurship, and spirituality from a satirical perspective.

Jenn’s episode on money is what led to my inviting her on the podcast for this episode. Give a watch:

Jenn Lederer’s Meditation Program

Near the end of the interview, Jenn mentions she offers a free meditation. Her downloadable program of meditations is called “Five Minutes to Freedom.” Look on the “Five Minutes to Freedom” page for the free download, and while you’re at it, consider downloading her meditation program.

Ben’s Saving Sheet

Get the Saving Sheet Ben describes the end of the episode at

For information on how he uses the Saving Sheet, listen to Episode 3 (AIP003).


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