" As an artist you have to make peace with scamming the time. Bare minimum effort at a job that you need to survive, that exact quantitative amount of diligence you give to keep the gig going, don’t feel bad about that. Don’t feel like you’re lazy. Everyone wants to make you feel like you should give your all and climb the ladder. But there’s nothing up there man. You ever see an executive office? It’s like the cleaning station in a science lab. Completely sterile. Everyone wears the same color suit and everything. Dig what you have to do to stay afloat, but don’t stress yourself out because your performance review is only full of “needs improvement” and “meets expectations.” "