Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Are you making a living with your art or just getting by? Here's the Secret.
Have you identified and decided exactly what you want to accomplish in making a living with your art? Most artists have NOT and won’t learn what take to do so in school, pounding the pavement in search of galleries or entering competitions. It's exhausting! Then after much of nothing getting accomplished you get discouraged, disgruntled and give up. That’s unnecessary. You must find out what it takes for making a living with your art and keep it running. Starting is not most artists problem to making a living, staying continuing and finishing is what is.
Most folks and the artist is no exception fail in business for these three reasons:
1. They never decide what they really want to accomplish with their artistry.
2. They don't find out what it takes to get where they want to be with making a living with their art or their business.
3. They fail to get back up when they get down, sidetracked or criticized because they haven’t answered questions one and two, and listened, then followed through to solving other people’s problems they perceived as rejection which their service they can provide answers to with their talent.
So identify and decide exactly what you want to accomplish in making a living with your art.
Find out what it takes to making a living with your art and keep it running.
When you run into obstacles keep moving forward and focus on what you really want to accomplish by finding ways to be of service and enrich lives by solving other people’s problems with your talent.
You see and experience what you get. If you don’t know what to look for you’re not going to get it. All persons are naturally goal achievers and goal oriented. Your brain is always trying to align your outer world with what you’re seeing and expecting your inner world. Once you train your brain to look for what you want you will begin to see what you want and it’s already all around you. We filter out and ignore almost 100% of these things so we don’t go crazy. You see, hear and experience what you focus your mind on. It’s utterly ridiculous that an artist can do this to create their craft and yet completely flop when trying to making a living doing the same thing. Your art doesn’t just happen because you vision it. The artists who just talk are BS’rs we all know that. You have to work with a plan to get it made, you have tools and supplies. You monitor progress and hold yourself accountable to finish up…or maybe you don’t??
When you focus on new goals give your mind a new set of eyes to see new things, circumstances, situations, and persons and so forth to focus on and that’s how your goals begin to get accomplished. So be precise and clearly define your goals, they give you vision! Then get in action because goals alone are just a wish list of hot air. These goals must be clear and precise with an effective plan on how you going to do it. Draw a out a plan and get on it, it can change later. The goals will only come about if you have clear directives that you give your brain to see what you need to accomplish your goals with an effective plan and management system that is effective to keep you on track and monitor your progress through the unknown. A sound plan with reinforcements, accountability, and support of the correct people you will need all along the way.
Self discipline is the important Secret to artistic success – Not New Year’s Resolutions. Self Discipline is when you give “yourself” a command and follow it.
That’s the secret of what separates the thriving artists from the starving artists.
The Big Picture For Artists is a seven step guide with a plan that will get you on the path to focus on exactly what you want for making a living with your art.
So Live in your truth and that is You are a creator. Life is magic and you are an artist. It does'nt get much better than that, especially when you know how to achieve your goals.
Make sure you are on track with your Big Picture!