My word for 2013 is Simplify.
I’m over all of the patched-together solutions and convoluted systems that were created in order to save money.
I’ve had enough of chaos and complications.
I’m ready for smooth and simple. How about you?
How To Simplify Your Business
Review the systems that run your business.
Plan your business systems based on where you want to be, not on where you are now.
What are you using that requires too many steps, too many programs, or too much hassle?
Multitasking is working on diverse tasks simultaneously and, usually, doing them all halfheartedly.
Multitasking is just asking for complication! Every time you restart an effort, you spend valuable time catching up to where you left off.
Create a time and space for the job at hand and finish it to completion.
Release what you don’t love.
Knickknacks gather dust, which is more work when cleaning time comes around. Bad relationships – with galleries, studio mates, and others – cost time, energy, and heartache.
Simplifying often means letting go.
Put things away in their proper places.
If you’re like me, you unwittingly leave things where they don’t belong. Or you throw something in a drawer without considering how it fits with the other items in the drawer.
It takes just as much effort to put things where 1) they make sense, 2) they don’t create another mess, and 3) you can find them again.
I’ve seen many artists start a marketing project such as a blog or newsletter, but lose interest far too quickly.
Marketing isn’t complicated. You just need to do the work!
Decide on your marketing mix and work on it consistently.