How to Feel More Abundant in Your Life and Art

I recently wrote about the importance of embracing an abundant mindset in your marketing. In that article I warned you that being too frugal can be detrimental when it leads to feeling unworthy and undeserving.

Now let’s look at some ways that you can start feeling more abundant that will help you break out of that frugal mindset.

Jill Christian artist bag

Jill Christian says she feels so much more professional going to meetings after investing in a new bag.

Seeking Abundance

1. How do others treat you?

What is the room like at your artists’ meetings? Is it dark, gray, and lifeless? I’ve been to plenty of artist meetings in rooms that left me cold.

Do something to change the drudgery!

Encourage more abundance from members. Ask them to bring nibbles on beautiful trays (preferably handmade by an artist) instead of paper plates.

Assign alternating people to arrive early at each meeting to clean the room and serve as welcoming hostesses.

You can be the catalyst for change.

We teach people how to treat us by our actions and responses. [Tweet this] These are things we have control over.

2. How do you treat yourself?

Are you skimping on details that could lead to an increase in sales?

Hire someone to do your framing rather than showing your work in poorly cut mats. Hire a photographer to take professional images of your art. Your online and long-distance promotion depends on excellent photography.

There are plenty of free things you can do to feel more abundant in your daily life.

Buy $10 bouquets in a bunch at the grocery store and divide them into small glasses or vases to spread the joy of fresh flowers.

Buy $10 bouquets in a bunch at the grocery store and divide them into small glasses or vases to spread the joy of fresh flowers.

Use cloth napkins at home instead of paper napkins or grab a glass instead of a plastic cup. And, every so often, bring out the “good china” and silver for a meal.

3. How do you treat others?

I can’t ask artists to develop a more abundant mindset if I’m not treating them like they deserve it. Likewise, you must value other people’s skills, knowledge, and talents.

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Be generous.

 

Of course  you can give physical gifts, but there are equally precious gifts of time, knowledge, and gratitude.

  • Offer to call someone to help her solve a dilemma.
  • Tell other artists about your latest find at the art-supply store.
  • Send notes of thanks to people who make a difference in your life.

The more you give of yourself, the more you will receive in return. Abundance!

Further Reading About Abundance

I have shared book recommendations for wealth and finance previously in this post.

I can’t believe I left out T. Harv Eker’s book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind from that post. It was a game-changer for me when I read it way back when.

Here are some newer books on my shelf (or Kindle), which I confess haven’t been read cover-to-cover yet but can recommend.

The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson

A Happy Pocket Full of Money by David Cameron Gikandi

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch a sassy take on the whole money thing by Denise Duffield Thomas

Wild Money a gorgeous right-brained book for a left-brained topic by Luna Jaffe

What has worked to help you think more abundantly?

 

 

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