Attention: Big Thinking Required

Stop going through the motions with days filled only with meaningless tasks. Don’t wait for your big project to find you. Make plans now. Take charge!

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Winner of The 200-Word Artist Plan Contest

The winner of a copy of The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau is Alyson Sheldrake, who, I promise, received zero extra points because she has a cool name. I liked Alyson’s plan for the following reasons . . .

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Never Forget: Reminders for Your Art Business

It’s easy to get caught up in the latest this or that and lose focus. Slow down and remind yourself of these building blocks for your art career. It’s the annual Memorial Day post.

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Is Over-Planning Killing Your Art Business?

Planning has its place in any business, but there is no such thing as a fool-proof plan. I believe in planning a little and then taking a lot of action.

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To Goal or Not to Goal

One year ago I had the pleasure of interviewing artist and coach Jennifer Lee as a guest for the Artist Conspiracy. Jennifer and I discussed why artists don’t like to set goals and how you might be able to find your own way of achieving your heart’s desire. I invite you to listen to the interview.

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Acknowledge & Celebrate Your 2011 Accomplishments

The end of the year is often accompanied by a tinge of regret. Maybe you didn’t stick to your New Year’s Resolution or accomplish all of your goals. I’ll bet you did more than you think. Take time between now and December 31 to write down all you accomplished in 2011.

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Optimize Your Time

Harriete Estel Berman

Stop saying you don’t have enough time. It’s exhausting to hear that excuse over and over again, and you’re wasting time just thinking or saying those words. They’re unproductive.

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Make Room for Success: De-clutter

Clutter steals your attention away from more important matters. Spend the month of August clearing out, cleaning up, and making room for your success!

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When You Don't Know What You Want from Your Art

If you are in the dark about what you want from your art, perhaps these 9 pieces of advice might help. First . . . Don’t quit your day job! You need money coming in while you’re figuring all of this out. If you don’t have a day job, go get one.

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Week 26 Income Check-up

As this week marks the halfway point in the year, it is a good time to sit down with your income goals for the year and evaluate how you’re doing. What did you do that worked? If something didn’t work, consider alternatives that would yield higher profits or better results.

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