Twitter Tweekly for July 15 2012

Nine days in Oregon put a damper on my content tweets. I won’t bore you with my conference-related tweets, though they were few. I was focused on the people there, which was lovely. Here’s a highly edited list of my top tweets from the past two weeks.

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Art Marketing Action Podcast: The Second Step to Getting an Assistant

Audio version of the post with the same name. If you want to grow a profitable art business, you can’t do everything yourself. The key to finding the perfect team to help you out is identifying which tasks could be managed by someone else. Hiring an assistant will bring you peace of mind that will allow you to focus on your art.

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Take Action! Don’t just read. Do!

It doesn’t help you to read unless you do something with what you’ve learned.I would even argue that you haven’t learned much if you haven’t done the work. If you’re just reading and reading, you’re not using your other senses. You’re not touching, applying, failing, and readjusting.

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Break the Rules

Leslie Neumann

There’s something to be said for being blissfully ignorant about the way things are “supposed” to be done.

If I had read that it takes most businesses at least three years to get off the ground, I’m not sure I would have left my safe job at the museum. If I had waited to discover directions for leading an online class, I never would have started teaching my own. I didn’t know of a model for online classes eight years ago, so I made it up!

In January, I shared that my theme for 2010 was “Collaborate and Innovate.” I think part of innovation is breaking or ignoring rules. Today, I give you permission to do just that.

Leslie Neumann, Chance, Change. 24 x 32 inches. ©The Artist

There are no official rules for one’s art career, but there

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