A certain level of doubt can be useful motivation for your art career. Dwelling in doubt can be debilitating. Conquer the doubt. In my experience, it doesn’t matter whether others believe in you or not. What matters is that you believe in yourself. [...]
Audio version of the post with the same name. It doesn’t matter whether others believe in you or not. What matters is that you believe in yourself. Dwelling in doubt can be debilitating. You must counter the doubt before it overtakes you. [...]
Do you have what it takes to stomach being a working artist? (Pun intended.) I used to say that confidence was the most important quality for artists trying to make a living from their art, but I no longer believe that to be true. I think it takes fire in the belly. You have to want it madly.
Lorna Allen, Flight of the Oystercatchers. Acrylic, 380 x 760 centimeters. ©The Artist
I love this quote from Tony Robbins, which he posted on Twitter a couple of weeks ago:
The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
I’ll save the imagination part for later and focus on commitment for this issue. Are you committed? Really committed? You have to be so jazzed about being an artist that you can’t wait to share your art with the world. Your enthusiasm needs to be infectious because we can’t get excited about your work [...]
This is the third and final installment in a series of articles designed get you started promoting your art exhibit now rather than waiting until the last minute. Last week, I had you make a list of everything you wanted to do to promote your exhibit. Now it’s time to execute your plan.
If you missed them . . .
Read Part 1: What’s your exhibit about? Read Part 2: Break Down Tasks
Without execution, you just have a bunch of good ideas. The trick is taking those ideas and turning them into real commitments–commitments you know will boost your visibility and reputation, which will get you closer to your goals.
Start by taking the list you came up with last week. Go through each item and set a deadline for completion of that task. You might even need to break it down into smaller baby steps and attach deadlines to each baby step. Then, [...]