Your 11-point Task List for Giving Thanks

Everyone is focused on gratitude for this Thanksgiving week. I’m sharing 11 ways to be grateful–not just for this one week, but for a lifetime. If only we could remember these and make them habits.

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Art Marketing Action: Accept My Gratitude

To kick of this week of Thanksgiving, just a quick post to thank you for being part of the online community at the Art Biz Blog and on ArtBizCoach.com. I could never have dreamed up this job and I am so grateful for its rewards.

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Exercise your gratitude muscle

Saying thank you, sincerely and in a meaningful way, should be ingrained in your business practices. In fact, it should be ingrained in your life. Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles, writes:

“When you are in a state of appreciation and gratitude, you are in a state of abundance. You are appreciating what you do have instead of focusing on and complaining about what you don’t have. Your focus is on what you have received, and you always get more of what you focus on.” (page 357)

From a business point of view, showing gratitude is a key component of nurturing relationships. Building an art business is all about forming strong relationships–with other artists, gallery dealers, curators, collectors, and anyone else who might be part of your community. Take a moment to read last week’s newsletter on nurturing community in case you missed it.

Here are four ways to start giving

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