Marketing isn’t something you do when you feel like it. Marketing tasks shouldn’t be squeezed into your schedule. You must make time for marketing. You must become more deliberate with your marketing. I know what I’m talking about.
I think of IRBITS as a reference book, but some people read it cover to cover and never look at it again. I’d like for that to change. There is plenty of face-saving information between the covers that you shouldn’t miss. Here are four to review right away (all page numbers are from 2011 edition). 1. General Guidelines for Writing Your Artist Statement
1. No one can promote your art more effectively than you. No one knows it better than you and no one cares about your success more than you. 2. If you don’t believe it can happen, it won’t.
Everyone feels overwhelmed at times. I find myself in this position more than I would like to admit and thought I’d share a process that has worked for me. First, make a list of everything that needs to get done, including the small steps necessary to complete the larger tasks. Everything!
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 . . .
Meetings provide a chance for you to network while moving your art career a step forward. You want to be prepared! Don’t waste your time or anyone else’s time on unproductive meetings. Here are 8 sure-fire steps to help you.
Seeing January 1 on the calendar is enough to get almost anyone’s blood pumping. The thrill of starting fresh! The anticipation of creating new benchmarks and attaining new dreams! Oh, but wait. There’s a lot of crap that you need to get rid of –stuff that might get in your way if it doesn’t drive you crazy first.
What would it be like if the New Year felt . . . well . . . felt truly new?
This week’s action was first inspired by a previous edition of Rachelle Disbennett-Lee’s 365 Days of Coaching newsletter. She wrote:
I have what I call a Clean Slate week between Christmas and New Year’s. During this week, I clean my office, clean out files and cabinets, set up new files for the New Year and wrap up any loose ends. I also