In Your Wildest Dreams (Curious Monday)

No matter how many checklists you have, you can’t begin to fathom the crazy things that could happen … the wacky things that people will say, think, or do.

Has anyone ever installed your art upside down?

Has anyone ever put a weird clause in your contract?

Have you ever [fill in the blank]?

I thought it might be fun to hear about the crazy things that you’ve encountered in your art career and business.

It’s impossible to be prepared for every situation you might encounter in your art career, but hearing first from other artists might help you be ready for the unexpected.

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Say No with Grace

Do you have a hard time saying No? If so, it’s likely you are wasting time and energy on projects and people that don’t serve you. The problem with saying Yes to everything (which essentially means being a people pleaser) is that you end up saying No to yourself and everything you want for your life. You may make others happy–temporarily–but you end up disgruntled, unfulfilled, and unpleasant to be around.

Think about all of the times you said Yes when you really wanted to say No or even NO WAY.

Change is in order. It’s time to start saying No. And you can do it with grace.

The first step to saying No is to realize that it’s natural. You don’t have too many options when someone asks you for your time or talents: Yes or No. That’s about

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