"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." - Andy Warhol
“No more effort or energy is required in order to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.
The difference between the two lies in your level of awareness.” - Bob Proctor
I snagged this quote by my collector Bob Proctor, author and host of the movie The Secret, because I think as artists it has so much to teach us.
Answer honestly, what are you choosing? Is it success?
You’ll know what you are really choosing by simply noticing most of the thoughts that you entertain each day.
You know, the noise in your head, the passing remarks you make. “As you think, so shall you become.”
If we agree with Bob’s proposition then what is the next step?
I’m not sure what Bob would say but I think that the next step is to define what success looks and feels like for yourself, very clearly.
Map it out like a drawing or a painting. Then assume full responsibility for your current circumstances and then take actions that move towards your specific goal.
Remember the common investment disclaimer, “Current results are not a guarantee of future results.”
Where you are now is not necessarily or even likely to reflect your future.
I can hear some resistance now. “Growing up my parents did not encourage me, life as an artist is hard, and no one is buying art.”
Ya. I’ve heard it. Talk to the hand. I used to utter the same lies until I chose success as my preferred mode of operation.
Trust me. I was miserable so I do know that the shift can be made.
Success is a game we play between our ears. You know that as an artist.
It’s the discipline and focus of your mind that produces creative excellence. So it is the same for the business of art.