"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." - Andy Warhol
Being grateful is a great multiplier in my artistic enterprise.
Why? Because when you focus on what you are grateful for, you can't help but to focus on what is working.
This focus provides an opportunity for you to study what habits or strategies are yielding satisfying results.
As I count my blessings in business this day after Thanksgiving, I also review what is helping me make my art business successful.
- Celebrating my successes and learning from my mistakes
- Defining specific short term and long term goals
- Mapping out a plan and reviewing and revising it every day
- Taking a relaxed approach to my creative process, perfectionism be gone
- Maintaining organized and repeatable systems
- Managing my daily priorities, not my time
- Being willing to ask for help from those who are more experienced and successful in business
- Receiving referrals
- Being grateful for the rare privilege of making my living through my art
- Appreciating my beautiful and inspiring home of San Francisco
- Complete dedication to continuously learning more about business
- Commitment to improving and refining my creative process
- Remembering that there was a time when I had abandoned art all together, when I had not yet sold a painting, and when this was all but a dream that I longed for
What are you thankful for?
Start with where you are today and recount your successes.
Now think. Where you would like to be next Thanksgiving?
If you are not sure how to get there then get help. No one succeeds alone.
"Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough." — Oprah