Use the 80/20 Rule to Your Advantage

Have you heard of the 80/20 Rule? Do you pay attention to this rule in your own life? It’s nothing new, but it’s time for me to revisit and re-commit to this concept, and use it to my advantage. I want to make sure I am being as smart and productive as possible…

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Make your Creative Mind Work for You – Part 1

Your creative mind never sleeps. It is awake from the time you are born until your last breath. The creative mind, or subconscious mind, does what needs to be done without any help from you. From breathing to blood circulation, the creative mind is working around the clock. Your conscious mind may do all the thinking, planning and  problem solving, but your creative mind carries out the orders…

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Creating Art – Sometimes it’s Roses, Sometimes it’s Weeds

 

Creating Art  - Sometimes its roses and sometimes its weedsCreating Art can be one of the greatest sources of satisfaction life has to offer. It can also cause the exact opposite. When I am creating art, whether it be drawing or painting, or writing for that matter, sometimes it’s a rose, and sometimes it’s a weed and just doesn’t turn out the way I envision it. What about you? Don’t let the weeds you have to walk through stand between you and the scent of a rose…

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20 Great Quotes on Success when You need a little Pick-Me-Up

I don’t know what success means to you, but it’s probably somewhat different than what it means to me. While looking up quotes about success for this post, I was reminded how differently success is viewed by people of all ages and professions. Check out some of these great quotes on success, print them, and when you need a little pick-me-up, dig ’em out of the drawer and read them again. Just might be what you need… 

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Five Facebook Stats That Really Matter for Artists

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Every so often someone throws a few Facebook stats out there and exclaims how Facebook is “taking over the world.” Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. The Facebook statistics are staggering however, and it’s up to each artist to decide if Facebook is a marketing platform or a social tool, or both. Either way is fine, but some Facebook stats are more important than others when it comes to marketing your art…  [Read more…]

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Art Marketing – The Push and the Pull

 

Forget everything about your art marketing for a few minutes, and just think of two concepts. Push and Pull. Push and Pull Marketing is not new, but let’s talk about it and the marketing of your art.

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7 Ways to Earn Money when Art Sales are Slow & You Need Cash

I am writing this article after having a recent conversation about art sales with an artist whose work I really like. I have seen this artist at shows, he’s been around for years and years, and I think his work is fantastic…but after I was done talking with him I felt a little depressed…

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The Importance of Keeping a Cash Stash

In this modern, technology driven world around us, with credit cards, debit cards, money transfers, pay pal, smart phones, etc., it would be wise to remember to have some cash set aside for…

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Steve Jobs – Stay Hungry & Stay Foolish, Stanford 2005 Revisited

It goes without saying that Steve Jobs is one of the most influential people in the world, and has been for some time. When I heard a successful investor talking on the radio about getting inspiration from a commencement address that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford a while back, I had to check it out… [Read more…]

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Personal Success – Win by Never Losing Big

There are many tasks that one must do on the road to personal and creative success. This article is about none of those things. [Read more…]