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Calling All High-Achieving Artists

Calling All High-Achieving Artists

Call all high-achieving and heart-centered Artists. Want to to turn your passion into an Art career, here are the top qualities I believe it takes to thrive as an Artist, selling online today.

I know, I know ~ when I was coming up with this title High-Achieving Artist (not to be confused with over-achieving) that pairing of words sounded so unfamiliar, downright strange. 

In my desire to support Artists in building a thriving business around a practice of creating Art they love, I never connected High-Achieving with Artist before,  but in recent months it's become increasingly clear the stakes have been raised. As author, Steven Pressfield says, it's time to step into the role of the Professional. Here's how!

Ready to re-connect with your vision + plans for 2021 alongside a group of dedicated Artists (both emerging and established) next week, starting Monday June 14 to have a mid-year check-in and creative dreaming + planning session, click here to to join us for the Profitable Artist's Planning Challenge.

 

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Why I'm not the Right Mentor For You

Why I'm not the Right Mentor For You

If this is your attitude, chances are I'm not the right Mentor for you.

When I constantly say that the opportunity to become your Mentor is an honor I do not take lightly, it's not just polite lip service ~ I mean it and this is why.

I take your trust in me very much to heart. The more years I do this work, the more I want to become an even better Mentor, which means that behind the scenes, I'm now constantly learning and refining my skills as a coach, to show up my best for you.

Mentoring looks a little different for me now than when I started teaching again 3 years ago. 

And as I continue to grow as a coach, I always want to keep you posted on my intentions and how I think I can best support you so that you can decide if working together is the right fit for you, at this time.

Enjoy!

 

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Radical Transparency + No Justification

I reached a point in my creative journey when I realized I had been subconsciously asking for “permission” for a lot of choices in my life. I wondered if other creatives were feeling the same, and how could I support them in breaking through the need to seek opinions + approval from others.

 

While I continued to move forward in my dreams year after year, there was so much more hesitancy + second guessing than I realized along with a strong desire to please, to not unintentionally offend, or polarize.

 

But you can't confidently stand for something and still appeal to everyone, not in your art or your message.

 

Maybe you can relate? but I would say that many of us Creatives still have a disconnect around embracing “Marketing” “Selling” and “Making Money” while still making our Art (with heart). Proudly making money and creating Art that lights you up are not mutually exclusive.

 

 

I'm going to explore this topic more in the coming weeks, and I'm kicking off the conversation in today's podcast episode where I very clearly explain a shift in my business for the first and last time ;)

 

Enjoy and let's do this! 

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Amplify Your Superpower

Amplify Your Superpower

What's your superpower?

If you're maybe, oh I don't know rolling your eyes right now, or feeling discouraged (hug to you) and saying in your mind or out loud, “superpower, what superpower, I have no idea" - Stop that ok!You have it, likely more than one.

There are 2 questions I share in today's podcast episode to help you identify what it is.

Identifying and embracing your superpower is a discovery, and I believe we've been making all of this a bit more complicated than it needs to be.

Let's just say your superpower may be more obvious than you think.

Click here to join Zach and I for our Ads for Artists Workshop this Saturday May 22

 Enjoy the new episode!

On a side note painting above is from one of my early daily paintings in 2006 :)

 

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235 Getting your Work Seen + Sold with Marketing Expert + FB Ads Agency Owner Zach Spuckler

235 Getting your Work Seen + Sold with Marketing Expert + FB Ads Agency Owner Zach Spuckler

Who knew that a spontaneous trip to NYC in 2015 with a ticket to the first Periscope conference in hand would lead to this learning opportunity? 

exhibit a: photo of me + Zach Spuckler and friends in NYC when the Revlon Cam projected us on the huge screen in Times Square

But first! my fellow creative, lean in + listen closely as my guest, friend + mentor, Zach Spuckler gives you a peek behind the curtain about an untapped marketing possibility that Artists are barely, if at all exploring? let alone leveraging to get their gifts + beautiful work in front of the RIGHT Collectors again and again.

A great teacher, one who always likes to leave you with a practical take away, Zach's sharing his step by step marketing strategy that grew his side hustle handmade candle business from 0 - 152 orders in the first 60 days of opening their Calming Oasis shop.

Join us for this one time only + limited space very special learning opportunity, FB Ads for Artists Implementation Workshop

 

You can find all things Zach Spuckler at

on instagram @heartsoulhustle

heartsoulhustle.com

 

 

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Becoming Debt Free

Becoming Debt Free

I remember that day I took a selfie in the Toronto Marriott elevator, like it was yesterday.

 

It was the day I FINALLY put my years of self-doubt aside, got out of my own way and showed up like never before, for me and for you ~ helping you fulfill your creative dreams.

 

For the first time in years of growing Creative Thursday, I'm having a financial breakthrough, paying back debt that began when my business started, and today I'm talking about how I'm doing it!

Welcome to the Age of the Thriving Artist.

 

 

 The deadline to join my mentor Stu's program TRIBE ends TONIGHT! @ midnight. This could be your turning point! like it was for me. So excited for you! Join Tribe here.

 

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3 Myths about Online Teaching for Creatives

3 Myths about Online Teaching for Creatives

Last week, I talked about how online teaching helped me transform my business and discover a powerful tool for growing revenue. 

This week we're back on Clubhouse, delving into some of the myths behind online teaching for Creatives. 

Do you feel the nudge to share what you know and love with someone else or is Imposter Syndrome creeping in.  Could this be a good option for you? Listen on to learn more!

If your curiosity is peaked! maybe you are thinking about adding recurring revenue to your business, you don't want to miss this once a year only free TRIBE Workshop with my business mentor, Stu McLaren starts today, April 22nd  

Click here to register for the workshop

 

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Adding Revenue with Online Teaching, is it Right for You?

Adding Revenue with Online Teaching, is it Right for You?

Artists and entrepreneurs are always looking for ways to expand. This is incredibly important to growing a profitable business, as proven by the unpredictable rollercoaster that was 2020. 

In order to not only survive but thrive in business, you want to plan for adding additional revenue streams.

This episode delves into three reasons why online teaching might be something to consider as an alternate source of income. While it may not be for everyone, you might be surprised at how it can take business to the next level. Listen on to learn more!

And join my business mentor Stu McLaren starting next week, Thursday April 22 for his Free Tribe Workshop that happens only once year teaching you all about Recurring Revenue options that can work for you and your unique business.

Click here to Register

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Email Marketing for Artists

Email Marketing for Artists

Thankfully, this episode recording went a lot smoother than last week. Today's topic is one that often brings up that all too familiar "resistance" for Creatives especially: email marketing. When taken advantage of, email marketing can take a creative business to the next level. Yet it's often avoided!

So, what's stopping people? This and more on today's episode.

 

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Don't Rush the Process

Don't Rush the Process

In this episode, life happened. Technology failed, mili-second power outages were at play, user error was in also in the mix, and my Clubhouse talk didn’t get recorded. It can be so frustrating to experience hiccups that get in the way of your best laid plans!

Though this episode did not go as expected, there’s a great lesson to be learned...

Also if you're hearing this first thing in the morning, we're back on Clubhouse today for an episode on Email Marketing for Artists @ 10:10 am PDT in the Creative Thursday Club. See you there!

Click on the link below to go directly to the room when we go live.

https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/PrWK54Ol

 

 

 

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