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Creative Thursday

Do you have Shiny Squirrel Syndrome?

Do you have Shiny Squirrel Syndrome?

How do you know what to focus on when?

But what if I’m a creative free spirit and I don’t like to be boxed into one style, theme, medium or project?

A little something I learned the hard way ~ (but you can learn it now!) unfortunately for us Free Spirits the “I don’t want to be BOXED IN” approach is a no go strategy when it comes to having a thriving career as an Artist.

In today’s episode I share how I choose my creative focus, and then prioritize the steps to make it happen!

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Your 2 Biggest Artist Assets

Your 2 Biggest Artist Assets

Truth time. When it comes to selling your Art work, are you a hobbyist or a PRO?

Time and time again I see Artists with all levels of experience, struggle to build a successful business because they’re focusing on the wrong priorities.

Your attitude informs how you approach building your business, and it can make all the difference in how profitable you are for the long game. 

So today, let’s talk about the 2 biggest business assets that most Artists overlook, why, and how to stop overlooking them ASAP!

Join me for Creative Business Coaching over Coffee, for the next 3 Thursdays LIVE  over on Instagram @ 9 am PST.

 

 

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The Slow Business Movement

The Slow Business Movement

What’s my love of cooking a good meal + sourcing the majority of my food locally have to do with running my business?

After spending 3 days in a Mastermind surrounded by some amazing business owners - the kind who are “crushing it” daily, growing to 6, even 7 figures within one calendar year ~ the concept of the slow food movement popped into my mind.

As they vulnerably shared their experiences of what that kind of growth really meant for them, I came away from that gathering with a whole new insight and understanding around what I want for my business and how it can support the life I want ~ not the other way around.

Recognizing my date with burnout is coming dangerously close, if I don’t make a change ~ this is the new approach to growing my business that I’m thinking about…

Would love to know what you think about this approach.

 

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Tired of Feeling Overwhelmed + Confused? Answer these 3 Questions

Tired of Feeling Overwhelmed + Confused? Answer these 3 Questions

If overwhelm is being busy without priority, then confusion is not knowing what your priorities are.

Working backwards, that means that without clarity your days are driven by a state of confusion and overwhelm which is also what I call living on a hamster wheel.

The overwhelm never ends.

Since it doesn't look like the complexities of living a creative life + growing an online business are going to let up any time soon, or ever ~ it's up to us!

It's up to you to reclaim your time + peace + focus with purpose.

Here's where to start; honestly answer these 3 simple questions to get you pointed towards your north star, your true focus.

Happy Lunar New Year of the Tiger!

 

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Why Not You? with Artist + Photographer Marie-Laure Delage Carlson

Why Not You? with Artist + Photographer Marie-Laure Delage Carlson
Why me? or Why not me?
 
Be honest, when you're thinking about your dreams, which question pops into your mind first?
Then ask yourself what example are you setting for your kids, for generations to come? Do you want them thinking the world is filled with possibilities or to not bother trying because what if it doesn't work out the way they thought?
When we give ourselves permission, the ripple effect is powerful because it gives someone else permission too.
In today's episode Marie shares her journey of embracing her artist from motherhood, building a business as an herbalist to fully leaning into the work that's been calling her since she was little.
Join us for the 2022 Artful Selling session, by signing up for the waitlist here
 

You can find all things Marie-Laure Delage Carlson at:

https://www.fleurdelysart.com/

on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fleur.de.lys.art/

 

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New Year Planning? Start Here!

New Year Planning? Start Here!
If you haven't noticed? Accomplishing your BIG + small goals has as much to do with taking action on practical steps as it does with that miraculous, complex organ between your ears. Yup, your brain ~ and your mindset.
 
One of the best ways I've found to begin getting your mind on board with your dreams, is to give it some structure so it feels safe, a framework if you will. 
 
In today's episode I step you through how I break down the big picture view of what I want to accomplish and how that feeds into what I'm envisioning for my life and creative business.
 
Join me for the Annual Profitable Artist's Planning Challenge starting in January. Sign up here!
 
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One Step at a Time with Pastel Artist Yvonne Sellick

One Step at a Time with Pastel Artist Yvonne Sellick

How do you create a life you love?  

Committed to being an example for her children, and finally living her dream as an Artist, Yvonne has figured out what works when it comes to building her Art business.

Honored to have her as a member of our Expansive Artists and Artful Selling communities, it's been so exciting to see her progress over this past year. In today's episode she shares the moment she decided to pursue her love of Art again, how she found the courage to begin sharing more than just her work and how her confidence as an Artist and art sales have grown in just 1 year.

You can find all things Yvonne Sellick

yvonnesellickart.com

@yvonnesellickart

 

 

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What Worked What Didn't Work 2021

What Worked What Didn't Work 2021

It's become tradition!

A couple of years ago I started sharing a behind the scenes studio wrap up of what worked and what didn't when it came to my art practice and my creative business.

And how did it impact my personal life?

One of my best years in business thus far, a lot of progress made, and definitely more room for improvement in one area I was struggling with last year.

The question is which one will I choose to interpret my overall year?

 

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262 Investing in Yourself: Why, When and How Much?

262 Investing in Yourself: Why, When and How Much?

Remember the episodes when I shared some of my BIG business mistakes? (episodes 122 and 208)

What I'm sharing with you today is what I wish someone had explained to me a whole lot sooner ~ than the time it took for me to learn the hard way.

I'm often asked when it's time to invest in yourself, specifically your business education?

In today's episode I break it all down for you, from how much I invest in my education, to what to expect in guidance, cost and results from memberships, courses, masterminds, group to 1:1 coaching.

 

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How to Tame the Overwhelm Monster

How to Tame the Overwhelm Monster

Does that monster creep up on you too?

O.V.E.R.W.H.E.L.M

How do you handle it? 

On a coaching call, one of my business mentors shared a perspective on overwhelm that stopped me in my tracks. 

And this subtle shift, or rather WAKE UP CALL, around how to deal with overwhelm, has been a game changer in how I move through my days.

Not that the sneakly little Overwhelm monster doesn't try to creep back into my routine, but now I know how tame him and get sh*t done efficiently, with way more peace.

In today's episode I share with you another eye-opening definition of Overwhelm along with exactly what to do when you feel it coming on.

Besides give it a hug 💖

 

Join me for Artful Selling in January. Grab your spot on the waitlist here.

Come celebrate + support Independent Artists and Makers, and do some thoughtful holiday shopping for wonderfully warm and unique gifts on Sunday November, 28.

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