Creative Thursday

Mastering the Energy of Selling Your Art (part 2)

Mastering the Energy of Selling Your Art (part 2)

Spoiler Alert: Don't skip ahead! Did you get a chance to listen to episode 317 (part 1)

 

So you've been doing "all the things" to sell your work and you're still not having the success you want?

You're trying to make changes in your "Mindset" but the changes aren't sticking? WHY?

 

If you haven't listened yet, to get the most of this series talking about how to find more success at selling your work, be sure to go back and journal your answers to the prompts I share in part 1.

 

While we have access to a lot of education around the practical steps to selling your Art + Creations, there aren't enough conversations around this very important piece to selling your work ~ your ENERGY.

 

Let's keep the conversation going with part 2 of a 3-part series.

 

There's a lot of talk around Mindset when it comes to success, specifically making Money, but what creates your Mindset?

 

When does it start?

What if your mindset isn't working for you?

How do you change it?

 

There's a foundational piece you don't want to miss if you want to create lasting transformation that will help you create the life you envision.

I'm talking about the foundation in part 2 of this 3-part series.

 

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Mastering the Energy of Selling Your Art (part 1)

Mastering the Energy of Selling Your Art (part 1)

So you've been doing "all the things" to sell your work and you're still not having the success you want?

 

While we have access to a lot of education around the practical steps to selling your Art + Creations, there aren't enough conversations around this very important piece to selling your work ~ your ENERGY.

Let's change that conversation starting now with this episode, part 1 of a 3-part series.

 

We talk about confidence but your overall energy is much more than that.

 

While you can muscle your way through to a certain level of confidence, a consistent, integrated, inspired energy around selling work is what you need to build the successful business you dream of.

 

What's the specific energy you need and how do you accomplish that exactly?

 

That's what I'm talking about in part 1 of this 3 part series.

 

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Money Mindset Manifestation for Creatives with Creative Coach Nick Demos

Money Mindset Manifestation for Creatives with Creative Coach Nick Demos

The latest in trendy buzzwords or concepts that actually play well together? And if so how can Money Mindset + Manifestation help you reach your goals + dreams?

 

A topic I've wanted to explore more in-depth on this podcast for some time...It took a minute to meet + invite and get to know the guest I trust to take this conversation further ~ one who not only walks the walk but offers one of the clearest explanations of Mindset + Manifestation, along with practical tips and recommendations on how you can choose to practice both (with an approach that works for you) to invite more Abundance (including Money) into your world.

 

As an Artist who's been aware of, continually learning, and practicing my version of Manifestation for well over 20 years, this conversation sparked a profound new clarity + transformational insight that has stayed with me ever since we recorded this episode

 

Packed with inspiration and ah-ha's + Insight from a limitless Creative who's resume includes: a Tony Award Winning Producer, Award Winning Filmmaker, Former Professional Actor/SingerDancer, Yoga Teacher, Pranayama + Reiki Practitioner, Creative Coach, and fellow Podcaster.

 

If you don't yet know Nick, you will. I can't wait for you to meet him in this episode. Enjoy!

 

You can find all things Nick Demos at

thenickdemos.com

@thenickdemos on Instagram

 

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What to do when You're not Feeling Your Art (or Your Art Business)?

What to do when You're not Feeling Your Art (or Your Art Business)?

What do you do when your creative spirit is missing?

 

We don't often talk about this as Artists ~ but the thing about turning your passion into your business, is that lines can get blurred and you need to find ways of staying connected to your passion to have long lasting success in your career.

 

And when seasons of life can feel like too much all at once, making Art might feel like the last thing you want to do ~ yet without your Art there is no business...

 

As Professional Creatives we need tools at the ready to give ourselves grace, while also helping us to find our way back to center and inspiration again.

 

In today's episode I'm offering a possible solution:

  • I talk about how I navigate social media for my creative businesswhen I don't feel like sharing
  • The boundaries I set for myself when it comes to engaging with social media
  • A variety of tools I use to help find my way back to my center + peace + creative inspiration

 

- and inviting you to join me for #30daysofsketchwithmarisa if you feel inspired to!

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Artist Success Stories

Artist Success Stories

Welcome to another installment of Artist Success Stories.

 

This episode highlights 3 of our Expansive Artist Members sharing stories about how they came to follow their passion and experience breakthroughs with their Art + Creative Businesses.

 

Artists; Erwin Ong, Una Marz, and Tracey Murrell join me for this episode where we talk about:

  • Erwin shares how he learned to trust + courageously say yes to a new opportunity that lead to a $2500 Mural project
  • Una how she finally stopped hiding to begin confidently sharing her Art and herself doing LIVE videos
  • And Tracey shares how she transformed a time of loss into a decision to follow the passion she had since being a teenager

 

 

Perfect timing to join our inspiring community of Expansive Artists! Doors are OPEN starting today through next Tuesday, June 27 @ 11:59 pm PDT

 

Get ready to experience your next Creative + Art Business breakthrough with plenty of support, accountability, and encouragement along the way.

 

We can't wait to welcome you!

 

Come join us!

https://theexpansiveartists.com/

 

You can find all things

Erwin Ong @duckamuck on instagram

Una Marz @una.marz on instagram

Tracey Murrell @traceyscolourmyworld on instagram

 

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Want to be an Overnight Success?

Want to be an Overnight Success?

Are you making progress at a pace you're pleased with?

 

Or does it feel like everyone's journey to success is going a whole lot faster than yours?

 

In this episode, we're talking about time and timing

  • is Overnight Success actually a thing that's possible today
  • and if so is it what you want
  • what timing is right for you
  • how long does it take to grow a successful Art business
  • are you going after your definition of success or someone else's

 

Join us for the Sell A Piece of Art Challenge starting Monday, June 19!

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Are you an Impostor?

Are you an Impostor?

Have you ever wondered if you're not really ready for your dream? Or what if your dream actually isn't right for you?

 

Of is it that self-doubt and fear have momentarily gotten the best of you...

 

With all this talk of Impostor Syndrome, I thought it was time for a deeper dive into what this phenomenon is all bout ~ especially because when using this term as it applies to Artists + Creatives there's a lot of grey area.

 

In today's episode, I talk about

  • when the concept of Impostor Syndrome originated, it's actual definition, and who it was describing
  • how does it apply to Artists
  • how to know if you're an Impostor or just think you are
  • the questions to ask to help you let it go once and for all

 

 

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My Go To Tip to Inspire Your Creative Practice

My Go To Tip to Inspire Your Creative Practice

Works every time!

 

In all my years of Art making, sharing, and selling there's always 1 step I take that helps me in every area of my creative practice.

 

In today's episode, I share with you my go-to tip to help you:

  • kick-start your creative inspiration
  • stay consistent with your Creative Practice
  • complete a series of work
  • share your work with the world

 

Enjoy + happy creating!

 

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Meet my Mom, Erika - A Mother + Daughter Conversation

Meet my Mom, Erika - A Mother + Daughter Conversation

Dedicated to all the Mama's out there - in honor of Mother's Day and celebration of my Mama's 84th birthday today.

 

A deeply personal podcast episode for you.

 

For years I've wanted to invite my mom, Erika to share her story here on the podcast, and today (on her birthday) it's finally happening!

 

A conversation with a Mother and Daughter, a personal story of a dynamic, passionate, independent Woman whose life began during WWII in Germany and ultimately brought her to the United States with via Italy and Paris, France, the Bahamas, and Russia.

 

Not our usual creative business chat, but we talk about life, from family, generational evolutions, culture, career, travel to love and teddy bears.

 

A very big leap of trust for a deeply private person to share her story here with us.

 

We truly hope you enjoy this episode and that it might inspire you.

We only got through a portion of Erika's story and we may be open to bringing you more of the story if you think that's another episode you would enjoy. Please let us know, send me a dm over on Instagram @creativethursday

 

Lots of love. Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Birthday Erika!

 

{the black and white photo is of my mom the middle daughter in the middle of the photo, her 2 sisters, and my grandparents, Edith and Erwin who I knew as Oma and Opa 💖)

 

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15 Ways to Profit from Your Art (part 2)

15 Ways to Profit from Your Art (part 2)

Ready to dream + explore more possibilities of how to profit from your Creative Gifts!

 

Welcome to part 2 of last week's episode no. 308 (you can listen to part 1 right here) where I walk you through 8 more ideas for generating revenue with your Art.

 

Everything I'm listing in this episode and the one last week are all proven ways I've generated revenue in Creative Thursday over the past 16 years.

 

It's a well-known fact that for a business owner to have peace of mind, you want to have multiple revenue streams, some more passive than active, and what I'm emphasizing today is to have recurring revenue built into (at least 1, if not more) of those streams too.

 

I've been talking about my friend and business coach Stu McLaren's workshop over the last couple of weeks.

If you're seriously considering starting your own membership, product or knowledge focused, and you're reading this TODAY! You're in luck because Stu just opened the doors to TME - The Membership Experience this week and TODAY is the very LAST DAY to join the 2023 session.

 

So don't let another year pass you by and miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Click here to join TME

 

I can't recommend this program enough. One of the best, and only courses I've completed from start to finish, I'm thankful everyday I came across Stu in 2019 and jumped into TME.

 

I've been working with Stu ever since and my business continues to grow with more clarity, efficiency, and profit than ever before.

 

Join TME here

(proud to be a partner of Stu's. When you join through my link I'll be coaching a group of you through the program, in a more intimate setting to get your questions answered, brainstorm ideas and have the opportunity to dive a little deeper into what you're learning so you can implement it successfully right away.)

 

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