This week’s focus is on the subject of money, income, abundance. It is unique to artists and artisans that we often sort of back into our career. There are few doctors or managers who started as hobbyists! Most of us are confused, fearful, or upset about money too much of the time.
I loved this : Artists: A Natural Eye for Business, which discusses how our creative strengths make us good business people. Our task in art and business is the same; to uncover our own unique expression of it, and to use our creativity.
“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.” –Julia Cameron
“Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss it, you will be among the stars.” Les Brown
I’m not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.~ Geoffrey Beene
Successful people make money. It’s not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.~ Wayne Dyer
And finally, my advice. As I look over my 34 year career as a studio artist, I see that I had a visceral, gut reaction to every business proposition. I’ve succeeded to the degree that I went with that feeling. So my advice is to listen to your own advice. Believe in your authentic self.
Have a prosperous week!
Lee Wolfe /OneClayBead