I know, and I have coached and consulted with, a number of various artists from across our globe.
Some successful, some struggling.
I have identified six elements that are the best indicators of an artist’s success, just like an entrepreneur’s.
1. It is not the artist’s talent that is the number one indicator of their success it is their attitude, a positive, friendly, and open attitude versus one that tends towards negative, sarcastic, or cynical.
So ask yourself? Do people generally describe you as having a genuinely positive attitude?
2. My experience has also taught me that an artist’s ability to focus is another vital indicator of their success.
The artists are clear on their goals and they finish what they start.
If they are distracted they return to their focus in short order.
Are you a procrastinator? Do you get things done? Do you feel busy but don not feel like you are making any progress?
Yes? Then you are not busy, you are just distracted and unproductive.
3. Where I have witnessed the biggest successes in artists is when they take complete responsibility for their success and they learn from their failures.
I have had a few failures coaching artists.
What I have learned is that my biggest failures coaching artists happen when they think that I somehow poses a secret formula.
It eventually becomes evident that these artists believe that applying this secret formula will somehow make the effort required of them to succeed fall within their comfort zone and at their convenience.
If it doesn’t, they give up and blame me, or some other outside force or circumstance. You, and you alone, are responsible for your success. No one is coming discover you. No one is coming to save you.
Tune it next week for the other three success factors.
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