I have experience coaching and consulting with artists, from across the globe on their business and their marketing. And what I have been struck by is the number one determining factor of their success.
And that success factor, hands down, is their attitude. Of course their artistic training, their talent, their marketing strategy, are vital factors but they are just the basic cooking ingredients. They are the chef that needs to cook the recipe.
And despite the fact that my artist clients have hired me specifically to coach and consult with them on growing their businesses, for some of them, we spend a LOT of time on examining and adjusting their attitude.
Despite inevitable setbacks, those artists who maintain a positive attitude are the ones that I have witnessed reach success with more ease and in less time.
If you’re reading the Artists Who THRIVE it is most likely because you want to grow your art business. If that is so, then what is your attitude? You know, most of the time? What do you believe about yourself? About your work? About selling your work?
Don’t underestimate the importance of this question. Be honest. The truth will set you free. And the truth is the first place to start when you want to make a change.
What are you doing to manage your attitude? Do you meditate? Exercise? Do you have focus? Do you have a well thought out plan to reach your market? Do you know who your market is?
Steering your attitude is a discipline and it’s a choice. What choice do you make each day?