Posts Tagged ‘hustle’

Here’s the second installment in the series where we’re going to be dealing in details and stuff you’re going to need to get set up and start looking for prospects and hitting them hard. First thing you’re going to need is a book keeping system. You can do this with physical files or on your laptop or pda if you have one. Get a physical green folder and mark it “Income” and a red folder marking it “Expenses”. Also you’ll want to keep a log of your creating and marketing time slots because you’ll need to keep track of your time. If you want you can keep track of all this electronically using your laptop or pda. I integrate all three methods in synchronization but I can tell you sometimes technology will let you down . . . so don’t be lazy, keep physical records for backup. Plus we still live in a society where we get paper receipts and invoices for transactions. You don’t want to blow up and have the I.R.S. (sick face) at your door while all you have is your hands full of crashed equipment and no records. Next thing you’re going to want to do is get some EXTREMELY CRUCIAL BOOKS which I’m going to tell you which ones to buy. You may find other books outside of the list I give you here but these are the absolute MUST BUYS here. Since a lot of you may not get to sit down and have a cup of coffee with established artists in our industry you can do the next best thing and read what they have to say and how they got there. Here is the list you need to get asap.

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Isn’t it strange that when you really feel a bond with somebody . . . and I mean a REALLY strong bond, you can almost detect when you’re going to get contacted that person? The answer is no it isn’t strange . . . not at all. And when I say “missing” someone you can be missing them for ANY period of time, a day, a month, years, or even an hour. Sometimes you may miss somebody more intensely after an hour that somebody else you miss for a year and vice versa. I think the potency of missing somebody lies in the impact they’ve made on your subconscious mind and how bad you wanted a person like that in your life before you met them. For instance, I’m a strong believer in the law of attraction . . . well actually not a believer, more of a realizer because it acts independent of your belief in it or not. When you think of what kind of person you want or need in your life and feel it already the universe rearranges itself like a puzzle to bring that person to you.

The flip side is that person has obviously brought you into their life just the same way. So when you and that person meet there is an instant bond made that’s almost spiritual in nature in that its your subconscious minds in unison with the Infinite that has brought you together. I’ve always noticed this through life especially (more…)

I know it’s been a while since last update and I apologize for this update being so late but MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN I’ve been busy.  I’ve had to make a lot of critical decisions in a short amount of time to make provisions for growth due to a LOT of opportunities being thrown my way. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and learning, discovering the many intricacies of business and having to pick up things as I go. I’ve been meaning to do this blog entry like a month ago but there kept being more and more details I wanted to add in so I kept waiting. I’ve been networking with other HIGHLY talented artists enjoying their work and life views which helps contribute to the depth of my own work. I think artists collaborating and working with other like minded artists is a plus, expecially when some artists are still trying to find their avenues of generating income through art. Now onto some details . . . the merchandising end of business has been flourishing especially as it pertains to Nashville. I’ve been doing a lot of art lately commemorating Nashville and the staples of the city that stand out to people to really connect with the mainstream audience of the city and it’s opened a lot of doors for me. In this blog post is one of the pieces I did featuring the themes people identify with in Nashville, natives and tourists alike. From those few designs I’ve been selling a lot of t-shirts, postcards, etc. People have responded well. As an artist I’m still painting and satisfying my own soul by creating at the same time the business man in making me create pieces the immediate market can relate to. Another hat I found myself under has been that of a source of knowledge for other artists/entrepreneurs. Through the books and articles I’ve read over time to get here I’ve helped out a great many people find their grounding in getting started doing something similar to what I’m doing. As soon as I find time I’m going to start posting some tutorials as a collection of knowledge I’ve required to help other artists on their quest to marry their passion with their way of making a living. I’m also going to post some new artwork so stay tuned.