You’ve probably seen it floating around the internet but the sheer wisdom and weight contained within this seemingly simple list just begs for it to be repeated as many times as it takes for talented artists (and craft makers and bakers and mothers and students and race car drivers and quite literally everyone else in the world who strives to better their lives…) to really GET it and make a daily practice of living the opposite of what each step suggests:
Now I’m curious:
Which ones are you experiencing right now?
How are you going to go about changing that for yourself?
I have a great idea – let’s start the New Year not with resolutions but with a New Year’s Theme. By theme I mean – a word, phrase or mission statement that will serve as your touchstone throughout the year to help keep you on track and moving toward your goals.
Before you choose a theme, ask yourself these questions and others like them. You can write down your answers or just meditate on them – the choice is yours. Either way, this is NOT an exercise to beat yourself up – rather, let your answers guide your intuition toward a theme that will shed light on a new way forward.
● What were some of the goals you accomplished last year?
● What are the traits you posses that helped you accomplish them?
● What were some goals that you missed?
● What stopped you from reaching them?
● Are those goals still on your list this year?
● What do you need to reach them?
● How do you want to feel about your business at the end of the year?
These questions and others like them will help you hone in on your main blocking point from the past year. Use this knowledge to choose a theme that will assist you when you need encouragement and inspire you when you need some guidance.
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In future blog posts on Creative Arts Consulting, we will be covering some basic business topics and discussing some new and affordable ways to improve your small creative business. In the meantime, thank YOU for visiting and I hope to have the chance to talk with you in person about your business sometime soon!