Last two weeks we have been talking about keys steps to staying creative during your self-isolation.
This week we are covering tips on ‘Working Above’ your creative practice. These are the goals and tasks to build a solid foundation for your future.
‘Working ABOVE’ your Creative Practice: Future goals for yourself and art
Review your business plan and objectives: What do you want to achieve in the next three months, six months, twelve months, three years, five and ten years? Be clear on what your ideal business would look like. This is a key element for Working ABOVE your art business.
Review short, middle and long-term goals: Plan how you will measure progress and results. Have you created systems to consistently market, develop prospects and close sales? If not, what are you missing? Make a list of what you need.
Financial and Cash Flow: Straighten them out, do your taxes and plan a budget. Review last year’s income, where did the majority of it come from and what are you doing to build on these streams?
Check your pricing: Review your prices, is this a good time to increase, decrease or maintain the same pricing structure. Can you offer to add on without compromise your price structure?
Investing self-development: Enrol in an art business learning program. join our accelerator program to commercialise your art and design or any program that can help your business. Find a course that can upskill your skills.
ME TIME & Family time: Dive into that stack of art magazines and catch up on your reading. Read an inspirational book about the business of art, designs and entrepreneur artists.
Keep Fit and Healthy eating: Regular exercise will do you go since we stay at home. There is a fitness routine you can adopt, find the one that you can do daily. Make sure you give yourself a break by doing absolutely nothing. Some people find meditate help them focus and relax, others practice visualisation is another powerful technique that can help you unwind and relieve stress. Visualization involves using mental imagery to achieve a more relaxed state of mind. Similar to daydreaming, visualization is accomplished through the use of your imagination. Don’t forget to eat well and focus on a healthy body and mindset.
Pay it forward: Donate art or auction your work and give a percentage of the sales to your charity that you resonate with. Participate online in discussions and social media with artists and friends to keep up morale, share news and encouragement. We are human and connect with people is so important during this period of self-isolation.
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Now is the time to let your passion SHINE.
Now is the time to Make Tomorrow Today!
To your success,
Vinh Van Lam & Stuart Horrex
Your Coaches ArtSHINE industries