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Why Excellence Matters, Not Perfection

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Excellence

 

Is there a point in attempting perfection when no one is perfect? Leaders and bosses, (yes there is a difference), continually push their teams for perfection. But why?

Our brains think we need to achieve perfection. Our organizations need to strive to be the best. Yet, no one and nothing is perfect. So we chase this idea of perfection knowing we will never attain it.

So why not choose excellence instead? Continue reading Why Excellence Matters, Not Perfection

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Being Your Better Self

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Why do we find being a better version of ourselves so difficult? I think we all have the intent and for the most part, we all desire to be “good.” But we all are taught to win at all costs. It’s a cultural lesson to be the best, we must do whatever it takes. Regardless of others.

Yet, have you tried to be your better self? If you come from a place of genuine good, your success in life and in anything you do, is more attainable. Ironically, being your better self is actually selfish and simultaneously altruistic. You feel good when you make others feel good. That, is the ultimate high.

Is money that important? To survive yes. But to truly live, not really. To succeed, is that important? I guess it depends on what you want to succeed in. Do you want to draw the most beautiful drawing? How about painting the most beautiful painting? Do you want to raise happy and healthy kids? How about succeeding in all three?

Your Better Self

The best version of you isn’t hard to find. It takes a little effort and some thought. But once you find it, you will know. Your heart will tell you.

I have found my better self when I strive to do the right thing. Doing the right thing isn’t the easy thing, but it feels right. Others may not see it. Others may disagree or even take offense. But a better you makes a better person and eventually others come around. If they don’t, honestly that’s on them. Business, family, friends, everything is about relationships. Success in all these things cannot be found without positive relationships.

If you bring your best temperament to everything you do, your relationships are better, stronger, healthier. Your success is a result. Your heart and mind are at peace. You are happier. People like happy people. Think about that.

Strive and be the best you.

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Productivity Is Doing One Thing And Doing It Well

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Have you tried doing one thing? We are consumed with the idea we must do multiple things at once in order to be more productive. To quote Joe Biden, multi-tasking is a bunch of malarkey! Multi-tasking simply doesn’t work, especially if you’re in the creative business. Rather than attempt to accomplish lots of things all at once, do one thing and do it well.  Continue reading Productivity Is Doing One Thing And Doing It Well

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5 Leadership Hacks Every Artist Needs

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Every artist is an entrepreneur. To be an creative entrepreneur, you must develop leadership qualities just like any other business person. There are many different skills, techniques, and nuances to leadership. Everyone’s style is a reflection of who they are as a person. I keep developing my skills and always look for new concepts and ideas. Regardless of your leadership style and personality, there are 5 leadership hacks that are universal.  Continue reading 5 Leadership Hacks Every Artist Needs

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Ideas To Organize Your Creative Space

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I’m always looking for ways to organize my creative space. There, I said it. That’s the first step in admitting I need to get organized and down to business. Do you have the same problem? I bet many creatives have a similar problem. We have a tendency to accumulate art stuff: pencils, erasers, brushes, sketchbooks, and my favorite the random sketch on a piece of paper that’s just sitting there. Organization is the key to not only a successful art business but your personal sanity.  Continue reading Ideas To Organize Your Creative Space