Make A List Of The Things You Would Like To Change In The Different Areas Of Your LifeOct 20, 2021
For this post, I want to focus on how you can begin taking steps to change your mindset in the different areas of your life. As you navigate your journey of building your art career, and your life, it is important to carve out a clear path for the things you need to evolve and change.
The whole idea is to position yourself so you can easily and continuously work on growing where you need and want to. The good news is, you’re not alone! I am here to guide you, and a whole community of artists is here to support you.
When I had my first opening for my new gallery in 2001, I didn’t sell one piece of art. I was frustrated, confused and shocked because I had more than 100 people there, and honestly had a wonderful time! So what did I do? I sat down and created a list of all the possible reasons I did not sell anything. This one list changed my entire outlook around galleries and selling forever, and allowed me to make a commitment to bettering myself and the gallery. (And by the way, one of the main reasons I did not sell anything that night was that I was focused on having fun and not on selling art!)
I like to share that story to point out that unless you commit to improving in areas where you struggle, you will stunt your career growth. So, now that you have done the self-exploration in your mindset surrounding specific areas in your life, it’s time to make a list of what you can and need to change.
Start by writing down: I Want To Change the Area of _______. Why?
Doing this will give you a starting point for change. It will also give you something to look back on in a year and see how you have progressed. This list might feel intimidating, but that’s okay! But the reality is that you won’t get anywhere new unless you start taking steps to get there. You don’t have to know exactly how these areas will improve. This is about intention setting and beginning to get your mind focused on this change.
You can learn more about addressing and changing your mindset in my Art MBA program, where we dive deep into how your mindset is formed, and how you can take control. Learn more about the program here.