Here are seven quick, hand-picked links I thought you might find helpful …
1) Ready to Go Full-Time?
YouTube comedian Jason Horton shares some traits that allowed him to leave his day job and become a full-time creative entrepreneur.
2) Why Some Artists Succeed (and Others Don’t)
Jeff Goins writes about failure and the three decisions he made that changed everything. For me, #3 is the most powerful (and most difficult to pull off).
3) What 50,000 Words in 30 Days Can Teach You
Journalist Emma Stoye just finished the grueling National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for the first time. She offers some great lessons learned. A notable one for me is “Pressure doesn’t destroy creativity, it turbocharges it.”
4) The TED Talk for Creative Entrepreneurs
5) Tell a Better Story
What’s your story as an artist? Are you empowered, excited, and innovative? Or struggling, defeated, and downtrodden? If your current version of “reality” isn’t serving you, here’s what you can do instead.
6) Resolve to Do This in 2018
The new year is right around the corner. Lucky for us, Shane Mehling suggests these four New Year’s resolutions for artists. My Favorite: Finish a small project to build confidence.
7) How to Be Much More Prolific
In this live YouTube video I offer advice on how to start and finish more creative projects using four simple words.
Here’s a heads-up: The 30-Day Build Your Fan Base Challenge starts January 3, 2018. Stay tuned for details — this will be exciting!
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Thanks for all you do to express your creativity and share it with the world!
For More Inspiration …
Here are three more resources that will power up your creative juices and help you thrive as an artist:
The Passion Principles
101 Ways to Express Your Creativity and Share It With the World
The Empowered Artist
A Call to Action for Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference With Their Creativity
The DIY Career Manifesto
The Unconventional Guide to Turning Your Talents and Know-How into a Profitable Business