What do you mean 80 hours?!
Theres another saying that goes like this:
"Work smarter, not harder." So which is it?!
Both. The more time you put into your talent, the closer you are at leaving a job that keeps you from your talent. But then that move makes your talent your focus when you are awake, when you are asleep, when you are with family and even on vacation.
But isn't that the case already? You already think about art all the time. Whatever is on your schedule, you cannot wait to get back to art!
That is how some of us artists are. I do not want to do anything else. I don't want to work.
Ok, Doodleslice told me I have to stop using the word "Work" when I really mean to say: "I don't want to do anything outside of art." Because as he points out, I work all the time.
But you see, my kind of work is fun to me because i get paid to do art. Every week is a different art project, every day is filled with art. And since I want to earn a particular amount of money, then I need to work on art all the time. The biggest benefit is that all the revenue and profit comes home with me.
What about the smarter, not harder?
That's the biz. With the right business plan in place, you have a path to follow that allows you to make the most out of every opportunity, project, artwork and connection. Sometimes that means saying no to an "opportunity". Sometimes that means doing art as a favor for someone or a cause. Every step is clear because you have a plan in place to produce your art and grow your business... so you can leave the job that's keeping you busy 40 hours a week!
I have a wife and kids who need my attention. There is a part of your life that needs to spend time with your loved ones. I also have to sleep! So how do we find the 80 hours?
Sometimes working on your art requires thinking, not doing. planning. scheming. Thats where the hours add up to at least 80. In the shower, while driving, while watching tv, while reading, while napping, while waiting on the bus. There is a ton of Smart Time that can be used in the development, planning and application of your art business. Work Smarter.
See, if you are consumed by art like I am, then you will not want to do anything else with your time. Your job will be your art. Your work will be your art. Your life commitment will be about your art. I want to make the most of my time with art and that means I have to plan it out and execute.
Plan the work, Work the plan.
I heard that somewhere and its real. Take advantage of your creative ideas and art by having a plan to make it successful. Then stick to the plan!
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