We all love some parts of our business more than others. I’d be lying to you if I told you that I loved marketing and bookkeeping as much as creating a course.
After doing this work with artists for nearly two decades, I can say with confidence that artists who happily embrace their role as CEO of their business do better than artists who don’t.
This doesn’t mean that you need to fake joy whenever you’re paying bills. It means that you rise to accept the challenge because you know it’s important.
There are ways to be happier about running a business, but first you must decide that this is what you want. As I’ve said many times, not every artist should turn their art into a business. It’s a whole different game when you start asking for money for your art.
But if you choose to go the route of earning money from your art, own it.
You can be pouty and grumble about all of the hard work, or you can find ways to enjoy the ride.
Which way would you rather go through life?
What Makes Me Happy About Running My Business
Running a successful business means long hours and many sacrifices, but the rewards are unparalleled.
I love that …
I can work anywhere in the world and at any time of my choosing.
I am over-the-moon ecstatic when …
Clients have Aha! moments. When they really get what I’m encouraging them to do or try.
Clients implement and see results.
I connect two clients together who can benefit from collaboration, inspiration, or motivation.
I am blown away when …