In these planning sessions, I walk you through a process for creating a flexible plan that's customized for you and your goals.
These aren't about cramming more in.
They're about being realistic with the time you have.
Attending the Artist Planning Sessions was one of the most valuable things I've done personally or professionally. I had about 45 balls in the air and felt like I was drowning. Just identifying my projects on paper and then listing out the tasks required for each really helped clear my head. Then applying the project approach with a paper schedule and task list was huge. I now have a solid plan of attack for my ambitious projects. Several people close to me have commented about how focused and energetic I’ve been since putting my plan into action.— Beth Whitney
After working through the Artist Planning Sessions, you will:
Know various methods for planning and what works best for you because there is no right or wrong way to plan.
Create peace of mind by knowing exactly what your priorities are for the next 3 - 5 months.
Have new strategies for overcoming roadblocks that might get in the way of your success.
Understand that it's okay to change your plan when necessary, as well as tips for making those changes.
Your planning sessions have helped me zero in on what I’m going to be doing these next three months and I’m so excited by the possibilities. —Karen Phillips
This Online Workshop Includes
Live training + Q&A
Detailed Notes (more useful than an exact transcript)
Handouts 11 handouts, including lists, bonuses, worksheets, timelines, and project breakdowns
Video Recordings (of everything except for potential breakout sessions)
Please note that I won't be giving you a pre-designed plan. You know your art, business, and life better than anyone, and should be able to make wise decisions when following my training for a customized seasonal plan.
All sessions (except Thursday) are 12 - 2 pm Eastern Time (New York) 11 am - 1 pm CT // 10 am - 12 pm MT // 9 - 11 am PT
ALL RECORDED AND AVAILABLE QUICKLY FOR PLAYBACK
Tuesday May 10
You must consider all of your obligations before making a plan.
With the help of some preparation work when you sign up early, you will review all of the possibilities for your plan so that you can make informed decisions.
Wednesday May 11
NARROW IT DOWN
It's important to be savvy and selective about what you allow into your plan and life. I'll walk you through a series of steps that will help you decide which items are best for you and which you can ignore for now. You'll select a maximum of 3 focus projects for the next few months.
Thursday May 12
GET IT DONE DAY + OFFICE HOURS
This day is set aside to work through the details of your plan.
You'll be invited to attend one of two 45-minute drop-in sessions to ask me anything related to your plan.
Friday May 13
MAKE IT STICK
We want to make sure you set yourself up for success and hold yourself accountable for implementing your new plan. I'll review your next steps and answer any remaining questions.
It's Friday! Bring your favorite beverage and celebrate the work you've done.
I will also be briefly reviewing the upcoming season at Art Biz Success, where you can learn, connect to other artists, and find inspiration and accountability. This is Optimize Your Online Marketing and begins May 26.
If you can do this for yourself, great!
But, if you're like a lot of my students and clients, you usually don't make the time to work on your business. (Who HAS time?!) Or, if you do, you struggle to follow through on the plan.
If you'd like some guidance on what to put in your plan, as well as some tools, templates, and options for making it work for you, please join me for these seasonal Artist Planning Sessions.
The planning sessions really got me back on track. In 2020 I produced 17 paintings in the entire year. This week (the first week in February) I began my eighth painting of 2021! I haven't felt this focused and inspired in a long, long time! I needed some structure and organization to get going and hopefully stay on track for the months to come. Thank you, thank you! —Mai Wyn Schantz
Alyson Stanfield has noticed that without a plan (and the accountability that goes with it), she does stupid stuff like sit on the couch all day watching the Hallmark Channel while gorging on leftover Halloween candy.
She developed the Artist Planning Sessions to help artists who are looking for a reset and need the structure and motivation to move forward.
Alyson is an art business coach and consultant who works with ambitious artists who want to take control of their careers. She is the founder of Art Biz Success, host of the Art Biz Podcast, and author of I'd Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion. Alyson leads programs that provide artists, regardless of their level of accomplishment, with a reliable and repeatable business foundation.
Thank you so much for the Artist Planning Sessions! I found that counting up the hours—although it is a laborious task—is an essential part of making those plans successful!