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Weekly smARTips: Are You Sabotaging Your Success?

Bridge the gap between making art and making a living,

… one tip at a time

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Your smARTip for the week:

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Are You Sabotaging Your Success?
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For years I thought my to-do list was the measure of success in any one day, or at any one point in time. (I confess, I had a very limited idea of what success was!)

Check off something on the list, and I was positively giddy.

Like any “fix,” it lasted a millisecond and then I was looking for the next item on the list, getting geared up for the next check mark.

My to-do list was losing its effectiveness as a simple tool and becoming

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Weekly smARTips: Why Do You Do What You Do?

Bridge the gap between making art and making a living,

… one tip at a time

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Your smARTip for the week:

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

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Most of the time when I ask this question, I get a blank look from the artist.

It’s as if I’m supposed to know why they do what they do.

If I press the questions, I’ll often get variations of: I love to paint (sculpt/pot/weave, etc.) /  it’s what I’m good at  /  people tell me they like what I do  /  I have to or I don’t feel completely me / I want recognition …

And none of these answers are wrong. In fact, there isn’t a right answer; there is

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