Career and life as an Artist

When you hear an artist like Jon speak, you immediately see that his outlook on life brings him every bit of success. There is no denying that he is a man with a plan.

Your career and life as an Artist has to be designed. The hardest part about designing an Artist life plan is getting started. At first, the scope may seem massive and the implications can feel daunting, but don’t become intimidated – it’s an important step.

You must design and adopt a paradigm of principles that will bring you more happiness and success than you could ever imagine. But in order for you to design something, you need to know exactly what you are dealing with and what you intend to achieve.

I’ve assembled 10 principles that I think every Artist should live by as they begin designing an artist life plan. See if these work for you.

The 10 Step Artist Plan

1. Develop Your Vision- As an Artist, you must have vision –a clear and passionate idea of where you are going and what you are trying to accomplish. In times of constant change, it is this foresight that keeps you on course. Take the time to think about who you really are as an Artist, where you are going, what you stand for, and what kind of future you want to create. Know that you won’t compromise or settle for short-term advantages. Think about Artists who inspire you and their vision – Bob Dylan is often thought as the “poet-laureate of rock n’ roll” and “voice of the sixties counterculture.” James Brown was called “the hardest working man in show business.” Who are you?

2. Commit to Continuous Learning- Make a commitment to constant development of your skills. Keep raising your standard of performance and surpass it. Know that every day could bring something new that can change some aspect of your life.

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