I am a time management nut and the reason is that I do so many things. Since our business is primarily a service business I not only have to sell myself, but then create the work as well. As artists it isn’t easy to just find someone else to create that painting or put the final touches on a piece. That is your work and your style. So every so often I have to reset myself, it’s funny when working on a group of products I don’t usually clean up the studio after each one. I kind of move from one to the other like a production line. Then all of a sudden there will be a lull in the workflow and at that point is when I need to reset everything. I find this very important at the beginning of the year as well. A week or so a go I did a giant clean up in the studio, throwing out things no longer needed, restocking materials and so on. This was really important because I thought I had plenty of business cards left only to find out I was almost out. The act of cleaning can give you a sense of renewal, and if you’re trying to change your outlook or improve for the upcoming year this is a great way to start. Changing your environment can change your mindset and that will help change your actions. Looking for a new vision for the year, start with studio.
About the Author
Bruce Outridge is an artist and author of the book “How to Start An Artistic Business in 12 Easy Steps.” More of his work can be found on his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com