An e-zine came to my In Box during this last week as I have been grappling with my creative style(s). Molly Gordon of Authentic Promotion (www.authenticpromotion.com) wrote an article about “How to Have a Business that Fits Just Right.” Molly talks about Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ house where Goldilocks tried different porridge, chairs, and beds before she found what fit for her. This article was a breath of fresh air for me! The timing was perfect.
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I like the way she validates that we all have marketing strategies, pricing strategies, and business strategies – whether or not they are conscious. I believe that would also include creative strategies. My strategies are actually fairly conscious and often honed. So perhaps I AM on track!
I like making plans and making progress toward goals. I am still in the process of learning that I don’t have to prefer porridge too hot or too cold for me. My purpose here is to do MY work MY way – with a lot of outside input and help. Sometimes I forget that it is myself and my vision that I am most responsible to. After all, that is part of what makes me an artist – having a vision and expressing that vision.
Thank you, Molly, for reminding us that we are responsible to find what fits for us – not for the next person. Art and business, like so much of life, is about educating ourselves and making choices that resonate with ourselves. I am delighted to feel back on track of remembering that being honest with and to myself is most important – whew! I know how to do that!
Thank you again for sharing my journey.
~ Diane Clancy