3 posts tagged art

Your Toolbox

Every craft-person has a toolbox of tools and techniques they use to bring their work to life. You too have a toolbox full of the tools and techniques you've picked up over your lifetime that have helped you to shape your life into what it is today. Your tools are very personal, as are how you use them. You can hear people talk about employing techniques and tools generally, but only you can determine how they will work best with your creations. Like artists, you must discover the ...

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The Art of Your Business

Creating a business is just as abstract as creating a painting, and while you can go to a million painting classes and learn a thousand difference techniques, what will end up on the canvas depends on you. Knowing how to do something doesn't makes it special—it's the art of it, the You in it, that makes it what it is. The right way to run your business, the art of your business, is learned through experience and in a growing awareness of what you know, what you are good at, and what ...

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Doing Serious Things Badly

Seriously Bad THIS IS SERIOUS, my ego screams. She wants my work to be great. For her, it isn't enough to create, it's only worth while if I create something great. For her, it isn't about quantity, only quality. She is not content with letting me practice and discover my process. She wants serious results, and she wants them now. She, my ego, has begun her screaming, and quickly my previously delightful project becomes a source of anxiety. Doubt has set up shop and I find I'm no longer working for the sake of it. I'm no longer happy just being on the field, suddenly I need to run the fastest and the best.

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