I don’t care who you are or what your work history is. Whether you’ve been a working artist or you have a steady career doing something else. We all want to find that sweet spot between work and play.
But here’s the thing — artists, in particular, tend to struggle with this on a different level than other professions. I mean, our work IS fun, and can be a way to express ourselves, and move the stressors out of our bodies and everyday life. So it’s really easy for the line between work and fun to be blurred.
So when I say work…I don’t just mean the art. I also mean the administrative things, the marketing, talking to collectors or galleries, you know…the business stuff (this is something I mentioned in a previous episode. If you haven’t heard why running art biz takes more BIZ than art yet, get caught up here).
And to make sure it all runs, we have to do things that other professions may not…like white space. Daydreaming. Nature. Music. So this “balance thing”…it can be especially tricky for artists.
I’m going bold here…I’d suggest that there’s NO. SUCH. THING. AS. BALANCE. We’re chasing something that isn’t attainable.
But before you think, “So why bother, Jodie?”…just listen to this episode to the end, okay?
I’m going to walk you through how I see artists, including myself, achieve something even better than balance. They achieve alignment…which leads to them making their best work and having more successful, long-term businesses (without burning out).
In this episode, I talk all about:
Until next time, y’all!
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