Passion. Joy. Boundless Creativity. Financial freedom. A spouse, wife, kids and a house of your own? Is this what your life looks like?
Many artists get by merely scraping out an existence that carries them day to day. Bills pile up. Art supplies are hard to come by. You need new headshots but can’t afford them. It’s okay. There’s a way out of the situation.
Luckily for most of us, artists are a creative bunch. Do yourself a favor and sit down, right now, and imagine what your ideal lifestyle would be like. What would you do when you wake up in the morning? How would your day go? Who would you spend time with? What would your bank account look like?
Go on. Spend some time imagining.
You’re still here? Do you need reasons to spend time imagining? Fine.
Ideal Lifestyle for Artists
If you’re reading this blog you are probably on a quest to make a living as an artist. The problem is, you don’t even know what that means. What does ‘make a living’ actually mean?
You’ve probably heard about all of those things that you have to do to raise your profile. Work on your art every day. Network with everyone. Invest in training. Move somewhere. If you know, why haven’t you done it?
Because you’re not motivated.
Ordinary people will do extraordinary things when properly motivated. If you have a dream, if you know what your life should look like, then you need to spend a little bit of time each day thinking about what your life should be. It will put you in the emotional state that says, “I’m willing to do whatever it takes to be there.”
So, now. Go on, go spend some time imagining. Then come back and share in the comments what your life would be like as an artist.