Artists spend their lives perfecting their weaknesses so that they have a larger set of tools to use when they share their creations with the world. We have no problem spending hours focusing on the smallest detail of our art in pursuit of perfection. Our ability to pursue this painstaking work is built into ourContinue reading “How to focus on your strengths.”
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Career Strategy for Artists
In 2010, I had the dream. My wife and I owned a house and had recently welcomed our first child into the world. In addition, my work life was great. I had a tenure track position teaching bassoon at Bowling Green State University where I worked with a full studio of lovely students, I wasContinue reading “Career Strategy for Artists”
7 tips for artists considering work in a traditional, 9-5 job.
On my way into work this morning, I stumbled upon this article, which provides great insight into ways employers can retain a highly engaged team working on a common goal for their organization or business. This type of mindset is important for artists to think about for those who are considering more traditional, 9-5 work.Continue reading “7 tips for artists considering work in a traditional, 9-5 job.”
8 steps artists can take to achieve their three year strategic plan.
Yesterday, I wrote about ways artists can create a three year strategic plan. Here are eight steps to take your ideas from planning to action. Set Incremental Goals—Take the strategy statement you created from the previous post and start to set some goals for how you will accomplish the work over the next three years. IContinue reading “8 steps artists can take to achieve their three year strategic plan.”
Career planning for twenty-somethings: Why a three year plan of action is the new ten.
What do you see yourself doing in five to ten years? That’s a big, important, overwhelming question. In my experience, five to ten years is too long of a runway to come up with a concrete plan of action. Think about all of the things you’ve done over the last five to ten years. You’veContinue reading “Career planning for twenty-somethings: Why a three year plan of action is the new ten.”