Sunday, May 22, 2011
HOW TO BE A STARVING ARTIST part 2
11. PROCRASTINATION IS THE NATION YOU LIVE IN
Your national national anthem is the song, "Tomorrow" (it's always a day away )live by that!
12. THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG.
make him know that at every opportunity, in subtle and direct ways. Clients need to know who the professional is, and understand who is in charge, at all times.
13. "DONE" IS BETTER THAN "PERFECT"
Since NO ONE is perfect, or can ever BE perfect, why even strive for such an unrealistic, unattainable goal? Stop setting yourself up for inevitable failure. The fact is, your job doesn't have to be your best. It just has to be SOMETHING TANGIBLE. Your client will never know the difference, anyway.
14. DEADLINES ARE RELATIVE
Never let anyone bully you into finishing an assignment until you are good and ready. Clients who push for deadlines are trying to take away your power. Never give away your power, they never give it back.
15.FORGET ABOUT CALENDARS
Calendars and-appointment books are for morons with bad memories. Whatever you can't remember in your head, you can always scribble onto random slips of paper envelopes napkins whenever you can make a mark .
16. FORGET ABOUT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS
You don't need to form good business relationships you're not going to marry these people so what is the point? Just get their money, and go on to the next person. This isn't about romance! This s business! If you're swimming with the sharks you gotta keep it moving.
17. GIGS ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN
The word "GIG", means Get Income (that's)Greater!
Always take a better gig over your current gig, especially if it's more money! After-all
that's all about the Benjamin's and your client understands this. Even if they don't admit it.
18. CONTRACTS ARE FOR MOBSTERS AND HIT MEN
People are basically honest. A simple head nod, and handshake is enough to seal any deal. Your clients always have your best interests at heart.
19, YOU'RE NOT A FASHION MODEL, STOP DRESSING LIKE ONE.
Dress up is a pretend girlie game, and you need to act like an adult. Dress for comfort. You're only doing art, not selling real estate.
20. REPEAT THIS AFFIRMATION AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.
IM JUST A STARVING ARTIST! IM JUST A STARVING ARTIST!
IM JUST A STARVING ARTIST! IM JUST A STARVING ARTIST!IM JUST A STARVING ARTIST! IM JUST A STARVING ARTIST!
Say it long enough and you'll definitely believe it, and most of all, live it! Say it to your friends, your family, even your other artist friends. With any luck, they'll join in the chorus, and you all can happily warm yourselves By the garbage can fire, as you collectively wonder where your next meal is coming from. Congratulations on achieving your goal! You worked hard to achieve it!