With all the Independence Day celebrations going on here in the US and abroad, especially in France on their Bastille Day this week, I can't help but reflect on how important the ideas of freedom and independence are to me and to so many of my friends and clients. Thinking about their importance led me to look up some relevant quotes. Here's what I found:
"The basic need of the creator is independence" - Ayn Rand
Oh yeah, that one is so true! How much easier is it to create our work with the freedom to create as we please?? How much harder is it to create when we're restricted and limited by rules?
"Injustice in the end produces independence" - Voltaire
Another gem by the genius Voltaire. Anyone who's ever been wronged knows how right he is.
"The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before" - Betty Friedan
Wow. That is one powerful statement by that iconic feminist leader. Decades later, it still holds true for so many of us, female and male, especially as we strike out on our entrepreneurial paths as Artists. Are you leading and planning your own life, instead of what's expected of you by others, for the first time? Scary shit, right??
"Do not let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice" - Steve Jobs
This quote from his 2005 Stanford Commencement speech lives on as the clarion call to creatives everywhere. Follow your inner voice or drown. It's that scary simple.
"Rule your mind or it will rule you" - Horace
Training your brain to focus and concentrate on YOUR thoughts instead of the monkey mind chatter of a thousand other impulses is the key to inner freedom. Meditate daily and I swear to you, you will become the ultimate Boss of You!
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July 28th, HobNob Artists Networking Party #5
Party at the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar in Dennis Village!
August 13th, Pretty World at the Daniel Webster Inn
Brave Horse Music and Cotuit Arts strike again! This time, we're bringing our (choreographed!) musical revue talent and fun 60s music to the Cape Cod dining scene at one of the area's best restaurants!! Watch this space for reservation deets, coming soon!
October 2015 Performances of Love, Loss & What I Wore
Did you hear the news?? I got cast in a comedy at my local theatre! If you're on Cape Cod in the fall, be sure to get tickets!
© 2015 Pamela C Wills, Int’l
Revolution Ringleader Pamela C Wills teaches multi-talented creatives from around the globe how to use #artitude to make their talent their business and make their living as Artists. If you want to make money as a successful entrepreneurial Artist, too, then download your FREE gift report, "10 Simple Ways to Market Your Art" at www.pamelacwills.com and start calling YOUR shots today!