Sound like an oxymoron? Yeah well, most Artists I talk to seem to be suffering from major negativity-itis. Unfortunately, I think it's epidemic! And it makes me so sad! I hate being sad.
Lucky for you, I've decided to make it part of my mission to help you find your inner happy Artist.
This one is really so easy! Just smile more. It really feels good. And it's free!
2) Quit whining
I know I've said this before but this is my show so I'm saying it again. Nobody likes a crybaby. Get over yourself.
3) Give yourself permission
Maybe you think it's not cool or smart or edgy enough to be happy as an Artist. Okay well, how's that working for you? I'm guessing not so fabulously. Look, who the EFF cares about what other people think?? Since when do YOU care anyway?? Let yourself feel happiness. The more you allow, the more you'll get. And it feels AWESOME.
4) Compliment others
This tip is a supercool ninja trick because the more you compliment others, the more they compliment you back. It's totally win/win. You don't have to be fake about it, either. There is always something good to say, about everyone. Find it, use it and enjoy the result.
Tough for many of us people pleasers, tough to ask for help, tough to accept any form of assistance or good intentions. Start with baby steps. Start by accepting those random compliments with a simplethank you. Allow good happy feelings to enter your brain and heart. The more you allow, the more you get. (See #3)
6) Ditch negativity
Just remove it from your life completely. Stop watching and reading the news. Stop watching trashy violent TV. Stop listening to people complain. Stop complaining yourself. Zap words like can't, won't, shouldn't and have to from your vocab. Eliminate swear words as much as possible. Raise yourself up out of the muck. You can do it.
7) Just do it
Happiness creates success, not the other way around. You can decide to be happy right now. You don't have to wait for anything to happen. YOU get to choose. Happiness is just waiting for you to grab and embrace it. Amazing, right??
Happy people attract others like a big giant magnet. If you want fans and customers, give them a reason to want to know you. The mysterious long suffering starving artist game is so last century. Move past that lame scene and get your game on!
June 11-14, What the World Needs Now
My choreography and #BacharachsBack at Cotuit Arts Center!
June 18-20, Love is Blind: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse
New Brave Horse Music show, new choreography, also at Cotuit Arts
June 30th, HobNob Artists Networking Party #4
First party of the summer! Sponsored by Daily Decker and hosted by Pain d'Avignon Cafe Boulangerie
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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!