Do You Have the Right Artistic Mindset?

Do you have the right artistic mindset? Is your creativity running at full capacity? Or are you feeling more like you have creative block? These questions are important to artists of all types. It’s very important to stay tuned to your inner artistic voice so that you are keenly aware of your creative capacity at […]

Calm in a Burning House

Do you constantly put yourself in impossible situations – simply because you’re eager and hungry for adventure and success – and then you find those situations get really unpleasant at times? I am always pressing MY envelope. I’m always taking risks to maximize what I can achieve. And that is scary. I constantly put myself […]

6 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day

Here’s a great blog post that Eric Barker pulled together over at  Barking Up The Wrong Tree  while he was researching that guru of The 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris. I like it because he hits on a few habits that  productive people  have…

Artists and the Right Brain Connection

I was consulting with a client, Michael, recently and he made this comment… “Gary, I’ve been applying the Smart Art Marketing Pro principles to my life and business for the last year or so, and now I have a very odd problem. I don’t know what to do with all of my free time. Tell […]

Are You Thinking….Or Merely Working?

I once sent an April Fool’s email offering readers the opportunity to use my shower, since that’s where so many profitable ideas come from. People thought it was a hoot. But was it really a joke? You see, most of us artists who are entrepreneurs like to think we spend our days thinking. Simply because […]

Do We Like Being Hamsters on a Wheel?

The alarm clock meep-meeps at you at 5:45am. You hit the snooze once or twice, and then roll out of bed and rub the 5 or 6 hours of sleep from your eyes. Shower Dress Coffee Commute Then it’s straight to the inbox, the voice messages, the texts, the snail mail, the faxes. A flurry […]

Will You Regret Not Becoming an Artist?

Will you live to regret it if you don’t follow your dream of being an artist? At the end of your life, will you deeply regret taking the sure and safe path instead of the road less traveled? These are challenging questions, I admit. And as an artist, you may or may not have given […]

Reject the Rejection for Art Career Success

In 1902, an aspiring young writer received a rejection letter from the poetry editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Enclosed with a sheaf of poems the twenty-eight-year-old poet had sent was this curt note: “Our magazine has no room for your vigorous verse.”  The young poet rejected the rejection and went on to see his work […]

The Secret of All Genuinely Successful People

Did you ever go on a treasure hunt when you were a child, or read Poe’s “The Gold Bug”? Then you know the first thing you have to do before you can find the treasure is find the map. It may be hidden, it may be torn in half, or in a million pieces, but […]

Why I’ve Decided to Drill a Hole in My Head

Have you ever wanted to drill a hole in your head?  Have you ever thought about how much fun or what an adventure that might be?  Did you know that our early human ancestors used to do it all the time? Well, after a lot of thinking it over, I’ve decided to take the plunge.  […]

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