Today I did 7 social media consultations with artists from the @milwaukeeartistresourcenetwork (btw did you know I do consultations & coaching work for artists & creatives?! More info to come on that but dm me if you’re interested.) 〰️
So to see this post from @adamjk & his book tonight really hit home. A majority of the artists I talked with today saw social media as a distraction from actually making their work. I get that. I also get that it can be tough to go on Instagram & see all the awesome work that other people are making & the really cool projects they’re working on & all of the attention they’re getting & then to stop mid-scroll to be like “why the heck am I wasting my time on Instagram when I could/should be in the studio doing the same thing as them?” That mindset is “if only I put my head down & cranked out beautiful, brilliant work everything will fall into place like it did for all of these amazing artists on Instagram.” So you just need to focus on your art, right?
Not really. But I’m super happy for you that you found something you love to do... to be honest though, if you leave it at that, you only really have a hobby. 😬😬😬 I know that sounds harsh, but it’s true. To really have a career as an artist, that automatically makes you an entrepreneur no matter which path you decide to take to get there. 〰️
I’m super grateful to have found a way to connect with people via social media & develop friendships, find a tribe & build a community. Through that change in perspective of what social media really is & truly can be, I’ve been able to build a business brick by brick. It’s not an overnight success story, but it’s a creation that I’m working at with all of my heart & soul. Being able to see how that comes to fruition in a tangible, immediate way through Instagram is so exciting & that’s all I desire for all of my friends out there doing the same thing! ✨✨✨
Peace & many blessings to you my friends. You are so worthy in your own ways & the love that you pour out into the world will be received by so many open arms. Don’t be discouraged by negative thoughts. Change your perspective to view the potential & THEN everything will fall into place.