Posted on August 21, 2017
I read it somewhere today, “Everyone is gifted, but some of us have yet to open their gifts.” That divine ‘gift’ we are talking about is ‘art’. It could be anything, from painting and designing to hacking and cooking, everything you create with your heart is an art (the rest is just a job). It is a tool handed to us to make this earth a better and more beautiful place. Here is an article that would help you to unwrap that gift.
But finding an art that interests you is not enough. It is just an inanimate object unless you share your soul with it. That is to say that, you have to believe that your art has a purpose bigger than your own self in this world.
Once the eyes of your mind are opened, you notice people doing the work similar to what you want to do and being so successful. They further strengthen your belief in your art. If they can do it, why can not you? Here they are:
Do you know any friend who has a photography page, or a creative writing blog? Probably yes. Are they successful? Probably no. To be successful in any discipline you need to dedicate yourself to it. You have to make sure that you are an artist of one of your kind, even though there might be millions of people working in the same genre. You have to do go off the well worn path. Here is an article by my hero, Seth Godin, which would deliver you just the right amount of motivation.
Will you become automatically successful as soon as you become one of the best at what you do? I doubt. There is a missing link between your work and it’s deserved destination. That link is called marketing. In this ever growing noise of the world, you need to sing at the top of your voice, for your song to be heard, even though you might have to best voice in the crowd. Here are people doing just the same:
And here is how to do it:
You might be a spiritual soul. You might be a content artist. But you must remember that we are living in a materialistic world, where at the end of the day everything comes down to ‘how much money do you make?’. If your passion does not earn you any money, after some time you are most likely to drop it down. Here is an article which might give you an idea on how to begin with the complex task of monetization.
Art can get you a better life. Art can make this world a better place. But do you know that art can help you have a better sex life? Here is an artist who took art into his bedroom. You might want to check out this beautiful article too.
- Find your passion and stick to it.
- Believe that your art has to serve a higher purpose.
- Make as much art as you can, without caring too much about the money.
- Seek inspiration.
- Promote aggressively.
- Connect to people.
- Never stop learning.
- Monetize it wisely.
- And have a lot of sex.