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Learn to Say No

By Carolyn Edlund, Posted 02/20/19 17:57:23

Why Artists Must Say No
Carolyn Edlund of Artsy-Sharky

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As a business owner, you need to keep the big picture in mind. What is the vision you have for your business? Have you created a road map to get there? Break down the steps to reach your goals into manageable bite-sized pieces and prioritize them in a logical fashion. Then, execute. Keep your eye on the prize and refuse to get derailed by distractions!


"The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything." --Warren Buffet

Say No to:

Doing what could easily be delegated to others.

As the CEO of your art business, you are top management. As such, you should be working at your highest possible level as often as possible. You make the major decisions that impact everything – where you sell, how you market, who you seek out as part of your network.


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peggles7
by peggles7, posted 02/21/19 07:47:41

Love this advice! I ve heard and read the same thing in business books but this says it succinctly. One, ill say no to people who think i shuld be doing this or that rather than my hearts calling..two, i need to bite the bullet and hire website and sicial media.. i hate it and is a time waster in my eyes.. thanks for the article!

lndkrzr
by lndkrzr, posted 02/21/19 04:44:47

I price my works to compensate me for my time and materials. The compensation for time is good but not great. I have learned to say No to those people whom ask for a discount on my pricing. I have found that 90% of the time they will purchase it anyway.



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