Set SMART goals in your art business
Artists have a lot of different ideas and projects. It's not difficult for anyone to become lost, or climb a thousand steps.
You can take many routes at the same time, and not notice that you have changed direction from the original path.
You could be an artist who is already working in full-time. Think about the reason you decided to pursue this option. Was it autonomy, freedom, or the ability to express yourself? You're not there yet.
Take the leap, but be clear about your reasons to pursue this profession.
Your personal goals must be backed by your art, galleries, projects, or business decisions.
Before you set your goals, you must define your definition of success.
Think about the areas of your life that you cannot sacrifice. These areas will be the North Star of your business and your goals. There's a reason you don't want to work in this field.
Whether you are seeking an old-fashioned job or shift in your career, this is the right time. It was an entirely new experience to be an artist. Do you want to pursue it? Travel? Fulfillment? Fulfillment
Ability to enjoy the cup of coffee each morning. What happens to your lifestyle when you reach your goals in business through art?
Instead of setting goals for the whole year, set quarterly goals.
Many career or life coaches suggest that you create your goals around the "aspirational Word of the Year".
"ambition", "organized", "bold", "experimental"--anything you want to cultivate in your upcoming year. The word "ambition" will become the central base from which the other terms can be drawn from.
Follow your goals and intentions.
It is difficult to pick one word or goal for all of the year. Artist-entrepreneurs know that there are seasons for their business. There are different seasons
There will be different "vision words" and goals. The start of each year is different from the festive season, the work and art fair seasons.
Forget about a time of renewal and rest.
Your goals and vision word shouldn't change through the course of the year. This could lead to misalignment with the overall vision. Setting monthly goals as well as setting a target for the year.