Prolific Artist - Creative tips on how to be a successful artist
I have to admit, it wasn’t always rainbows and lollipops when it came to my creative practice. I struggled in my art practice for a long, long time before I turned it all around. It sucked.
So, I committed to learning exactly how to master my mindset and psychology, in order to finally have an engaging, exciting and prolific creative practice.
I discovered 7 keys to unlock creativity and help you access your creativity. Whether you are a musician, writer, visual artist, dancer, performer, singer, actor, clown, film maker, screen writer, photographer, interior decorator or a cake decorator, these 7 keys will apply to your creative practice.
The 3 best things about these 7 keys is that they are easy, you can definitely do them and when you do, you will start to see results immediately!
Key #1 is below. I’ll be sharing all 7 keys over the next few weeks. Or if you want to know them all now you can download them free by clicking below.
Key #1 - Outcomes and Vision
“If you have a goal, write it down.
If you do not write it down,
you do not have a goal – you have a wish.”
- Steve Maraboli
If you don’t know where you’re going, it’s hard to take the first step. You must have a direction. You must have clarity. You must know where you want to end up.
If you want to learn how to write a book, how to write a song, how to write a novel, enjoy your creative writing and have creative productivity, you need to think about the big picture.
The big picture is important and knowing the steps to fulfil that vision. Creating an exciting vision will compel you to take action. A small and unclear vision won’t inspire you to do anything.
Taking time to tap into your true desires and what you really would love to achieve with your art practice is the best way to begin. In my own art practice, I begin by doing visualisations of where I want to be 5 years from now, what kind of gigs I’m doing, who’s with me, what it feels like, what it smells and tastes like.
Visualising this in vivid detail will help you define what you need to do in the present moment and will also motivate you to start moving towards that vision. If you can see it, you will begin to believe it and then will achieve it.
Once you have your vision and feel connected to it, write it out in great detail and review it each day to keep it in the front of your mind throughout your day.
You should always know what your intended outcome is in your creative practice. This includes having outcomes for each practice session too. You might have an outcome like, ‘I will write 1000 words of my story in this session’ or ‘I will play this new jazz song at 120 beats per minute by the end of the session’.
This helps to radically focus your mind on a tangible aim. It will then begin to support your aims rather than be vague, random and unhelpful.
The most important thing though is to create a clear, strong, vivid and inspiring positive vision of where you want to go with your art practice. This is the most powerful way to stay emotionally connected to your vision and ensure success.
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