Do What You Love and the Money Might Follow

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The early bird gets the worm.

Be the best you can be.

Do what you love and the money will follow.

That’s what we’re taught in school.

If you don’t immediately make money with your art after graduating from art school, then which one of the explanations below is the reason:

  1. You’re not good enough.
  2. You’re not working hard enough.

But what if you’re good enough, and working hard?

You can’t be good and hard working and still not make it. Or can you?

People out there make a living creating bad movies, selling ugly paintings, and making bad jokes. Those people earn money somehow.

Why? How?

Because they (or someone they’ve managed to partner with) know how to network and conduct business.

Not everyone who is good gets rich.

Not everyone who worked hard gets rich.

Not everyone who gets rich is good or worked hard.

If you want money for making art, consciously bring money into your practice and consider the flow of money as part of your practice.

If you’re bad at the business of art, don’t borrow money to make art.

Just do what you love and be happy that you’re doing what you love.

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