When we hear the word “statistics” we associate it with words like significance, normed, relevant and mean. The numbers can be very useful when we choose to let them inform and guide us. After all, You don’t want to wind up “average,” do you? (click to Tweet)
Jason Horejs is the owner of Scottsdale’s Xanadu Gallery and an educator of artists – teaching stellar business skills, offering mentoring opportunities and sharing best practices for working with galleries. Last week he sent his art community “State of the Art” surveys. I participated along with 1017 other respondents and was pretty excited when results were shared this week. While Horejs admits it’s mostly an “informal check,” as someone who works with statistics regularly, I found a lot of value in the results.
I think it’s a good idea to occasionally raise my head and see what the people around me are doing. This doesn’t mean I’ll blindly follow, but it doesn’t hurt to take stock. I’m sharing the survey results and encourage you to take some real time to read through them and ask yourself if you’re taking the steps to get where you’d like to go.
I understand some of you have your working “style” and you enjoy the way you spend your time and structure of your days. If you’re getting the results you want, that’s fantastic and I commend your efforts and success. If it’s not working you might ask yourself – Am I willing to change what I’m doing to get what I want? (click to Tweet)
It really is that simple.
I invite you to have a “look-see” through the survey. Check out the “State of the Art” and decide if you agree. Maybe some successful artists are doing things you could implement into your daily routine or your longer term goals. Perhaps the results will confirm you’re on the right track. Either way, it’s smart to be informed.
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Cheering You On To Rise Above Average,
Michelle Andres is a writer, artist and coach who nudges, nay, shoves, her clients in the direction of their dreams, helping the to overcome non-productive behaviours and enjoy more success in their lives.Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter
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