I want to wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year! May love, happiness, health and good fortune be the trademark of this year for you!
I am not starting any brand new things this year... instead, I feel that I will be approaching the different aspects of my life in a new way. I am excited and ready to begin.
Chris Brogan is the owner of a company named Owner Media Group. Simply put, he helps business owners grow their businesses. I follow his blog, so I read his advice from time to time. One of his annual traditions is to choose 3 words to guide him through the coming year. You can read more about it here. I decided to choose 3 words to guide me in my coming year. I have tried to do this in the past, and just couldn't come up with anything concrete to guide me. This year, the words were almost written before I thought of them! Below are my 3 words and how I hope they will guide me.
1.Broaden: I hope to broaden the scope of where my artwork is seen, and by whom. I also hope to broaden the things my family and me do together, broaden the time we spend together and broaden our bond.
2. Connect: I hope to make more and better connections with art collectors using social media, my newsletter, and simply through getting out there and talking about my art. I also hope to connect with my family more often and more meaningfully.
3. Consistency: I will be more consistent with my schedule - when I paint, when I spend time on the business side of things, when I spend time with my family. I wish to declutter my schedule of the nonsense and unimportant things to leave room for me to consistently connect and broaden all of my relationships.