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As we develop our plans for the coming year, we dive into a discussion about our goals. This episode was recorded two weeks in advance, so it’s early in our planning process, but we already have some ideas forming.

Our discussion includes how we each use Trello as an organisation tool; the value of clear mission statements; and the role of limiting beliefs (how much do we shape what’s possible through our beliefs about what is impossible?).

Alice also shares her new system for checking whether commitments overlap, and we discuss the need to balance teaching with time spent developing our own work.

Above all, we stress that this has to be personal for you and not based on what anyone else thinks.

And finally to close the episode – and the year – Louise reflects on what she wants for her work, Alice stresses the importance of flexible goal-setting and we both wish you a very happy, creative and productive new year.

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If you enjoy this workbook and know a bit more structure could help you, you may like to hear when I next open up the Connected Artist membership – which is designed to help you build your business in an artist-friendly way.

We have a fully extended version of this and plenty to keep you in check with all your projects, interactive spreadsheets ready for you to use and expand your creative practice.

Join the Connected Artist Club waitlist HERE

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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For our 100th episode, we are delighted to welcome Seth Godin to the podcast. Seth is a bestselling author and his new book “The Practice” is subtitled “shipping creative work.” and is a mission to inspire everyone to make a powerful commitment to themselves and their art.

In this lively conversation, he explains why the world doesn’t need any more paintings (and what it actually needs instead); challenges us all to be artists not painters, explains why he never reads his reviews, and shares his thoughts on balancing art and commerce.

He suggests that “Buying a painting is a souvenir of the way it made you feel to look at the canvas” and how understanding this can help us as artists.

We also discuss the importance of knowing your audience, a great definition of what it means to have taste (!) and why picking that audience determines the course of your art career.

As you will hear, Seth is a genuine art lover and has lots of interesting stories to tell including some tips about how NOT to be an unhappy painter 🙂

Grab a notebook and prepare to be inspired!

For this episode we though you would like to see the conversation too so we have a video version as well 🙂

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The Practice by Seth Godin
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Practice-Seth-Godin/dp/0241470048/
Seth’s Blog https://seths.blog/

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If you are enjoying the podcast this is an easy and inexpensive way to help support it and ensure it continues. The demands of making it each week can be challenging. Your support is allowing us to hire some editing help. If you’d like to help out with a one-time or a monthly donation, you can “buy us a coffee” us at Ko-fi.com

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Follow Alice on Instagram @alicesheridanstudio
or Louise @louisefletcher_art

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Last year we ran a special event called Your Best Art Year Ever, in which we led 3,500 people through a planning process to ensure that 2020 would indeed be their best year ever.

Of course then Covid came along and threw everything up in the air.

Nevertheless, life continued and this week, we’re looking back on our plans to see where they went well, where we had to change course, and whether we learned anything that we can take into 2021. Our conversation spans dreaming big dreams, setting clear goals, understanding your motivation, and the need for flexibility when things change.

We also answer a listener question from Jennifer, who is struggling with how to stay authentic in her work. And I have some news to share: for the first time a 2 hour lesson following me creating two small paintings is available. So if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make decisions to create abstract landscapes take a look at what’s available:

See the Purely Abstract lesson group HERE
Get the full Artist Bundle of lessons HERE

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Next week, The Practice by Seth Godin https://www.amazon.co.uk/Practice-Seth-Godin/dp/0241470048

If you have a question you’d like us to discuss, click here to send it to us

If you are enjoying the podcast this is an easy and inexpensive way to help support it and ensure it continues. The demands of making it each week can be challenging. Your support is allowing us to hire some editing help. If you’d like to help out with a one-time or a monthly donation, you can “buy us a coffee” us at Ko-fi.com

Contribute to the podcast here:

Follow Alice on Instagram @alicesheridanstudio
or Louise @louisefletcher_art

Credits
“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License