What is an Artist Entrepreneur?
But why even go there?
I’ll tell you why. To sort out my mixed up identity and claim something I think can exist but no one teaches. And maybe I’m stubborn that way.
I’m an artist who sees an opportunity to serve and thereby make a living. As an author of fiction and nonfiction, I teach what I’ve learned to others. As a coach and a consultant, I serve in a way that helps my author clients reach their goals of writing, marketing and publishing their books and other works.
The skills that go into being an artist — imagination, persistence, dedication, introspection and lots of and lots of time — also serve me well as an entrepreneur.
I like the word “entrepreneur.” Maybe because it’s a French word and I like and speak French. (Though the French don’t use the word like Americans do.) For me it connotes seeing opportunity and seizing it; it’s about going for it, that risky move when you tell people you can help them and then you do, to everyone’s satisfaction, and you get paid for it, too.
I claim that an artist entrepreneur isn’t afraid to make money for her art, and is willing to learn the art of running a business to make that happen.
What is an Artist Entrepreneur to you?
Am I blowing smoke here? Is this a new perspective? How can we help and support each other in this new awareness? I’d love to hear your take on this topic, too!
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