Since I shared a piece of art about it taking courage to create yesterday, I thought I'd share a couple of things related to courage with you today.
The first is that I'm taking an online class. I've never done it before becuz I know my learning style is "group discussion" as opposed to "lecture" or "reading". Not that I don't learn from those things, it's that I don't learn as well those ways (I personally LOVE to read).
But I decided to take this class because, well, I'm getting honest here, I want to grow my art business. My accounting career is at a point where I'm very flexible right now, but, honestly, I would like to not have to do it at all. In order to get to the point where we don't need my income from that we have downsized our house and almost entirely eliminated the debt monster. So now it's time to grow the business. YIKES! That's scary!!
I don't know how to market myself (fear of rejection?) or otherwise promote my business so I'm taking a class from a successful artist who has done that very thing, Kelly Rae Roberts. I do believe it's going to be a full-time job attending this class but I think it will be useful. Hmmm. Today's lesson is about blogging - maybe I should have read it before writing this long-winded post?
The second thing I want to share is an amazing video. This is something I've never done before but I feel like I have to spread this message. It's not about art or business or marriage but you can relate it to those things. She doesn't give a HOW-TO BE HAPPY speech (she'll tell you why) but talks about the things that get in the way of joy. It touches on what seems like everything - courage, shame, joy, perfectionism, self-worth, authenticity, vulnerability, more.
You should watch it when you aren't rushed - not just cuz it's lengthy but becuz it's so thought provoking
You can read more at Brene's blog, ORDINARY COURAGE.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Sherry