WHO WE ARE
ARTISTS READY TO TAKE ACTION
We are artists that do the work. We show up for ourselves and each other. We take big steps. We try new things. We get uncomfortable.
We do this, because our art is important.
MANY ARTISTS BELIEVE THAT SELLING WELL MEANS SELLING OUT.
The HYBS community brings artists together to focus on building businesses with purpose. When we get clear about our purpose, business becomes fun and allows us to connect with the people who need our art the most so we can make money and continue doing what we love.
I help artists create successful art businesses.
I got my start in sales and marketing, selling contact lenses to optometrists.
I learned by doing.
I learned how to fail and how to sell, how to manage my time and set goals, and how to connect with people.
I wasn't selling contact lenses...I was selling better vision and better lives.
You are not selling art, you are selling beauty, meaning, connection and richer lives.
This belief drove my business from $6K in the first year to multiple 6 figures last year.
Running a business isn't hard, you just haven't learned the basics yet.
You aren't born with magical business skills.
Business is learned.
But not by reading books, or taking seminars and trainings...but by getting out there and doing it every day.
And if that sounds scary, it's ok. You just haven't learned how to do it yet.
As an artist you understand this. You must learn how your medium and materials work before you can use them the way you want in your art.
You need to test how the paint spreads, or the brush feels, or the clay molds, or the fabric lies, or the metal bends. You need to get in there and use the materials, and make adjustments, and experience them fully.
This is how you master your art.
This is how you master your business.
When you master the basics, you can create a business that aligns with you.
Running a business is a creative expression if you let it be.
Too often though, artists resist the idea of being a business owner.
They have thoughts like, "I'm an artist, not an entrepreneur.", and "The art should speak for itself." and "I just want to be in the studio, not behind my computer all day."
These thoughts result in less art being created and less art in the world.
Our world needs YOUR art.
I can show you how to look at your businesses through a new lens.
I can show you how to stop resisting your business and start seeing it as an extension of your creative self.
You can't make art for a living if you don't figure this out.
Your business's job is to make money so you can keep making your art.
We spend way too much time complaining about running our business...when all it's trying to do is give us the lives we want.
Let's get to know our businesses better, one building block at a time.
This is how it's done.
This is how I learned.
That is what we do here in Have Your Best Show.
We tackle the basics, and then apply them to our business, evaluate our results, and then share our experiences with each other so we can collectively learn and support one another.
Ready to Get Started?
WE GET ONE LIFE, ONE SHORT AMAZING LIFE....LET'S FIND A WAY TO MAKE THE ART AND THE MONEY SO WE CAN ENJOY THE HELL OUT OF IT.
Jump on our waitlist to learn more about HYBS and when we reopen the doors.
MEET OTHER ARTISTS
Spending your days in the studio can be isolating. Meet like-minded people with similar goals, and tap into each others experiences and strengths.
Pick and choose what you want to explore inside the forum. Each month there will be a basic to focus on. You will also have access to previous basics and access to the community collective experience.
PLAN YOUR SUCCESS
Whether you are planning to rock the 25 Days of Minis this December, getting ready for a solo show or wanting to dive into the world on online exhibitions, we can help. We will have monthly and quarterly planning calls set up to help you do just that.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Each month is dedicated to explore an area of your business. We do this together as a community so we can build off each others experiences.
Decide what offerings you will be making this holiday season. Develop a product plan. Create a holiday gift buying guide. Identify the roadblocks that may get in the way and a way to overcome them.
Getting Things Done
Decide on a project management system. Review your commitments. Break your projects into chunks. Practice scheduling your weeks. Acknowledge and address the things that get in the way of getting your things done.
Get comfortable with the topic of money. Uncover unhelpful beliefs about money. Find opportunities to make more money. Use revenue goals to guide and align projects. Set a 30 Day Money Goal. Unearth your money habits. Review your money systems.
Planning a Launch
Decide on an offer. Identify your audience. Set your launch goals. Craft an email sequence. Build a social media campaign.
Review your year. Decide what you want to keep doing and what you want to change going into next year. Celebrate your wins. Reach out and thank those that made a difference in your life this year. Download all your thoughts about where you are right now. Download your thoughts about where you want to be. Make decisions.
Streamline your business. Review your processes. Audit your systems. Document your artwork. Organize your studio.
Decide what results you want to create this year. What projects do you need to complete to support those results? Pick a project management system that you'll use daily. Practice weekly planning.
I didn't realize that there was so much more to learn. Having a supportive community of artists is unbelievably motivating. I only wish I had something like this 30 years ago.