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About the Book

Have you dreamed of creating a better future for yourself as an artist? Well now you can. This book provides insights and practical tools for readers to cultivate an inspired, sustainable art career. Both the established artist and the emerging creative will learn how to visualize a better future, empower their creativity, and build a career plan for creative success. Required reading for every working creative, this book will facilitate brainstorming and self-understanding for every career stage, and show artists how to meditate on and apply their values and desires to become more successful.

What’s Inside

It is a fun-to-read self-help guide which will change the way you think and validate the way you feel. It is filled with over 50 different ways to solve career problems and plan the next steps, providing unique career planning exercises and tools including creative visualization meditations, self-assessments, and mind-mapping. Based on the popular Creative Mind, Business Mind: Use of Creative Visualization in Career Planning Master’s course at the School of Visual Arts, chapters include:

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

PART 1: WHO ARE YOU?

CHAPTER 1
The Tools to Build Your SuccessVisioning, Visualization, and Guided MeditationGoal Setting, Self-Assessments, and Self-Exploration

Mind Mapping, Vision Boards, and Journaling

CHAPTER 2
Your Personal VisionPersonal Vision in Career ManagementBuild a Foundation on Your Authenticity

Explore What You Value

CHAPTER 3
You Are a Successful ArtistWhat Success Means to YouYour Definitions Create Strategies

Success is an Evolving Story

CHAPTER 4
Your Unique TalentsRecognize Your TalentsLearn From Your Accomplishments

Connecting the Dots—Your Unique Value Proposition

PART 2: WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

CHAPTER 5
Explore Your OptionsSelf-Reflection is Not Self-AbsorptionMap Out Themes, Options, and Possibilities

Visualize the Future

CHAPTER 6
Uncovering Your Long-Term and Short-Term GoalsCreate Goals That Motivate YouSet Inspiring Milestones

Determine What is Doable

CHAPTER 7
Develop Strategies and Tactics to Reach Your DreamsWays to Approach Your Next Steps: Fire, Earth, Air, and WaterInitiating Action: Mind Map Your Way Forward

Timelines and Buddies

CHAPTER 8
Clarify Your VisionIntegrate Your Knowledge, Ideals, and AbilitiesYour Ideal Life and Career

Serendipity and Synchronicity

PART 3: HOW WILL YOU GET THERE?
CHAPTER 9
Assembling an Action PlanPlans are Flexible ToolsAction Planning—Big List of Small Steps

Map Steps for Business, Creativity, Money, and Community

CHAPTER 10
Create a Momentum Calendar and Vision BoardVisual Time Management ToolsInspire Your Next Steps with a Vision Board

Manage Your Momentum with Pictures

CHAPTER 11
Visualizing Great Business Relationships, Research, and ReferralsFinding the Right AudienceConnect Your Story to Your Audience

Research Matters

CHAPTER 12
Affirmations for Achievement and SuccessSupportive Community is EssentialChange Fear and Negative Beliefs into Positive Affirmations

Compassion and Self-Reliance

CHAPTER 13
Artist as EntrepreneurBe a Beacon in the CommunityThe Right Note for Your Business Plan

Resources: Attract the Money You Need

CHAPTER 14
Building Productive RelationshipsKnow Your Audience and Give Them What They WantResearch Your Partners in Creativity

Reach Out and Assess What Works

CHAPTER 15
Your Sustainable Art Career OnlineSteps to a Social Media StrategyConversation is Content

Go Where Your Audience Is

CHAPTER 16
Take Charge of Your LifeHarmony and Balance within Will Anchor YouPractical Steps Mixed with Inspiring Visions

Sustainable Creative Practices for Success

 

To order: http://www.amazon.com/Create-Your-Career-Visualizations-Self-Assessment/dp/1581159293