Three Steps to Monthly and Daily Entries in Your Bullet Journal— Article Three

by Lynn S. Schwebach One of the best lessons I learned starting a bullet journal focuses on over scheduling, and for some reason, writing it down the old fashioned way—analog—made me see this better than any other organization system. (For an overview on the rhyme and reason of bullet journals, see my article, "Bullet Journals …

Three Steps to Start Your Bullet Journal—Article Two

by Lynn S. Schwebach After a few weeks of my new bullet journal sitting in its shrink wrap on my desk, I finally opened it, and I started my new organized life. My friend Chip introduced me to the bullet journal concept, and she came to my house to show me her FABULOUS (a.k.a. artwork …

Bullet Journals Help Artists, Entrepreneurs and Professionals Get Organized— Article One

by Lynn S. Schwebach I think my friend Chip (her Vietnamese name is Pham Van Anh) and her “bullet journal” will change my life, but first let me explain. Plain and simple, a bullet journal is a way to get your "to do" list and future goals on paper—in a systematic way. But any kind …

The Artist Entrepreneur Will Appreciate Lisa Congdon’s “Art Inc.”

by Lynn S. Schwebach I love the internet, but sometimes I get lost clicking several links as I read, getting off topic and into areas that aren't relevant. This happens a lot when I am seeking business advice on selling art, because I tend to find artists' works I admire and then I am totally …

Three Foundational Tips for Creative, Effective Leadership

by Lynn S. Schwebach An environment of spreadsheets and analytics seems far removed from art studios, but those who study motivation and problem solving say there is much to learn from studies on creativity, and it directly applies to the business world. According to management researchers, it’s a specific type of leadership that ultimately motivates …

Six Marketing Tips for Artists Using Instagram

by Lynn S. Schwebach Imagine if Vincent Van Gogh had been able to post his art on Instagram and people from around the world would have seen his genius. It's likely that Instagram, and its millions of users and buyers, would have allowed this impoverished artist a more financially stable income. We will never know …

Why Cutting Arts Funding Impacts the Bottom Line

by Lynn S. Schwebach Eli Broad, founder of two Fortune 500 companies, billionaire, philanthropist, education reformer, and world-class art collector, told Charlie Rose in an interview exactly what he has learned from artists: “I’ve learned to be a lot more ‘broad’ minded. Artists see the world differently than bankers, lawyers—than we business people.” Excuse the …

For Selling Online, Consult Handmade Seller!

by Lynn S. Schwebach As a creative internet seller, do you sometimes feel like Dorothy trying to get to Oz, relying on advice from scarecrows and tin men traveling the same road, realizing months into the journey that you aren’t any further along than when you first started? Worse yet, maybe you majored in marketing …

Personal Branding Builds Confidence

by Lynn S. Schwebach Visual artists, writers, musicians, actors, or anyone working in creative fields struggle every day in the workplace and community to have their voices heard, to get   their achievements recognized, and to get the exposure they deserve. It’s demoralizing and exhausting and often the price paid is an erosion of self-confidence. …

Basic Steps to Building a Personal Brand

by Lynn S.Schwebach I have helped other businesses with branding, but sitting down and doing it for my new art business was like jumping in a cold lake on a winter day. Naked. It’s a lesson in taking the advice you dish out to others, and applying it to your own life. But I learned a …