Category Archives: mindset

The Great Struggle

The Great Struggle

Do you know – that everyone struggles with the issue of Self Worth. EVERYONE!

As in… I’m not good enough, I’m not ready, I don’t think I can do it, I can’t charge that…

Here is an exercise that was shared with me from one of my many mentors that I went through yesterday morning – and I believe it can really help.

Close your eyes and think of the biggest achievement in your life. 
Something you won
Something you had to fight to get
Something where you came out better than ever before
Something where you got it done – no matter what
Something you are proud of.
Got it?
Think about that event for a little while
Dwell on it.
Remember how it felt to achieve it…
Got it clear?
WHO did that?
Was it you? or someone else?
No one else did that. Right?
You are the one
No one else.
YOU can do stuff.
YOU Have done it before.
YOU have the power and the strength.
YOU are good enough.
Hold on to it.
And move forward with strength and courage.
YOU can achieve great things.
YOU already have.

So know that you are not alone in the struggle. Let me know if this exercise was helpful and share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Secrets to Art Licensing Success – Interview with Tara Reed

Secrets to Art Licensing Success – Interview with Tara Reed

An Interview With Art Licensing Expert Tara Reed. This week Carlos and I had the great privilege to talk with art licensing expert Tara Reed. Tara talked about what it takes to thrive in the competitive field of  art licensing. As with most art based professions things have changed a lot in recent years and…Continue Reading

How To Fund Your Next Art Project With Kickstarter. Interview – Antrese Wood

How To Fund Your Next Art Project With Kickstarter. Carlos and I get together with plein air painter Antrese Wood to talk about her recent successful Kickstarter campaign. In this interview Antrese discusses how she used to Kickstarter to quit her job and pursue her dream.  It’s not easy to quit a comfortable job like…Continue Reading

Dealing with Burnout and the Time Management Train Wreck that Follows

  In today’s episode Carlos and I talk about burnout. Sometimes we get so busy with all the things we need to do to successfully run a business we forget to give ourselves a break. Being creative is a lot of work and balancing the demands of a busy schedule can get pretty stressful. Stress…Continue Reading

The Power of Gratitude

Be warned, this one got me all choked up  (didn’t see that coming). Live on camera no less. “Urrhhh…. Curse you Bob Ostrom!!!” We live in a very fast paced world, often taking so much that is around us for granted, people, experiences, opportunities. As artists, we often have the opportunity to be more introspective than most.…Continue Reading

What do Dating and Freelance have in Common? -Friday Hangout With Carlos and Bob –

Carlos was telling me a story about a radio show he was listening to the other day where a caller was asking about dating and confidence. The host began to talk about how important it is in the dating world and that got us to thinking. There are a lot of similarities between dating and…Continue Reading

Interview with Renowned Character Designer and Artist’s Advocate Stephen Silver

Interview with Renowned Character Designer and Artist’s Advocate Stephen Silver

Join Us Right Here LIVE on Friday 3/21 at 12:00 PM EST     From humble beginnings drawing caricatures at Sea World in San Diego, to starting his own illustration company called Silvertoons and being hired by the likes of Warner Bros. Television Animation as a character designer. Join children’s book illustrator Bob Ostrom and…Continue Reading