Ok today I am trying to figure out how to post my products in here. This is a test:
It worked! yay!
After thinking about my bathroom, LOL, I thought, “Hey T-Shirts!” So this is the T-shirt I made yesterday with some positive attitude on it.
Yesterday another positive thing happened! I sold a plate! I also had a sale in my SecondLife Marketplace store, someone bought a virtual neon sign. Now, in total, counting the 2 things my Mom bought, a postcard, the plate an the neon, I have made $5.90. Get the Mercedes dealer on the line please.
I was thinking about the stuff from yesterdays blog, trying to believe in myself and all that, and I think it’s good to actively cultivate a positive attitude. It’s good to fight the evil voices in your head that constantly remind you that you are lazy or a failure or stupid or whatever. But, believing is just one step. It’s only a partial step isn’t it? If you truly believe then you take action, don’t you? (this is the generic “you” not you)
You can’t simply believe yourself into being a good artist, or being successful. You have to pick up the paintbrush. You have to prove the voices wrong by DOING it. You have to make a plan. You need goals. SMART goals – Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant & Timely. In other words, I can’t just make some pretty products, stick them on the site, and expect to earn a living by sales falling in my lap.
This is why I made myself a schedule the other day *GASP* Yeah I hate schedules. Maybe this idea needs some attitude adjustment too. My schedule will be a tool, not my master. I may not stay on this schedule. Actually, in 3 days, I have not stayed on the schedule yet. I could beat myself up about it, but I’m not. It’s my schedule. I can decide to stay on it or not. Stuff comes up – like today I have to go grocery shopping – oh well.
Even partially following it, I accomplished more on those days than usual. One way it helped immensely was keeping my mind on task. My mind goes in 47 directions at once usually. The result is that I might sit at the computer to work. I do a little bit of promotions and then tweak the websites, and then do some drawing, check email, check FB. At the end I have not fully fixed any website issues, only created 4 items in Zazzle, never formulated a solid plan for promotions etc… The schedule I made sets time for each of these activities. When I sat down to create products, I had something to say to the brain gremlins who would have liked to drag me away to drawing or Facebook. Yesterday I got 12 stamp designs done.
Well, my time slot for blogging is over now, see you tomorrow.