So this year, facing the annual enrollment at healthcare.gov and subsequent ruin of our December, my wife said, "I heard of this person who helps you navigate enrollment - she's a licensed blah blah blah" (I'm glossing over at this point). I ignored her and stubbornly logged into healthcare.gov - got befuddled and nauseous, and, crying for help I gave the licensed blah blah blah a call. Best decision I've made in months! Done in thirty minutes - and over the phone no less - Julie - we love you!
So it got me thinking. Maybe I should consider having a person (it just doesn't sound as good as "I gotta guy" does it?) for all those things I do myself because I don't feel I can afford not to: stretching canvas, editing video, keeping track of expenses, doing taxes, marketing, heck - even being the family cook. All the things that keep me from doing what I should be doing to make my way in this world: painting.
And then I thought, "I want to do it. But I can't afford to." I'll bet you've heard yourself saying the same thing. I listen regularly to a podcast by the amazing Amy Porterfield and she's devoted at least two shows to this topic. And her answer to the conundrum boils down to this: there is a way to have a person doing those things that suck all the time and life out of your art - find it and do it because the alternative is NOT working for you is it?
So I'm thinking of making a New Year's resolution: 1. Get help with video production and 2. Get help with marketing and 3. Get help with a fitness program - because you know what - you heard it first here - I CAN'T DO ALL THIS STUFF MYSELF - and expect to make a living as an artist.
What do you think? Do you have "a guy"'? I'd love to hear from you.