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al-mcwhite-paintingTake the first step in faith.  You don’t have to see the whole staircase, you just have to take the first step.”  Dr. Martin Luther King

Many people are unhappily working at jobs because they don’t have faith in their ability to earn a living as a full time artist, or because they just aren’t sure where to start.  Fear stops them from taking the leap to doing what they love.

I say, just get started, take the first step, and the rest will follow.

Most professions have a formula you can follow for success.  You want to be a dentist?  There’s a tried and true formula, just as there is for being an accountant, and a salesperson, and a hairdresser.

Being a professional artist is less defined, because there are many different paths to follow, and very few formulas.   But you can look at what other successful artists are doing, and adopt some of their strategies. (more…)