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The Life of Art, Series #46

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's last installment in her series "Thin Secret for Success"

THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 13 Thin people do what works

All you're ultimately left with is the path you've chosen, and the story you tell about it. We can't choose whether it will bring us fame, or wealth, or self-worth. Only time and history can do that. But we can choose what role it will play in our life. [...]

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Lori Woodward's discusses the importance of mastery before marketing.

Just Starting Out? Forget The Business Plan - Develop Your Style

I discovered that developing an elaborate business plan, while it was fun, was also a waste of my time and energy. Why is that?... [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #45

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how "When times change, we can choose to change, too."

THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 12 Thin people practice early intervention.

When things change, and the old ways aren't working, moaning and complaining about it doesn't help. It won't change anything. The only thing you can change is?well, YOU. You can change your outlook, your goals, your process, your path. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses facing life's challenges

Temporary Moments of Discomfort

How do you look at life's challenges and problems? Do you face your problems with grace, and with a sense that no matter how dark it is, you'll be better off on the other side? [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #44

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 11: Thin People Favor Bulky Foods

Make your efforts work twice as hard for your art biz! [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #43

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 10: Don't Skip Breakfast!

Whether we do that with the things we make, the people we meet, or simply by being a happier person, that contribution is significant. [...]

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When Lightning Strikes

Today is a good time to think about missed -or captured- opportunities, and to plant a seed in your mind to be on the lookout and ready to jump when opportunity strikes. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #42

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Artist Spotlight - Shana Levenson

Keep pushing yourself, keep getting better. Experiment, have fun and don't be afraid of failure. There are no mistakes, there are only lessons. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #41

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 9: "Too. Many. Notes."

When you try to do everything, nothing gets done. [...]

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Beating "The System"

Engage your mind and find ways to overcome what others have not figured out. Start by believing that you have what it takes, your own unique ideas and perspective, which no one else on earth has. Use it to your advantage. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #40

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 8 and 8 1/2: Thin people watch portion sizes

Take lots of little steps forward, and choose your big ones with care! [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #39

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Put The Fire Out

Although I have reached a certain level of proficiency in several of the principles of art, I find myself returning to them over and over. There is always more to learn ? more work to be done. [...]

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If I Was In Tribe Of Mentors

"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are." [...]

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Warm Memories

Let's each go out of our way to create memories, and let's cherish the memories we hold dear. We would all be better off spending more time enjoying those memories. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #38

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS #6: Thin people enjoy their food. *

It's that delicate balance of feeding all sides of your business that creates success. [...]

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The Tyranny of the Task List

To-do lists are constraints. They are chains. Now, constraints are not always a bad thing. Sometimes we need constraints to achieve positive results. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #37

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 5: Thin people don't sit still.

Success is in sharing that knowledge, that insight, that spiritual growth, your art, the work of your heart, with the world. [...]

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Artist Spotlight - Michelle Dunaway

Competent painting to me means good drawing, concise values, clean color and interesting design, my father always told me in all areas of life to think from the end first. In other words, set the goal of what you want to do, your highest aspiration, and then backtrack and figure out the steps to achieve it. [...]

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Listening to the Voices in Your Head

You have unbelievable gifts within you, things you don't even know you have, that have been molded by the experiences in your life. Adversity may have been painful but it's where many of our gifts come from. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #36

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 4 Part Two: Where (Besides Colorado) Is Your Happy Place?

The world is a big place, and there is a place for you in it, somewhere. [...]

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How to Handle an Art Sale that Doesn't Work Out

Ultimately, I want my clients to buy art because they feel a powerful, emotional connection to the work. [...]

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The Dangers of Mentorship

When you encounter problems, instead of immediately seeking help from a mentor, try to solve it your own way. There is something important, rewarding and fun about forcing yourself to explore unfamiliar areas yourself, alone with your wits, that leads to growth. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #35

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 4 Part One: Where Is Your Happy Place?

Another way artists can self-select for success is to try professional strategies that work for THEM that might not work for other artists--and vice versa. [...]

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The Virtue of Quitting

In fact, being willing to quit things is a virtue of sorts and can be an indicator of how creative and successful one becomes. [...]

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Being Deliberate

What will you do this week to impart lessons to friends, family, and others, which are important for them to hear or experience? [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #34

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 3 Thin People Don't Skip Meals

Fill yourself with affirmations and resolutions. Nourish yourself with the knowledge that the world needs your art. [...]

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Disconnected

There is something about seeing things in a different way that enables you to disconnect with your preconceived ideas. You can more clearly see reality. [...]

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