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    Exclamation Do NOT make a New Year’s Resolution: Do These 3 Things Instead

    I repeat; do NOT make a New Year’s resolution, especially if it concerns your creative business ideas. Successful creative entrepreneurs don’t make New Year resolutions; they make strategic plans for the New Year.

    I guarantee you that the company that you currently or previously worked for did not set “New Year Resolutions” as a method to increase their revenue for the coming year. So why should you?

    To keep it simple, do the following instead:

    WRITE


    Write down specific goals that you think are achievable in the new year. Keep these goals to a minimum, realizing that you can’t accomplish EVERYTHING. These goals will be the one, two or three things that you KNOW you can complete if you put effort behind them.

    DEADLINES

    Write the goals down on what I like to call a “L.T.P.M. System” or “Low Tech Project Management System”. This is just my fancy-shmancy term for an old-fashioned calendar! Whether you use an electronic version on your computer or cell phone or a no-frills version hanging in your kitchen doesn’t matter. What DOES matter is that you write down your goals, work backwards and identify milestones that lead up to the target, then give yourself deadlines for accomplishing tasks. Having goals with no deadlines will have you exactly where you are right now a year down the road with no progress.

    OUTSIDE ACCOUNTABILITY

    This is where the rubber meets the road. Your creative business or idea will involve others, whether they are customers or people working with you to help you reach customers. Bringing others “in” is where the idea transitions from just a cool thought in your head to a real initiative that involves the time and money of other people. Yeah, at this point you need to be accountable! This is where your goals and deadlines leave your calendar and become part of the calendars of others! Meetings that you schedule; follow-up and fulfillment that you agree to, all “force” you to make good on the goals you’ve set.

    So, instead of making another empty resolution like everyone else will, do these three things instead if you really want results!
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    Really, one giant thread. It'd make life much easier.

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    Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V.

    You could have just said "Hey, go look at this/my article that I/Someone else wrote over here.


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    We do transmutational yoga and eat alchemy sandwiches and ride flying unicorns of esoteric freudian solipsism while googling anthropology. Whee!

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    You think you're inspiring but you're not.
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    To late I already made mine.

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    I never make New Year's resolutions.

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    I'm already paying for art lessons from Satan, and he told me to make resolutions.
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    "Skill is the result of trying again and again, applying our ability and proving our knowledge as we gain it. Let us get used to throwing away the unsuccessful effort and doing the job over. Let us consider obstacles as something to be expected in any endeavor; then they won't seem quite so insurmountable or so defeating." - Andrew Loomis

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    My new year's resolution is 300PPI, same as the old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nezumi Works View Post
    I'm already paying for art lessons from Satan, and he told me to make resolutions.
    I read that as " Im already taking art lessons from Santa ", I was like " wtf Santa cant paint hes just a well known delivery boy. ". Boy was I wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonobot View Post
    I read that as " Im already taking art lessons from Santa ", I was like " wtf Santa cant paint hes just a well known delivery boy. ". Boy was I wrong.
    Now don't you be talkin' down my boy Santa. He picked up a few tricks hangin' around with that Rockwell dude, y'know.
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    "Skill is the result of trying again and again, applying our ability and proving our knowledge as we gain it. Let us get used to throwing away the unsuccessful effort and doing the job over. Let us consider obstacles as something to be expected in any endeavor; then they won't seem quite so insurmountable or so defeating." - Andrew Loomis

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    Don't make an art resolution, make your art resolute.

    One line man, one line. Well, two now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonobot View Post
    I read that as " Im already taking art lessons from Santa ", I was like " wtf Santa cant paint hes just a well known delivery boy. ". Boy was I wrong.
    I hear he used to do a lot of Coke with some painter dude named Sundblom -- he musta picked up a few pointers back in the day.

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