I’ll bet you did more than you think.
Take time to write down all you accomplished.
Get a pen and paper or open up a document on your computer and start counting your feats. I’ll be working on mine during the afternoon of December 22 if you care to join me at that time.
Here are some prompts to get you started on your business accomplishments, but customize it to make it your list. Add you personal accomplishments as well.
In 2011 . . .
How many people did you add to your mailing list?
How many Twitter followers or Facebook fans did you gain?
Whom did you mentor or help out?
What organizations were you involved with?
Who were the top ten cool or influential people you met?
Marketing & Business
Where did you exhibit or sell your art?
How did you promote your art?
What did you do to enhance your online presence?
How many blog posts or articles did you write? How many did you write for other blogs or publications?
When did you ask for help or hire someone?
What new marketing material did you develop and use?
What did you try that was completely new?
How did you increase your income?
Education & Exploration
What new art events, galleries, cities, and museums did you visit?
What resources did you discover?
What medium or skill did you attempt or master?
How did you improve your studio habits?
What books did you read to help your career? What videos or films were useful?
What seminars/workshops/lectures did you attend or teach?
What technological skills did you learn or improve?
What did you try that was uncomfortable but helped you grow?
What grants did you apply for?
What grants/honors/awards did you receive?
What articles were written about your work?
Who shared or featured your art?
Where did you exhibit or retail your art?
Where did you save a wad of money?
What was the single best thing that happened to your art career in 2011?
What worthy cause did you support?
How did you enhance your office or studio environment?
It’s easy to feel down about what didn’t get done. Instead of falling into that abyss, celebrate your accomplishments. You deserve the praise.
What 2011 accomplishment are you most proud of? Brag! Tell us about it and how you’re celebrating on the Art Biz Blog.