I want to work for myself.
I want to share my message with the world.
I want to be in control of my own art.
These are all common, yet simply unfinished reasons of why you should become an artrepreneur. Becoming an entrepreneur is hard work, and you’ll need a unique and passionate WHY to help you overcome hard times. But here’s what’s wrong with these WHYs: they’re focused on ME. Myself, my message, my art.
When times get hard, it can be easy to throw in the towel when you don’t feel the motivation anymore. After all, if this is about ME, why should I continue when things aren’t making ME feel good? BUT, if you refocus your WHY on OTHERS, you’ll be more motivated to continue through tough times even when YOU aren’t feeling it. More so, customers are drawn to companies and individuals who they feel are benevolent and trustworthy.
So, why do you want to become an artrepreneur?
Others deserve to have their voices be heard.
Others need the freedom I can help provide.
Others want more beauty in their lives and don’t know where to find it.
If you refocus your WHY on others, it’s harder to give up, because someone is relying on you. Someone is relying on your creativity, your content, your art.
So, what’s your WHY? Simon Sinek, best-seller and inspirer of millions, has an amazing TED Talk about the importance of finding your WHY. Watch for some artrepreneurship inspiration:
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Simon talks about how your WHY is crucial for inspiring action from your potential customers. By understanding your WHY and relating it to your WHAT, customers have a better reason to purchase your services. Not only that, but with the proper WHY, you have a motivator in the good and bad times along your artrepreneurial journey. When things are going great, a WHY helps keep you grounded and focused. When things aren’t going so well, a WHY helps keep you inspired and motivated.
Your WHY should be at the core of your value and messaging. It’s often disguised as the problem you help solve for your customers. If you’re having a hard time figuring out what your WHY is, take some time to think about the problem you’re helping to solve for others. Check out this article for some help.
By now, the importance of discovering your WHY should be obvious. Don’t fret; finding a WHY might take time, and that’s okay. Take the time to build a solid foundation for your dream brand and business. Artrepreneurship is a journey, not a one-stop destination. In your journey of bringing real value to the world, don’t overlook the importance of your WHY.
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