Monday, January 30, 2012

The best way to grow your business......

  • Make your customers love you.
  • Give until it hurts.
  • Say yes to everything you possibly can.   Don't say yes to things completely outside your comfort zone, beyond your talent or capabilities.  Be a modest artist: if you truly can't, freely admit it.   But where it is possible to say yes, say yes as often as you can. 
  • If you are able to share a technique with a fellow artist or offer some really savvy advice, please do it!   But, do it in a humble, gentle looking down your nose at a neophyte. 
  • Don't be jealous of others' successes.  They have worked hard, too.  
  • Don't disrespect your competition.  They are banging their heads against the wall too....     
  • Develop an attitude of respect; always have integrity in your work and business ethics.  Worry about what's in front of you, what YOU can do to make people smile, and let others worry about what they are doing.
  • Be sure to SMILE, yourself.
  • It's NOT about you,  it's about the CUSTOMER!
  • May you all enjoy success in what you do, and joy in doing it, this year--and for many years to come.