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The One Secret of Rich and Famous Artists

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Photo: Damien Hirsts' LOVE OF GOD

Photo: Damien Hirsts' LOVE OF GOD

They say that time changes things.  But you actually have to change them yourself.”  Andy Warhol

There is one secret to success that all wealthy, famous artists share.

And when I tell you what it is, you’ll be surprised, and maybe even a little ticked off.

Some of you will be offended, because it’ll go against everything you’ve been led to believe about art.

And some of you will be relieved, because it will confirm what you’ve always known.

But first I want to clarify the different meanings of success.

What is success?

It is whatever YOU want it to be.

For some people, it’s the ability to do what they love, creating full-time, and earning a living off of it.

And that is the ultimate success, doing what you love for a living.

For others, it’s gaining fame and wealth through their talent.  And that’s okay, too.

For yet others, it’s creating fabulous art in their bedroom just for their closest friends & family.

For those who see success as being financial, I’m going to share with you a HUGE secret, the secret that is shared by the most financially successful artists known, such as Damien Hirst, Thomas Kinkaide, Julian Schnabel and Warhol, creative people who became multi-millionaires off of their art.

But first I want to ask you, are they the most talented artists you’ve known of?  Probably not, though some of them are incredibly gifted, and the others, well, let’s just say that I’ve seen more talent hidden in the attic of the old lady who lives down the street.

What is the one secret that these successful artists share? It’s this:

Financial Success in art has very little to do with talent. Only 10% is due to your talent – the rest is all about business and how well you handle your  MARKETING, PROMOTING, STRATEGY and  PLANNING.

(I can feel the art purists cringing over this, but you know it to be true when you see a guy like Kinkaide earning millions off of his “Painter of Light”  prints).

This shouldn’t upset you – you can’t change what is. Work it to your advantage.  If you are truly talented, and then you apply the basics of business to it, you’ll find great success with ease.

THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS, NO DISCOVERIES, and NO LUCK.

The people that became wildly rich & successful?

They planned it that way.

Maria xxoo

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