“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Are you experiencing inner pain about your business and career? Are you undergoing a bit of a breakdown as well as the sensation that you are at the end of your rope? Well as President Roosevelt once said “…Tie a knot in it and hang on.”
Easily Actualize Your Goals
It can sometimes seem like the goals you have for yourself are too large to actualize. it helps to write down your long term goals and then to break these into tinier steps, next making even shorter steps under the tiny ones and so on, as detailed as you need. Once you have done this it can be easier to actualize your goals!
And here’s an interesting insight. No one else is better than you are, and unless someone is a sociopath, they experience the same feelings of insecurity that you do. It’s just that they push through these feelings and move forward anyway.
First off, we’d like to give a shoutout and thanks to NYC AIM and NYC Workshops, two entities that work very hard on making life easier for artists. Which brings me to the crux of what I am going to be discussing today: survival of artists of any kind.
Why Not Choose It?
Maybe I’ve been pursuing this thing in a backward fashion. I have been looking at it as being housing for artists, assuming that they are not rich. But why can’t they become rich?
If they did so this would make it a lot easier to find good artist digs, because they’d have the cash to buy it. So instead of seeking affordable artist housing, maybe a better path to travel on is to up the dollar amount you’re bringing in.
They Title Says it All
And as luck would have it, a project I’ve been working on with both NYC AIM and NYC Workshops is a tutorial entitled “How to Make Money as an Artist.” By collaborating on this we’ve really come up with some terrific ideas.
Does it Need to Have 50?
The long term plan is to work with the new group USA eLearning to convert our notes into either an online course, an email course or an eBook. All formats seem suitable. At this point we have less than 50 strategies. We’d really like to have 50 because it is a nice substantial number. Also, it is a number that would work well if we were to teach an NYC Workshop.
More Promising Outcomes
As a result of our meeting yesterday, we all dug deeply within ourselves to come up the tactics. We are all of the belief that one of the reason that there is such a thing as a “Starving Artist” is due largely in part because many artists don’t know an alternative approach to their lives with more promising fiscal outcomes.
This was the core of the whole ArtisticPreneur idea that many of you know about and that was taught to participants of NYC AIM. An ArtisticPreneur is part artistic person and part entrepreneur. The two ends of the spectrum don’t have to be mutually exclusive. They can be one and the same in the mind, heart and ambitions of a person.
Which Side of the Brain are You?
Just because you may be more right brain oriented with creativity and the arts, doesn’t mean you can’t sometimes function with more of the left side of your brain performing tasks that have to do with logic, such as in science and mathematics. And in this case, math is money!
How do You Get Your Copy?
But once it is done, this is going to be one of the places it will first be announced. Because again, this might be a better approach overall in terms of securing artist housing. Instead of having low cast artist housing which is only available to the very poor, why not consider the other approach which is to make more ducats!
Stamas’ story will likely be of interest to those residing in New York City who are searching for housing opportunities. John too has been taking a spin at the NYC Housing Lottery wheel, hoping for a lucky break. Here’s how he’s been doing with it so far:
“It’s a process that has lots of obstacles in the way, a key one being luck. So far luck has not been our experience but people I know have hit the jackpot!”
Actual Success Stories
John went on to tell us about someone he knows getting into Manhattan Plaza in Hell’s Kitchen/Midtown at the original artist rate. And if you’re feeling down you could get inspiration from the various processes of NYC Workshops or even NYC Create.
Another Success Story
Turns out that Stamas knows a cellist who got into housing for classical musicians, plus another individual he met who got into housing for fine artists.
Is There a Secret?
We asked Stamas if he knew what their secret was. Here’s what he said.
“There’s no secret I can see other than persevering, not giving up and looking for the right fit. The cellist was ready to throw up his arms and move into our building but then the opportunity came for “classical music housing” at the last moment.” He now lives with his family in a great section of Manhattan, NY!
1 Chance Out of Thousands
We asked John Yianni Stamas if there were any lotteries he is involved with for the moment and he said that there is a NYC Housing Lottery opportunity. He told us that his wife had a friend who knew about it and now they just need to beat out the 26,000 other folks who are also in the race!
Stamas reminded us to pass on to you that if you search the search engines you will likely find housing that could be right for you. Or even check the NYC Workshops’ website for strategies that can help one stay on track. NYC Create is also a good choice. John suggested that the more specific you are about the details regarding yourself (profession etc.) the more likely you will be to finding a housing match to apply to.
In Search of Housing for Artists and an Actualization of Their Goals