A piece I wrote for artists this morning.
Can all say we have never seen this before in our lifetime. The coronavirus has taken over our minds, our psyche like nothing else. It has seized many with fear, of the unknown, and the future. It has thrown every plan out the window. It has halted the economy and life as we know it.
Many artists and small businesses will fall under in this crisis. But how do we survive this thing moving into, the future? The cause is evident, but the effects are not yet known.
I’ve always been a checks and balances kind of person—one with a plan. Failure was not an option. This strategy worked when I was younger. For 17 years, in a tough economy, I operated my own stores, where I had the control, where I could gauge the outcome, and sometimes I could not, but I took the risk anyway. Most of the time it worked.
But this is somewhat out of my realm.
In light of all the artists show cancellations such as Santa Fe Indian Market 2020, our venues for income are gone.
Below is my own strategy that I share with all of you, and I hope it helps.
Answer These Question for Yourself
Because I believe nothing good in life is static, like Art, it must keep moving and evolving. Believe that you can redesign your life and even Art when necessary. These are all questions you need to ask yourself and answer. After you have the answers, you can make a plan. It is not always that simple, but at least you will have known for yourself and what you are capable of doing now.
The biggest obstacle is fear, do not let it immobilize you. Release that fear from your psyche, it has no control over you. Replace it with a belief in yourself. You will survive this time, take it by the horns or the ball. Be the wild woman or man that you are, and ride it out … with your own plan.