Back to reality… I just got off the boat yesterday from my most wonderful week at sea… hope you didn’t miss me too much! 😉

We relaxed, I read 3 books – NONE of them business related – ate, slept, relaxed and hung with my honey.  But now – it’s back in the saddle with my eye on SURTEX!

While I was on board, I went to a seminar about detoxification, not only did I begin to think I needed to put one of those green “Mr Ick” stickers on myself (if you have kids, you know what I mean, right???)  but I heard something I wanted to share with you…

They say KNOWLEDGE is power, they are wrong.  ACTION is power.  You might know what to do but if you don’t take action, it doesn’t really matter that you know it.

Of course, they were talking about nutrition but it holds true in just about any area of life – including the business of art licensing.  You can know what you should do, but unless you take action, try it and SHOW your work to someone, you won’t ever know if licensing is a fit, will you?

Just some food for thought… are you stuck in analysis paralysis where you are learning, learning, learning but not actually doing anything? Or are you afraid to show your work because then if you are rejected, your dream of licensing your work is shattered?  Maybe it’s better to think about the possibility and keep it in the future instead of giving it a shot?

The only way to get anywhere is to take action… every day or at least in some consistent matter.  Are you taking action or just gathering knowledge that you may never use?

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed