For the past year, I’ve been a part of the E-Myth Group Mastery Program. If you read my blog regularly, you know I’m regularly saying you need to invest in your business and invest in your education. This was my big education / business investment both in time and money and has, as with other classes and events I’ve invested in, been challenging, eye-opening and moved me forward.
I’m honored to say that E-Myth reached out and asked me to be a part of their podcast series. I don’t just talk about art licensing but choosing art as a business, the challenges I found in implements some of the E-Myth principles and more.
Or you can learn more about what E-Myth is here… E-Myth is short for the “Entrepreneurial Myth” – author Michael Gerber contends that the concept that American’s are entrepreneurial because we start a lot of small businesses is false. He contends that ‘technicians’ – people with skills (like artists) have “entrepreneurial seizures”, get fed up working for others, think they can do it better and go out on their own. But he believes we own our jobs more than we own a business – because many small business owners do everything and the business would die if they left it for any length of time. Interesting, huh?
I’ve sort of come to terms with owning a hybrid – I partly own a business and mostly own my job.
My goal is to move it a little more towards owning a business so I can take a break and still make a living. I recommend reading the book, it might not be for you 100% but I guarantee if you are open to new ways of looking at things, you will find nuggets of gold for your business.
As always, here’s to your creative success!
– Tara Reed
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