No Regrets

No Regrets

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”   Mark Twain

It’s just a quick thought this morning. Let that quote sink in a little…it just makes so much sense to take time here and there to ponder a little and think about things you want to do to grow your business and your skill set as an artist.

This is where it might be time to build your business bucket list! I love the concept, but so many of us have it all in our head rather than actually written down. When you write things down they become just a little more real. We all have things we hope to do someday, but we rarely think about business goals beyond growing the business, increasing revenue etc. So, regardless of how absurd or extravagant ideas might seem today, writing them down moves them out of “wish” mode and just a little closer to reality.

So, go for it! Kick back for a little and think about things you want to do to build your business and expand your creativity. There are no rules and no guidelines – just explore, dream and discover.

Then do a bucket list that’s completely outside your business. You might be surprised how closely related the two lists are.


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Skip Cohen

Skip Cohen is an industry executive recognized for his diversity. He has served as past president of Hasselblad USA, Rangefinder/WPPI and in 2009 founded his own educational consulting company. In 2013 he launched Skip Cohen University dedicated to helping artists build a stronger business. He's a regular speaker at a variety of conventions and writes for several different magazines, as well as having two business classes at Click above to visit the SCU blog.

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