Overcoming Rejection

No one escapes the uncomfortable feelings of rejection in our personal and professional lives. Applying to universities, a job, prospecting potential clients or opportunities can all cause physical discomfort or pain when we’re rejected. It’s common to feel afraid of failing, rejection and even afraid of success. Everyone says don’t take rejection personally, but when you…

How Social Anxiety Impacted My Life

For as long as I could remember, I’ve been hypersensitive. If I were misbehaving and a parent or babysitter spoke to me harshly I would break down in tears. “Stop all that crying before I give you something to cry about!” I never understood that logic but I figured I better do something quick to…

Can Introverts Grow A Successful Creative Business?

I love speaking with artists and offering helpful tips to improve their art businesses. Recently, I spoke with an artist who quit his graphic design job to pursue selling fine art full time. We discussed the importance of having a portfolio with consistent artwork and building a network. With a startled look on his face, he asked, “how do…