Ditch self-doubt to quit your 9-to-5 and pursue your dream career as an artist
Self-doubt can be a discouraging voice that holds you back from reaching your full potential as an Artist.
It's that nagging voice in your head that questions your skills, worthiness, and ability to succeed.
But deep within, there's a burning desire to express yourself, a deep knowing that you're made to create art that resonates with the world.
In this blog post, we'll explore effective strategies to overcome self-doubt, gain the confidence to put ourselves out there, and eventually transition from a conventional 9-to-5 to a life fully dedicated to your art and pursue your dream career as an artist.
Here is the map of this article:
7 steps to ditch self-doubt to quit your 9-to-5
Let's break this down and see the guidelines, this is of course a map and if you'd like to go deeper, I can assist you through my Unshakeable program.
1. Acknowledge and Embrace Self-Doubt:
The first step towards overcoming self-doubt is to acknowledge its existence. Understand that it's a natural part of the creative journey (and more generally part of the package we come with as humans when we incarnate on Earth), experienced by even the most accomplished artists. Embrace it as an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. Remember, self-doubt is an illusion (although it does seem real....) a temporary state, and it does NOT define your skills, gifts and abilities as an artist.
2. Cultivate a Positive Mindset:
Shift your perspective towards a more positive mindset - without by-passing or giving into toxic positivity! I'm actually talking about a proactive and solution-oriented mindset here when I say "positive".
Surround yourself with supportive and encouraging people who believe in your talent. Practice daily affirmations to rewire your thoughts and replace negative self-talk with empowering statements. Visualize success and imagine yourself thriving as a full-time artist. By focusing on positive possibilities, you can gradually build the confidence necessary to take the leap.
If you're feeling some resistance in your body or if your mind becomes active when you visualize your success, there must be a subconscious energy block that we can easily remove in a session during the program Unshakeable.
3. Celebrate Your Journey and Unique Voice:
Recognize and celebrate your journey as an artist. Reflect upon your accomplishments, growth, and the unique voice you bring to your art. Each step you take, no matter how small it seems, contributes to your evolution on your journey to success.
Remember that creativity is always within you, it is who you are, never separate from you and your perspective is everything. Believe in the power of your artistic expression and the impact it can have on others.
4. Set Realistic Goals:
Break down your bigger goal of becoming a full-time artist into smaller, manageable steps that are achievable. Set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant goals. You can even set a deadline if that helps, but once again, be realistic, you don't want to pressure yourself unnecessarily.
By accomplishing these smaller tasks, you'll gain confidence and momentum along the way and you can celebrate each milestones.
Each goal achieved becomes a stepping stone towards the next, empowering you to move closer to your dream self.
5. Seek Constructive Feedback and Support:
Share your work with trusted friends, fellow artists and/or family members. Seek constructive feedback that can help you refine your art and grow as an artist. Engage in collaborations, attend workshops, and participate in local art events to connect with like-minded individuals who understand the challenges and joys of the artistic journey. This support network will provide valuable guidance, motivation, and accountability.
I'm offering opportunities for artists to be guests on my ever-growing podcast, I want to help artists share their inspiring stories with others and have a place where they can apologetically promote their art, whether it's a new song, a new book, new set, whatever it is, come to my podcast and let's share this with the world! Contact me if that sounds like something you'd like!
6. Practice and Refine Your Art:
Dedicate regular time to practice and refine your art. Develop a routine that allows you to consistently create and experiment - this also includes making time for your art and ditching procrastination (that is also a friend of the self-doubt "gang"). Embrace your perceived failure as a natural part of the learning process and use it as an opportunity to improve and readjust as you go. Each word written, or note played/sung is an opportunity to grow artistically and as a human and build confidence in your abilities.
7. Prepare for the Transition:
As you gain confidence and your art evolves, start planning for the transition from your 9-to-5 job to a life fully dedicated to your art. Create a financial plan, be strategic with your finances without giving into the fear of lack and explore alternative income sources such as freelance work, commissions, or teaching. Take calculated actions, but ensure you have a safety net to support your artistic pursuits during the transition period.
This is also something I can guide you to achieve with a holistic / energy approach and of course with the coaching and mentoring.
Pursuing your dream and living a fulfilling life
Overcoming self-doubt and pursuing your dreams as an artist is a courageous act. By acknowledging self-doubt, cultivating a positive/proactive mindset, celebrating your unique voice, setting achievable goals, seeking feedback, and dedicating time to practice and refine your art, you can build the confidence necessary to put yourself out there.
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