Monday, July 16, 2012

If only I could just draw funny stuff all day…

These past few days I’ve been away for a little R&R and also doing some reflecting. Thinking about career decisions I’ve made in the past, some good, some bad and some we won’t even talk about.

Gosh, I’m thinking…wouldn’t it be great to just be able to draw and create what I wanted without worrying about money. 

I’ve wanted this so much in the past that I have actually done jobs outside the art field and I was miserable. Real miserable. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

No Way!! Salespeople are more important than who???

When I first read Al's blog titled "Why Sales People Are More Important Than Astronauts"  I said okay he's gone over the deep end now. But out of shear morbid curiosity I kept reading. And much to my surprise, he is so right... Wow, if we didn't have sales people where would we be!!

Here is an excerpt from his blog, and I quote:
If a sales person does not sell a house, 
no one moves in.
If a sales person does not sell a car, 
no one drives away.
If a sales person does not sell an airplane, 
no one flies.
If a sales person does not sell a transport truck, nothing gets transported

Wow, he is so right! 
Even in my art business I can make great artwork but if no one buys it, I starve, plain and simple. So, if I don't sell my art, then somebody has to... 

So in reality either I am the salesman or the art rep that I hire is the salesman for me. And yes, salesman get a bad rap but the reality is, if it weren't for them, where would even an artist be. We would starve! And as I said before, my two favorite things are eating and sleeping indoors.

And Al brought about another good point... here's more from his blog post: