Thursday, September 16, 2010

business reading

the last week or so, i've been doing a surprising amount of reading (partially because anything else makes me cough a lot).

i just tackled the work chapter in gretchen rubin's the happiness project (here's an earlier post on this book) which went right along with this book:

and this one:

while i have a long (LONG) time until i can run Tama Press full time, i've been inspired lately to get off my butt and start making plans. business plans. projections. marketing ideas. line sheets. you get the picture...even though i can't jump head first into my art and throw caution to the wind, i CAN start preparing and taking baby steps for the future.

and here's one more book i would like to start (it's gotten rave reviews):

creative, inc

what am i really enjoying about these guides is that they are not overwhelming, have helpful advice, and break things down step by when i grow up, i CAN be an artist (not the starving kind) :)

1 comment:

Brandi said...

I think it's really important you start planning now -- you'll be all that much more prepared when the time finally arrives. You should check out 7 Habits of Highly Successful People too. That's just an overall fantastic book with good advice on how to live. And I've heard so many good things about the Creative, Inc book; you'll have to let me know what you think.