Gavriella's art word: the French McDonald's
I hope that your week is going well!
This week I went ice skating with my husband.
It was awesome.
I have always wanted to go ice skating with him but we were both persuaded he would hate it.
He still agreed to go because he knows I love ice skating. I don’t do it well, but I love it.
When I was a child we used to go to this kind of big olympic rink in the suburb of Paris. There was loud music and I would skate with my siblings and cousins. I loved it!
Then we would head off to Quick (the French McDonald’s) to have a coke and there there was a pool filled with plastic balls, and you could jump into it using a slide.
While I learned how to ice skate, I fall, from the first time on.
Of course, I was a bit ashamed but my parents told me it was part of learning.
So when I went with my husband who had never ice skated before, I told him chances were he would fall too.
He was really scared of it, but he never fell. Not once!
He lost his balance but didn’t fall! And the whole reason for which he didn’t want to try ice skating was that the scary part is to fall. That was about to stop him from even trying.
Now he wants to go again!
Being someone who thinks a lot about business, I thought this was a great example of a behavior we all have in business.
We want to achieve a goal, we learn how to achieve it, and we don’t try, because it’s too scary even trying!
Don’t assume before you even try, that you will hurt yourself when trying new techniques in your art business. You might actually love it!
What is something that you want to try to sell more art and that you are scared of trying?
Let me know in the comments!