If a teacher is teaching the students in such a way that the students can never forget the same, then the teacher is an artist. If a businessman working creatively and earning money, side-by-side fulfilling the needs of customers too then he can be compared with an artist.
Artists are not only painters, musicians, writers… but you can also call the businessmen, teachers, and counselors artists. The one who is doing what he loves is an artist.
I don’t want to say that money is the motivation for a true artist; even a true businessman put his customers and employs first before money. Money naturally follows artists, as they are more creative and productive while doing what they love.
However, this post is not to tell you how to make money. An expert artist might be a new word for you, so I want to clear that expert artists are entirely different from artists. We will discuss expert artists later in the post.
For now, I don’t want to misguide you with the meaning of an artist.Dictionaries define art as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
It is on you how you interpret the words and their meanings. My perceptions towards anything arise from my own experiences. I learn from books, my life and then share it with others.
The very effective way through which a man can maximise his potential is by SWOT Analysis. SWOT is strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. SWOT is the theory that taught in every basic marketing course, but it can also be applied in any area of our life.
Artists work on strengths and are always surrounded by threats. It is easy to work on strengths. Of course: it is fun to succeed. Weaknesses are internal which artist often avoids and that is why they are always trapped in the threats, generally external, of getting failed, facing rejection and uncertain future.
Expert artists work on all the four aspects. They are different from artists. They work on weaknesses, spend time in reading books, attending seminars, listening audios. Through their weaknesses, they create opportunities. They too feel threats but they know how to overpower it. They don’t run like a mad man hitting head on every wall. They patiently craft their life.
Allison Tibbs, international speaker, author, and coach once talked about his plan The 3E Effect. The plan has simple three principles — Get Educated, Get Exposed, Get Empowered. Experts use most of their time in educating themselves.
Artist To Expert Artist: 3E Effect
- The first step I do every month to invest in books. I never compromise my education with anything. Even, if I don’t have money, I cut the cost from my eating and living expenditures.
As Abraham Lincoln said, ‘Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.’
- The lessons I learned while reading ‘The Long Walk to Freedom’ by Nelson Mandela are enduring. One of them teaches, ‘Virtue and generosity will be rewarded in ways that one cannot know.’ Meeting new people, making new friends and talking humbly with them, give you experiences that bring you closer to a tremendous life. This is what exposure means.
Look what people you are surrounding with. I reminded of a quote that Les Brown, a famous motivational speaker, often speaks in his seminars, ‘If you start running with 9 broke-up people, you will become number 10.’ I felt very enthusiastic while reading his words in the book Mastering the Art of Success later on.
- Many people want motivation to get the things done. Here, empowerment does its role. Empowerment is to remain inspired whole day long. The inspiration that comes from inside has a lasting effect.
I believe that motivation is for lazy people, but by giving the regular motivational sessions, a lazy man can also develop a burning desire for something in his life.
When a man turns the motivation into inspiration, he starts developing himself and then no force of this universe can stop him to spread his gifts to others.
Through SWOT analysis artists can be transformed into expert artists.