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Looking for art career inspiration and ideas while you’re working in the studio or schlepping your art across the country? Alyson Stanfield helps you be a more productive artist, a more empowered artist, and a more successful artist. https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts/

Feb 14, 2019
Gwen Fox, a professional artist, instructor, and coach, joins the show to talk about building confidence. We discuss the difference between a belief and a truth, silencing our inner critic, how to overcome setbacks and deal gracefully with unwanted commentary. Gwen shares some of her own affirmations and gives specific ways in which we can use goal setting and visualization to create a life we may have never even dreamt was possible.

 

In this interview, you will Gwen hear talk about:

  • What you can do when your confidence is dashed, and how perfectionism and negative self-talk doesn’t help.

  • Why some people appear more confident than others, and where confidence doesn’t come from.

  • Why it’s crucial to surround yourself with those that give you confidence.

  • Gwen’s personal experience of an authority figure questioning her intellectual capabilities, and how she finally shed the belief of not being “smart enough” that plagued her for years.

  • The difference between beliefs and truths, and how to acknowledge and then silence your inner critic.

  • Why so many artists suffer from the imposter syndrome, and how to combat it.

  • How the words you choose to describe yourself shape the entire creative process.

  • Examples of affirmations that Gwen herself uses for success and confidence.

  • How Gwen looks at failure and mistakes as learning lessons and highways to success.

  • The two best words you could ever ask yourself: “what if”.

  • The importance of using visualization, affirmations, and goal setting as tools to shape confidence and release your artistic voice into the world.

  • Why Gwen fully believes we produce better art when we are kind to ourselves.

 

Resources:

Gwen Fox

 

Quotes:

  • “Confidence is a mindset.”

  • “Creating comes from your soul, and it’s where you reveal the deep, intimate side of yourself.”

  • “Your creativity is what is so important. No one has your voice.”

  • “What we feed ourselves mentally is what we bring about.”

  • “The most important real estate in the world is the 6 inches between your ears.”

  • “Know that failure is an event, it is not personal.”

 

 

*** This episode is brought to you by the Art Biz Inner Circle. This is a group of unapologetically ambitious artists that my team and I worked with for a year. We help our members with goals, mindset, business strategies, and focus. See – http://artbizinnercircle.com ***

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