I was listening to an interview with Maria Bartiromo on my drive in to the studio this morning; she has a new book out titled The 10 Laws of Enduring Success. The interview was actually quite good, she is very well spoken and while she is primarily known as a financial journalist, her book is supposed to be more about life lessons and enduring hard times by identifying what really matters in life.
I have not yet read this book, however what really struck me this morning was her answer to the interviewer’s question of “What should a person take away from this interview? If there was only one, what would you say is the most important lesson for someone to remember?” Her answer was that the person who is flexible and who is willing and able to adapt to the changing marketplace will always be successful. My immediate thought was “this is a powerful message for artists that want a career in art licensing”. We have been preaching this to our own artists (ad nauseam they’ll likely tell you) and as you follow the careers of the successful licensed artists you will see that they live this philosophy.
Jim this is a great advice. Being able to adapt in an ever changing market is not always easy but we must in order to stay in the game. I think the key is to find a balance of adaptability yet knowing how to stay true to oneself as an artist. It is important to stay focused and be able to go with the “flow” and know when to change coarse.
Isn’t that the truth! However, sometimes trying to figure out just what the heck you should be adapting to is a challenge in itself!