Obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
by Skip Cohen
We're all dealing with a giant obstacle right now - the pandemic. I'm not talking about the fear of Covid-19, but the challenges in dealing with everyone's opinion. Suddenly we're buried in medical experts, with so many people in social media recently getting their junior medical degree. I put up two posts on Facebook over the last couple of weeks, only to take them down in less than 24 hours, as they became platforms for people to share their "truth," politics, racism, and even religion. If there was a way to get off track, they did it.
I see the most significant obstacle as being analysis paralysis as too many business owners are looking like a deer in your headlights! None of us know what to believe anymore regarding the virus. However, the one common denominator is every artist questioning the best ways to start getting business back on track.
This isn't meant to be a long, drawn-out "how-to" post this morning, just plant a few seeds to get you to start taking action:
Here's the bottom line - you're the only one who can impact rebuilding your business, but it takes focus. You know how to hold focus with your camera, and now it's time to take an intense look at your business. Everything has changed because of the pandemic, but that doesn't mean business isn't out there!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.