1. Make Friends First
Friendship is built on mutual love, trust, and respect. So too should be the foundation for all relationships in business.
2. Start With The End In Mind
Great artists see their finished piece in their mind before its on canvas. And upon completion the sum of all strokes are greater than each stroke individually.
3. Learn the Fundamentals
Only once the fundamentals are mastered with 10,000 hours can an artist begin to paint without thinking, in true expression of their soul. So too in business, with a complete understanding of the fundamentals, will the decisions leading to success become clear.
4. Develop Your Own Style
Once you know the fundamentals, copying other successful artists is easy yet paradoxically the most risky. Art is the lense through which the artist expresses their soul and we each long to believe we are unique beings. Original art reaffirms our identity when we see a piece of our soul in the work. Without a style we are condemned to a black and white imagination. The same is true in business. Every relationship, every purchase, every decision refutes or reaffirms our self identity. Create your unique brand and speak to the soul of your customers, employees, and stakeholders.
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This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin
In full disclosure Aaron’s mother, Mary Aslin, is an extremely talented artist and is the inspiration for this post. Check out her work here.