I’m in the middle of updating my Artist’s Guide to Pricing ebook, so I’ve got “value” on the brain.
The biggest questions rattling around in my head right now have to do with understanding your own self-worth.
Do you, as an artist, truly value yourself?
What makes you feel valuable?
What makes you see the value in the work you create?
How do you go about valuing yourself?
I think it starts in little ways. Silencing the negative voice whispering in your head. Finding cheerleaders and supporters and fans. Rereading a kind note or comment someone’s left you. Little things that add up, little ways to build yourself up.
Most artists just want to feel validated. They want to feel like what they are doing matters.
Some have the ability to turn inward for validation; others need an outside source to tell them they aren’t, in fact, crazy. What I want to know is how do you find that validation for yourself?
If you’ve got some time, I’d love it if you’d share with me any thoughts or examples!