I’m afraid charging for my art will hurt my reputation

This is such a common question I wanted to share it here.  Isn’t it cheapening the real process of creating art (music, sculptures, writing, visual art, coaching) if I expect money in return? Andy asks: “Dan, I’m an illustrator and my illustration business is doing well, but I’m afraid I’m more passionate about helping other…

Surely this is not my fault

Shifting personal responsibility has become a national pastime.  Blame, complaining, whining and procrastination are the immediate results.  We see it from the two-year old to the corporate CEO.  Suing McDonald’s because you got fat is the ultimate in finger-pointing for blame.  Just keep in mind no individual can achieve worthy goals without accepting personal accountability. …