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HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED AS AN ARTISTE EVEN IF YOU HAVE NEVER SOLD AN ALBUM
Success as an artiste depends on your willingness to press forward regardless of the challenges you face. It has become competitive, with the flow of people trying to get into the industry and as such poses great challenges when trying to grow in the industry. In the process of growth, you have to motivate yourself especially when facing challenges.
In order to keep you motivated, we have put together some helpful actionable tips, that you can start to implement right now; they are:
 
1] SET YOUR VISION OR MISSION
As an artiste you have to create and set your vision or mission statement which would help guide the business. It states your core values goals and objectives of the business.
Stating of the mission and vision statement helps in motivating you because it states your targets, why you are in business and sometimes how you intend to achieve your goals. You could set it up as a reminder and let people know about your mission and vision statement which could help in boosting your motivation also moving your business forward.

2] FORCUS ON YOUR STRENGTH
It has been realized that when working with your strengths it improves your life and makes you happy especially when you understand your strength. Focusing on your strength can energize you and lead to a satisfying career.
 
3] INDULGE IN INSPIRATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Involve yourself in inspirational activities, it could inspire you and enable you to work towards greatness. Regularly take some time to check what your fellow entrepreneurs are doing, thinking and sharing based on their own experience. The way you connect with the content can gear you forward and upwards.
Search for YouTube channels, blogs, podcasts, and articles on motivation and then subscribe.

4] NURTURE THE ENTREPRENEUR SPIRIT
Having the entrepreneurs spirit which involves having the ability to grow your artistic skills and create a striving business which could lead to your long term growth is one thing but nurturing this entrepreneurial spirit is a very strong and sensitive task that needs to be done with utmost importance.

5] HANG OUT WITH YOUR FANS
The need and time for Motivation and inspiration differ from one individual to the other.
When you go to your fans and hang out with them, suddenly what you are doing becomes more visual, realistic, and just plain interesting. There is a dynamic quality to spending time with fans as well as hearing and experiencing what they go through.
Some business owners experience
their business by working within it. Numerous CEOs have noted that it was insightful and gave them a completely different picture of their business, including fans and employees.
Go work and engage with your audience in person. You will feel reinvigorated and even come away from it with new ideas and overall renewed purpose for what you are doing. Plus, your customers will be pleased to see you care that much to hang out with them, which impacts their experience.

6] DO NOT PROCRASTINATE
It is said that procrastination is a theft of time, well its true. You cannot get things done when you are procrastinating. When you understand the philosophy of procrastination you may be able to overcome it. Focus on the benefits of getting the work done and start with what you like to do.

7] CREATE TIME FOR YOURSELF
Working as an artiste can completely consume you. When you are in it you lose track of time, days runs into weeks and then months before you realize that you have hardly taken a day off. It is been said that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, no one can go full stream all the time. Have a break each day and spend time doing something you like, this could keep you motivated and refreshed

8] MAKE POSITIVE IMPACT IN YOUR COMMUNITY
You need to realize how much positive impact your services and business is generating in the society; you need to realize that you are important to the future of your community. You are boosting the local economy.
Give back to your community through donations and voluntary work. Involving yourself with the community means more interactions with fans. When you help others in need it makes you feel motivated and stay positive