Welcome to day 2 of the 10/10/10 Project; "10 Women, 10 Businesses, 10 Questions" (Actually, in this case it is the 8/8/8/ Project, a couple of people had schedule conflicts). Each day, for the next 8 or so days, I will be featuring an amazing artist, and creative spirit who has started and built their business from the bottom up. Each artist will answer the question . . .
What part of your business have you delegated or put on hold in order to focus your energy more efficiently?
and on the last day of our project, I will share MY answer for the above question with you. Each of the artists involved will be posting answers to the other 7 questions so be sure to visit their blogs as well. I will provide links to their blogs after the answer each day. Have fun!
Presenting the talented and lovely Stephanie Guimond.
Name of business: Stephanie Guimond - Artist, visionary, avid left-brainer
Social media links:
Artist profile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTUIcky8uOU
Years in business: less than 1
I'm Stephanie Guimond, artist, visionary and avid left-brainer. I paint, I dream big and I love spreadsheets.
In 2008 I picked up a paint brush for the first time since kindergarten and haven't put it down since. My art, like myself, varies in style and personality from the vintage girly to the unexplainable abstract. The most common theme is visibly the feminine, but I'm always exploring...
Working with materials like acrylics, paper, pastels and ink, I'm drawn to an intuitive and fluid approach to painting where images appear organically before being polished into a finished product. Because of this intuitive nature, pieces are heavily influenced by what I'm living the week, the day or the moment they are created. They reflect a personal story that in an odd way infuses them with a universal quality.
I share my home with hubby and Cassie, our Golden Retriever. I left my 9-5 job last fall to try something different, and spend most of my days working in my guest bedroom turned office/studio creating art and other paid work that supports the life I want to create overall.
I am grateful for the opportunity.
Question: What part of your business have you delegated or put on hold in order to focus your energy more efficiently?
In addition to deliberately putting many ideas on hold (specific workshops & services, art shows), I've put some of the administrative parts of my business like filing and record keeping on hold while I work on developing new offerings and expanding my business platform. I'm fully aware that I can only do this for so long before it comes back to haunt me.
I intend to get help setting up a system for records and accounting - I want to work with someone who knows what they're doing to avoid major headaches come tax time. I could do the research myself, but it would take me a looooonnnnng time to figure it out because I'm just. not. that. into it. I've already spoken to someone about it last month, may this very post be my reminder to follow through!
Current projects: a new Website, growing my business with a new left-brain offering called Get Clear, Get Moving (coming soon!), learning to balance it all in my own way