Table of Contents for Success In The Arts

 
 

Section 1: Personal Experience
1.     Who Is the Grand Poobah?
2.     Fame at an Early Age
3.     Trial By Ordeal
4.     The Issue of Talent
5.     To Catch A Monkey
     •   Eat an Elephant
6.     Challenging Decisions

Section 2: Talent
7.     Everybody has some talents
     •   The Magic of Talent
     •   Inclination, Aptitude and Skill
     •   Talent and Tangent Skills
     •   Craft
8.     Discover Your Talents
     •   Definition of talent
     •   Intelligence
     •   Personal Strengths
     •   Dyslexia
     •   Nurture or Nature?
9.     Models of Talent
     •   The Soil Model
     •   The Seed Model
     •   Why Worry About It?
10.   What is Creativity?
     •   What Creativity Isn’t
     •   What Creativity Is
     •   Brainstorming
     •   Thinking Outside the Box
     •   Using Your Back Burner

Section 3: Smarts
11.   Using Your Smarts
     •   Learning Tricks
     •   The Cycle
     •   Seek a Mentor
     •   Cultivate Challenging Peers
12.   Conventions, Rules & Principles
     •   Conventions
     •   Rules
     •   Principles
     •   Popular Art or Purist?

 

13.   Getting the Breaks
     •   Luck or Leverage?
     •   Get Out There
     •   Underestimating Your Profession
     •   Work Your Plan
     •   The Art of Sacrifice
     •   Marketing Yourself
     •   Attitude Equals Altitude
     •   Aim for the Top
     •   Networking
14.   Don’t Pop Your Own Bubble
     •   Ease Off Before You Pop
     •   Influence, Homage and Plagiarism
     •   Finding Your Own Voice
     •   Never Stop Learning
     •   Take Care of Important Things
15.   Prima Donna or Professional           
     •   The Balancing Act           
     •   Walk the Fine Line

Section 4: Heart
16.   Paying Your Dues
     •   Einstein, Mozart and da Vinci
     •   Stretching Yourself
     •   Get Going
     •   Tough times
     •   Face your bullies
17.   You Gotta Have Heart
     •   Facing Criticism
     •   Personal Taste
     •   Valid Criticism
     •   Consider Your sources
     •   You Still Have to Be Yourself
18.   Getting and Giving
     •   Life As Art
     •   Teaching to Give Back and Learn
     •   No One Wants to be a Wannabe
     •   Don’t give up
19.   What If I Don’t Make It?
     •   Suppose I don’t Meet My Goals?
     •   The Journey and the Destination
20.   Final Words
         About the Author

 
 
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