…On the ol’ tumbling tumblr. New stuff this week. New resolutions for February. Spiffy new art coming to the Etsy shop. Somehow, 2012 feels brand new again.
May be a good day for wearing a funny hat to work. Or maybe crank Prince’s Purple Rain album during your commute, windows down. Or take a twelver of Mountain Dew to share with your co-workers or customers or whomever. Whatever you do to bring some joy and levity to the day, go big with it.
Me? Maybe I’ll sport a funny hat and crank the Purple Rain in the studio. Then I’ll get down to business, if you know what I mean. Oh, and I’ll do the Dew, too. Awesome, man.
There’s a lot of gobbledygook that can derail your best laid plans. Gobbledygook distracts us, it mesmerizes us, it steals our time and diminishes our capacity for making art, for making awesome, for getting the things done that we wrote on the list (the list that was here a minute ago, but now it’s under a pile of gobbledygook).
Think about the gobbledygook that routinely comes around and steals your thunder. Now, imagine taking your thunder and blasting the gobbledygook with it. Your thunder, turned up, turned up more, smoking hot, super heated, full blast. A total blasting of thunder. You, feeling thuderously awesome. Blasting gobbledygook. Being more awesome at the start of a new year.
You have the thunder. It’s in you. Your thunder.
Hello 2012. This year, it may serve the artists, the small business owners, the freelancers, and the indie peeps to be more aggressive. Not saber-rattling and war-mongering and swinging-your-fist-first. I’m talking diligent aggressiveness toward growing your art, your enterprise, your independent megaphone. Like Mr. T after guzzling a twelver of Mountain Dew. Awesomely aggressive.
What could you achieve this year if you committed to thinking bigger, getting practical, getting down to business, and taking aggressive action? That last step, the one where you move aggressively in the direction of your bigger thoughts, that’s where the tire rubber hits the proverbial pavement.
Let’s get aggressive.