Embracing the Abundance Mindset: Thriving as an Artist

By Sergio Gomez

Years ago, I stumbled upon a concept that completely transformed my artistic journey: the scarcity vs. abundance mentality. It opened my eyes to two distinct mindsets that artists can adopt, each with its own profound impact on our creative lives.

The Scarcity Mindset: Fear and Isolation

In the world of art, the scarcity mindset can be all too familiar. It's the belief that everyone is out to steal from us, that we must guard our knowledge and connections at all costs. We may even think that others should go through the same struggles we did, fearing that someone might surpass us on this artistic voyage. It's a mindset rooted in fear, isolation, and a constant need to protect what's ours.

The Abundance Mindset: Sharing and Collaboration

But then, there's the alternative—the abundance mentality. This is the mindset I wholeheartedly embrace. Instead of hoarding our knowledge and experiences, we believe in sharing them generously. We understand that when we lift each other up, we all flourish. There's no fear of losing ground or opportunities to others because we recognize that when one of us wins, we all win.

Building a Career on Abundance

Throughout my artistic journey, I've built my entire career on the principles of abundance. It hasn't always been easy, but the rewards have been immense. By embracing the abundance mindset, I've discovered a world of collaboration, support, and growth. It's a mindset that allows us to thrive collectively and create a positive ripple effect within our artistic community.

Which Mindset Resonates with You?

Now, I want to hear from you, my fellow artists. Which mindset resonates with you the most? Do you find yourself leaning toward the scarcity mentality, holding onto fear and isolation? Or are you drawn to the abundance mentality, eager to share, collaborate, and uplift others?

Uniting as Artists: Together We Flourish

Remember, my friends, we're all in this together. Our collective experiences, knowledge, and talents have the power to transform not only our individual journeys but also the world around us. Let's embrace the abundance mindset and become catalysts for positive change within our artistic community.

Keep Creating, Stay Inspired, and Thrive Together!

So, as you continue on your artistic path, keep creating, stay inspired, and remember that we're here to support each other. When we let go of fear and embrace abundance, the possibilities are limitless. Let's celebrate each other's successes, share our artistic magic, and watch as our combined brilliance lights up the world.


Sergio Gomez, MFA
Artist | Curator | Author | Art Biz Coach 

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