Entrepreneurial Traits Series: FOLLOWING INTUITION

Michelle Micalizzi, Artist(All Rights Reserved) Given that synchronicity, my last blog for 2016 is fearlessly following intuition. In reflection, it makes sense to call out what has fueled and guided me thus far —intuition; my “True North.” Following my intuition is exactly the course I plan to relentlessly pursue as I embrace the Fearless Projects Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: FOLLOWING INTUITION[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: PURSUING PLAN A2

Michelle Micalizzi, Artist(All Rights Reserved) Initially, I thought the topic of this blog entry would be Fearlessly Pursuing Unchartered Territory. As I write this, I am in California checking out the gallery scene for the Art of Fearlessly Doing Business (AoFDB ) California show I hope to do in August 2017. Originally, I had set Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: PURSUING PLAN A2[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: MAKING ART

Michelle Micalizzi, Artist(All Rights Researved) The past 2 weekends I have had the pleasure of checking another item off my bucket list. This Bucket list item was added to my list the first Thanksgiving week that I was in Arizona in 2009 when I attended the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour. The Cave Creek Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: MAKING ART[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: FAILING FORWARD

Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) “I want to help you learn how to confidently look the prospect of failure in the eye and move forward anyway, because in life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with them. Stop failing backward and start failing forward!” Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: FAILING FORWARD[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: CREATIVITY

Michelle Micalizzi, Artist(All Rights Reserved) Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. ~ Wikipedia I believe that art is business and business is art. Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: CREATIVITY[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: BREAKING THE RULES

Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) Joe Robinson in his 2014 article, “The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs,” in Entrepreneur Magazine stated that “Entrepreneurs exist to defy conventional wisdom.” He goes on to say that “In fact, simply starting a business breaks the rules, as only about 13 percent of Americans are engaged in entrepreneurship, Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: BREAKING THE RULES[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: FLEXIBILITY

Michelle Micalizzi, Artist(All Rights Reserved) I love it when the topic of the blog and my life coincide. In fact, I am not sure anymore which comes first – the topic that I am blogging/writing and painting about or the life/business event. The first thing I experience, with almost every blog topic or interview, is Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: FLEXIBILITY[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: SELF-BELIEF

Michelle Micalizzi, Artist(All Rights Reserved) “First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.”~ Walt Disney Joe Robinson in his 2014 article, “The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs” in Entrepreneur Magazine stated, “Self-confidence is a key entrepreneurial trait. You have to be crazy-sure your product is something the world needs and that you can deliver Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: SELF-BELIEF[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: VISION

Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) “Make your vision so clear that your fear becomes irrelevant.” ~ Someone Really Smart As I was thinking about the concept of vision, and what it means to build one, I had a few thoughts. One of those thoughts is that many people confuse vision with mission. The way I Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: VISION[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY

Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) Dealing with Ambiguity Defined: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty. One of the reasons that some people stay behind the protective curtain of the 9-5 employee life is the inability to Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: PASSION

Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) This week’s entrepreneurial trait is passion, which has been on my mind for days. How does one communicate passion for what we do for a living? I guess the first point of reference has to be myself. What am I passionate about? I am passionate about true entrepreneurs. I Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: PASSION[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: PROCRASTINATION

Silly Doodle by Michelle Micalizzi inspired by Tim Urban.(All Rights Reserved) Tim Urban’s TED talk describing procrastinators is just hysterical! Please take a moment to listen to it – it’s totally worth it! I can completely relate to the reality of procrastination. Yes, indeed we all are familiar with the “Instant Gratification Monkey”, The “Rational Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: PROCRASTINATION[…]

Entrepreneurial Traits Series: TENACITY

Art by Michelle Micalizzi (All Rights Reserved) ALL WORK SOLD | Retail Available Soon Joe Robinson in his article, “The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs” from Entrepreneur Magazine’s January 2014 issue states, “Entrepreneurs who can avoid saying uncle have a better chance of finding their market and outlasting their inevitable mistakes. This trait is known Read more about Entrepreneurial Traits Series: TENACITY[…]

FEARLESS ART 2016 – I MEAN BUSINESS!

  2016 GOAL In 2016 my goal is to have a daily habit of making work (art) so that I can keep opening the door that writer Julia Cameron is speaking about in her daily meditation book “The Artist Way Every Day – a Year for Creative Living“. In today’s meditation she describes very well Read more about FEARLESS ART 2016 – I MEAN BUSINESS![…]