How well prepared do you show up for a job, competition, photo shoot or to teach a class? Do you arrive at a gig or an event ready to wing it or ready to rock it?Â If you want to rock the body painting, succeed in business, be recognized as a great teacher or get that perfect image to immortalize your work, remember that it is YOU who creates this moment and that it takes preparation to experience it.
First we must commit to prepare our minds and our skills by learning all we can by observation, studying and practicing our art forms. The amazing truth is that the more prepared we are, the â€œluckierâ€ we get because preparation gives us confidence. Our success in anything we attempt will depend on how soon and how carefully we prepare.
Want clients to tip you? Arrive self contained and prepared to do your best with a tip jar clearly visible.Â Want a chance at winning the competition? Start thinking ahead of time about your design, accessories and prepare to win by practicing till you get it right? Want the image of your work to be priceless? Prepare with this in mind. Do not leave it up to the model or the photographer to think on the spot of the best ways to capture your work.Â Prepare some ideas of your own.Â Is your goal to be in demand as an instructor? Show up to your class prepared with an outline and well rehearsed in what you are going to share. Follow the proud motto of the Scouts and BE PREPARED. Success depends on it.
2011 Face and Body Art International Convention Body Painting Winner Andrea O’Donnell
Article by Marcela Murad