COACHING FOR THE ARTIST'S LIFE
Dreams. Goals. Realities.
Live Your Best Artist's Life
There is a state of grace, a peace of mind that comes from living the artist's life as you define it. Setting and achieving goals is how you make dreams come true.
I'm here to encourage your best self, help you set goals and get things done.
Being self-sufficient is a key to a well-lived artist's life.
When you encounter people living their best lives, you are sure to find they know how to get things done and how to involve and train others to help them.
A proverb says: “To go fast, go alone. To go go far, go together.” When you lean into coaching, using a freelancer, or hiring employees, you go far to enjoying your artist's life.
Whether you rely on getting things done yourself, or guide others to do them for you, the more competency you put in the process, the greater your results in life and business.
Turning Dreams into Realities
Dreams and realities don't need to conflict. You can align your dreams with your reality. Then follow with prioritizing your goals and acting on them. The results from completing your most valuable tasks will propel your business.
Accomplishing the goals you set are the key to living a joyful well-lived, artist's life.
FAQS About Working with Barney Davey
The work is about coaching and accountability. I will help you solve problems. You can talk strategy with me to get clear on goals. I am flexible and have options below. We will point at something as Austin Kleon talks about so intelligently in his Pointing at Things blog post. (Please read his post. It is worthy of your time.) By pointing at something, I mean we set goals achievable in the time allowed for them.
Essentially, you determine what you want to (point at) achieve from my coaching help. We take the goal and work backward to identify the underlying tasks to complete it. Then we prioritize tasks and timeframes. From there, it's time to get work done.
You know the thing we're pointing at? We are going to do it, which is what makes this process powerful.
I intend to give you my experience and wisdom with advice on how to use it profitably. I will help guide you to an ambitious but achievable goal for us.
To be self-sufficient, you must know how to perform the underlying tasks to hit the goal. The best way to permanently replace yourself is to train your replacement well. Accomplishing the tasks proves your resolve to complete the plan and stokes your confidence in it.
You may become proficient at the tasks and never need help. Better results most often occur when you include training others to help you. A side benefit of learning and doing the tasks is you can teach your replacement well. Hiring others to free your time is a higher level of self-sufficiency.
I will work with you on any goal that is reasonably achievable in the time allowed to complete it. You can use consulting sessions to create a strategy, develop lead magnets, or brainstorm ideas for your business, and much more.
To make the best use of our time together, we should work on urgent and essential goals. You may have many needs, which is typical. We'll choose and work on one at a time. Here are suggestions to start a conversation for working together with more options available:
- Develop an avatar or ideal customer persona.
- Create an opt-in form and lead magnet offer.
- Build a series of email automation and emails.
- Plan a blog series.
- Create a marketing outreach program.
- Establish a content marketing plan.
- Build a course.
I don't like of hype, upsells, and pressure and I'm sure you feel the same. So, I do my best to give you straight answers. To help you improve and succeed, I offer you my most precious commodity—my time and expertise.
You can book my time in hours, days, and weeks.
My hourly fee is $100. It's a fair rate that would be higher, except I love helping artists. One or ten hours is the same rate because no one can discount time or get it back.
You can book one, two, and no more than three days to start. The rate is $500 per day for six-hours. (The discount is due to less prep, set up, and overtime spillage when working on days.)
Voxer Days are affordable one-to-one coaching opportunities for artists. Voxer is a free walkie-talkie app for your phone. Users can exchange text and voice messages with each other. The cost is $125 per Voxer day instead of the usual $200 in return for your testimonial.
You determine a goal you want to complete; I'll help you create a to-do list to work on during your Voxer Day. Then I will be there for you via Voxer for eight hours. You can send text or voice messages, including links to Loom recordings, to me. I will respond quickly to help you over the current hurdle. There is a surprising amount you will get done when you put a full eight hours into it.
Weeks are 30-minute sessions for four consecutive weeks for $197. At my usual $75 per half hour, this rate should be $300. I set it low to make it affordable as a test and long-term project. To value your time and mine, we honor the 30-minute timeframe. You can only make up missed sessions if you reschedule before the session.
Select & Book Your Coaching Time
You have several options to choose from to book the type and length of coaching best for you. See the "What Are Your Prices?' tab above for details.
I love coffee, dogs, anything mint, and a good joke. My beautiful wife, Mary, is my best friend. For more than 30 years, I've had the honor and pleasure of helping creative entrepreneurs develop marketing plans and strategies.
My path from advertising exec, to author, blogger, course creator, and direct marketer led me to coaching artists. Finding inventive ways to help clients solve problems and succeed keeps me fresh and fires my imagination. I'm lucky to have the time to devote to select clients. It's the best and only way I do business these days.
Barney Davey CEO