Artists and salespeople are fundamentally different people. It’s the nature of being an artist to be always consumed with doubt. That’s the nature that fuels your exploration. And it’s the nature of the salesperson to suppress all doubt and to speak in exclamation points. Now those functions have to exist in the same person.
William Deresiewicz in his Creative Mornings talk on “Generation sell.” There’s some truth in this, but it underestimates the ability of us all to play multiple roles — especially if those two roles are delegated to different spaces (studio/office) and times (morning/afternoon.) As John Waters says, “I make stuff up in the morning and I sell it in the afternoon.” (via austinkleon)