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Why Who You Know Matters || Your Secret Weapon As A Business Owner || Build A Thriving Art Business [Video]

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Why Who You Know Matters || Your Secret Weapon As A Business Owner || Build A Thriving Art Business

Why Who You Know Matters || Your Secret Weapon As A Business Owner || Build A Thriving Art Business

Years ago, when I was just out of school and looking for a job, a family friend told me that for many opportunities in life, “It’s all about who you know!” As a young, idealistic college graduate with my newly minted diploma, I wanted to argue – “No, it’s all about what you know and the results you can produce! I should be hired based on merit and talent – not on connections!”

The truth is somewhere in the middle, but I can promise you this – in almost every major milestone in my life, “who” I knew played a major role.

In life and in business, relationships are everything.

In our fast-paced, online world, it’s so easy to get caught up in growing our social media followings that it’s easy to forget that those numbers don’t mean anything without true, authentic connection.

Listen to this week’s episode of the Thriving Christian Artist podcast as muralist Sophie Dare and I chat about how to start and cultivate relationships both online and off to help grow your business, your impact, and your faith.

Be sure to connect with Sophie at or on her website at

The Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program is designed to help artists like you grow artistically, spiritually, and financially, surrounded by a supportive, encouraging community. Learn more about it:

We also have a free, on-demand training on the 5-step framework that we use in the Created to Thrive program that you can take any time – just click the link below to start watching! “How to Start Thriving As the Artist God Has Called you To Be” is available anytime at the link below!


When you’re ready to stop striving and start thriving, here are 3 more ways I can help:

Get my FREE Guide, “5 Biggest Misconceptions About Prophetic Art”
Wondering how to create your art with God or what prophetic art is all about? Grab my free guide and make sure you’re not stuck in any of these misconceptions about prophetic art!
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Connect with God: Discover how to connect with the Lord and discover His intention for you and your art in His Kingdom in my course, How to Connect with God to Create & Sell Your Art
Get more details here ➡️

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🧑‍🎨 About Me 🌳
I am a woven sculpture artist from Asheville, North Carolina, an internationally known Christian speaker, and author of 5 books. I am also an art mentor for artists around the world through my “Created to Thrive” art mentoring program and The Thriving Christian Artist podcast.

In 2009, God called me to “raise up an army of artists to reveal His glory all over the earth.” Since then, I have given my life to helping artists thrive spiritually, creatively, and financially through creating live events, resources, and online opportunities that equip artists to live the life they were divinely designed to live in the Kingdom.


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