RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Jun. 2, 2008 at 1:20pm

Be A Successful Artist with Success Succession (SS) Semiar!

RR Anderson is teh Best at Art. Periods.

Do you like art? Do you like Money? Do you like art made out of money? Do you like sexy women and fast cars? Well you seem to me like somebody who is RIPE FOR SUCCESS! Do you want the secret for success? Sure we ALL do.  But you're not going to get that out of me here, right now, right this second. No way.  That would be a fucking joke. Why? Because my success depends on teaching you the success in a successful, meaningful and profitable way for me and you, but mostly me. 

Success is like Pirate Treasure...  Once you Have it, you must kill everyone who wants to take it away. 

Lets look to history.  Remember all the successful people?  Like those kings... um Jesus.  Elvis.  Madonna.  Rodney King. Larry King. Martin Luther King. King Kong. Hong Kong. King of Queens. Queen (rock group).   I guess you're starting to see the pattern: All these people are successful.  And that's not even the ones who were assassinated OR died horribly painful AIDS deaths.  No sir, even then they were more successful than you.   You could say success is a cruel mistress.  You could say a lot of things.   But then we'd be talking and not being successful.   

The Devil You Say!?

There are things called Faustian bargains.. you know where you get supernatural success by selling your soul to the devil...  or science or a time machine related plan.   Get a ticket on the clue train buddy.  There is no such thing as time machines, science or devils.    No all we have on this god forsaken earth is dirt, blood and trees  (Maybe some other stuff, but that's not successful thinking).    


Important Secrets in Art that you normally must pay up to $1000.00 pyramid scheme seminar to learn!!!!

  1. Ignore everybody.
  2. The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to change the world.
  3. Put the hours in.
  4. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.
  5. You are responsible for your own experience.
  6.  Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.
  7.   Keep your day job.
  8.   Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity.
  9.  Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.
  10.   The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.
  11. Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.
  12. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.
  13. Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.
  14. Dying young is overrated.
  15.  The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.
  16. The world is changing.
  17. Merit can be bought. Passion can't.
  18. Avoid the Watercooler Gang.
  19.  Sing in your own voice.
  20.  The choice of media is irrelevant.
  21. Selling out is harder than it looks.
  22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.
  23. Worrying about "Commercial vs. Artistic" is a complete waste of time.
  24.  Don?t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.
  25. You have to find your own schtick.
  26. Write from the heart.
  27.  The best way to get approval is not to need it.
  28.   Power is never given. Power is taken.
  29.   Whatever choice you make, The Devil gets his due eventually.
  30. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.
  31.   Remain frugal.

(all these secrets were stolen)

comments [26]  |  posted under art, cartoonist, humor, success, training


by jamesstoweart on 6/2/2008 @ 1:32pm
Sign me up, I need more art success from successor successors.

by NineInchNachos on 6/2/2008 @ 2:03pm
Successful artists don't "sign up for success"

Successful artists have success thrust upon them.

by jamesstoweart on 6/2/2008 @ 2:13pm
Damnit, I need more thrust... or thrusting...

SUCCESS THRUST (band name)

by NineInchNachos on 6/2/2008 @ 2:18pm
brush with SUCCESS THRUST® for cool mint cavity fighting political reform! Animal tested and Mother approved (oily discharges reported if taking anti-depressants... talk to your doctor). APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!

by Spencer on 6/2/2008 @ 2:19pm
Successful artists... hmmm. I know it's a tough one. I'd think the first step is Faith in yourself in becoming an artist. Next is mastery of "the craft" of the medium. Like when Lino visited Pilchuk Glass. He was amazed at both the creativity and also their lack of any real skills with the medium. Successful art requires mastery. I used to teach choir and photography. Without that level of craft, everyone sings. Everyone takes pictures. Everyone (nearly) draws. Faith and craft make the art. Yes, there's a ton more. I'd start there. I used to do a lot of woodturning. The stuff was ok, but I was no master. I needed to invest the time in the craft of it. My main drive is elsewhere. I think I'm selling my lathe. Interested? haha

by Spencer on 6/2/2008 @ 2:22pm
I love how those art test ads always say you can be a serious art student. They never say you can be a real artist. I wonder if anyone ever flunked an art test????

by Erik on 6/2/2008 @ 2:24pm
Successful artists have success thrust upon them.

Perhaps the only difference here between friends is the appropriate output measure for success for artists or anyone else for that matter.

How would one even determine if they were successful?

Is difference of opinion between RR and Spencer one of the desired goal or one of methodology?

Successful artists have success thrust upon them.

You have hit on one of RRs long suits there Spencer.

However, perhaps you two have more in common than you might realize.

by Spencer on 6/2/2008 @ 2:37pm
Actually, there is no difference. As you say, what is a successful artist? Is it in the satisfaction of what you do? Is it in financial reward? Is it in public recognition? What kind of success do you want? Then, do what you must to do achieve that kind of success. Whatever you kind of success, it must be striven for. Success in arts becomes a mad compulsion that drives the spirit to push ever onward. I also write instrumental music and put it onto a CD. I shopped it around and got nowhere except for one label said they'd sign me on except they already had an artist in the style I wrote in. I still listen to it an am amazed that I wrote it. To me, I am a success, just not financially as a musician.
What kind of success do you want to be?

by NineInchNachos on 6/2/2008 @ 2:47pm
Perhaps it's done already, perhaps they have said me already, perhaps they have carried me to the threshold of my story, before the door that opens on my story, that would surprise me, if it opens, it will be I, it will be the silence, where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.

by NineInchNachos on 6/2/2008 @ 3:31pm
Spencer, you seem like a cool dude when you aren't pimping the 'success success life success' sales jargon.

I recommend going to Stadium Video and picking up a copy of the 1991 cult film Rubin & Ed might save your life before it's to late.

by ALT on 6/2/2008 @ 3:55pm
Wait a minute - so you don't have to be dead to be a success?

by Heather on 6/2/2008 @ 4:02pm
ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh! Rubin & Ed. That is exactly the movie that has been on my mind the last two days. I just couldn't put my finger on it.

I'm beginning to wonder if "Spencer" has already seen it.

by NineInchNachos on 6/2/2008 @ 4:31pm
THE CONSPIRACY wants to you believe you have to be dead to be a success. THE CONSPIRACY props the dead up like scarecrow... putting their faces on money, naming holidays after them.. etc.

This is because successful dead people cant lead the living. We The Living are the greatest threat to THE CONSPIRACY and therefore no chances can be afforded.

Donate a used typewriter to me today if you want to clarify your own motivations related to pursuing career success.

by Spencer on 6/2/2008 @ 4:40pm
Hmm. I was at a Chamber of Commerce meeting Friday where the guy who puts this blog site together made a presentation and requested that businesses come onto the site and start a blog related to their business. It was a serious offer made to serious business persons. Yes, blogging is a different sort of critter and all. Were I "wearing a different hat" here and writing for a different purpose I could share more about the more mystical sides of myself and my personal art and music. As it is I choose to not wear all that stuff on my sleeve in this environ. The LifeSuccess stuff is real, like it or not, then move on. To learn of the other side, see me perform at the Antique Sandwich Company nearly every Tuesday at the open mic put on by Victory Music from 7-9. I emcee about half the time.

Oh, as to the "Pirate Treasure" thing in the intro. That is so wrong. True success is non-competitive. A truly successful person creates successful persons all around him or her. Competition is for the small-minded and outdated. If you ever actually learned anything about it you'd already know that.

by jenyum on 6/2/2008 @ 4:46pm
Well, one of the important things to realize about the blog medium, is that it's very irreverent. Must have a sense of humor, which is not antithetical to doing business.

by Spencer on 6/2/2008 @ 4:57pm
Well, I don't want to seemingly take over someone else's blog here. Particularly when I know it's entire purpose is to poke fun at what I do. Wrong audience.

by NineInchNachos on 6/2/2008 @ 5:10pm
I'm just trying to figure you out Sir. See what you'll react to. You do seem like a sweet guy... just the 'success speak' has that fake plastic robot/cultist vibe to it... sort of a drag. Maybe we can help jazz it up a bit.

by Erik on 6/2/2008 @ 5:14pm

You have certainly been covering the blogosphere with your posts and endured a slew of RR Anderson's quips. You have raised alot of interest.

Quite simply, you are one heck of a blogger!

Better than making a single post and having it ignored.

Do you have a U tube sample of you giving success coaching or giving a speech so we can assess your product?

Also, who in Tacoma can you mention that you have coached?

Do you (not Proctor) have any testimonials you could link to that might describe the change in conditions before and after your success coaching?

If you don't have one, perhaps you could make a short video and post it. I know of a local video guy who visits downtown parks often could do a great job. I am sure his rates are fair.

by Spencer on 6/2/2008 @ 5:37pm
I hate the fake plactic thing. I think you are stereotyping me here. I've put out some rather basic info on what I do and really held back on the rah rah stuff. I hate phony rah rah stuff. I deeply enjoy what I do and people who hear me really love what I present. Stereotyping is such a funny thing. We all do it. It helps us organize the information in our mind. It is the first conclusion we jump to. Then, with time and more information we recatagorize and drop the stereotype. I am quite genuine as a person, and it has cost me over my life.

Great response, thanks. I started blogging on a Comodore 64 back in the 90's. That was really something. The whole group was socially loaded for the kill.

Unfortunately, I am actually relatively new at this and building the business (as they say). I am going to pick up a little digital recorder so I can audio record my presentations to put on CDs to sell or give away. No video yet. I've heard that one before and I know I need to get on that one.

I have worked with many people, but that's a bit like asking a psychologist for a patient list. There is one person I've worked with that many of you may actually know.

Oh, ya, I'm a sweet guy to a fault, just ask me and I'll tell you about it.... lol.

Ya, I think the community is working. We seem to have punched through suspicions. Ya, I'm older and all that stuff, but, my 22 yr old son's friends think I'm pretty cool. I like that as a benchmark.
Joy ya all!

by NineInchNachos on 6/2/2008 @ 5:43pm
Erik, who are you calling a quipper?

Spencer seems lonely. Maybe we should hook him up with the Microdermabrasion lady.

by Spencer on 6/2/2008 @ 5:56pm
? Lonely?
Well, my wife has been visiting her folks in Canada, but is coming home tomorrow.

Today was a work at the home office day with book writing and preparation for a biz expo and presentation on Thursday. I won't usually be this active with the chat stuff. It's fun though. A bit too addictive though. I remember that from the Commodore 64 days.
Joy and Success,

by MsNarcissist on 6/3/2008 @ 11:50am

Spencer seems like a perfect match for the microdermabrasion lady. Both use this blog to blatently sell their crap. I don't read Feed Tacoma for the cheesey late night infomercials

by NineInchNachos on 6/3/2008 @ 12:00pm
You've got to peek through the armor of cheese to glimpse the human being underneath... the easy thing would be to dismiss them.. to throw the junkmail in the recycle bin, yet these people have been abused by commercialism and need our help. Destiny has led them here. So why not try an engage them?

by dawntown on 6/3/2008 @ 1:24pm
I like the picture at the top

by Spencer on 6/3/2008 @ 1:54pm

by Spencer on 6/3/2008 @ 1:57pm
??? computer goof. Anyway,
Ah, youth never changes in thinking it somehow knows some deep truth that evades those who have more miles on their shoes. It's the great mandela. We grin.


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