Ep.29: How to set goals and stay motivated with Monique Renee

Monique is a part artist – part fairy bringing all the magic! Her whimsical illustrations are truly beautiful.  She specializes in traditional art and her medium of choice is watercolor. She also does digital art, graphic design, social media management, and visual development. She already has more than 60,700 subscribers on the Youtube!

Monique is a Cystic Fibrosis patient and advocate. You can learn more about CF here: https://www.cff.org/What-is-CF/About-Cystic-Fibrosis/

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Key Takeaways

“Just go with what makes you happy, if it’s art, music, riding unicycles while blowing bubbles. Do what makes you happy and forget the rest, because ultimately what matters is you and how you feel!”

  • Monique had an amazing Graphic Design teacher. He helped to narrow her focus and come back to the basics of why she loves the art so much – the process, not end result
  • Best advice Monique ever received was to learn traditional arts. If you know how to do it traditionally you will be only so much better digitally
  • Monique is really good with goals. She wanted to work for Disney and that helped her to stay motivated, even if she felt down, she followed through. But at the same time, It’s OK to move your goals. There are so many opportunities out there, there are many roads to success
  • YouTube/Networking tips
    • No.1 – put yourself out there. Can be quite scary, but sooner you do it, the better
    • Talk to other artists in your niche, find forums & groups – DeviantArt, FB pages
    • Don’t forget real life networking. So many opportunities can come out of it, don’t disregard it

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Special thanks to Monique for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Monique Renee, used with permission

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