I’m guessing you’ve never heard of him — even though he’s done 100 speaking gigs a year for the last 12 years for some of the biggest companies in the country, is a bestselling author, and has created an amazing living from making art he loves.
Erik Wahl calls himself a performance artist, and once you see him on stage doing his thing, you realize why.
But he wasn’t always a successful, booked artist traveling the country and inspiring thousands with his work.
He used to be a corporate suit kind of guy, chasing money and working long hours at the office.
Until it all fell apart with the economy.
Through the humbling process of losing his money, career identity, and opportunities, Erik went back to the thing he had loved as a kid – making art.
But this time he had a decade of business experience to turn his creative passion into a full-time living.
What he has created as a result is amazing.
I loved getting into the psychology of a successful artist, businessman, and creative. Erik shared some awesome advice for any aspiring artist in today’s world. And he drew an incredible portrait of me!
If you or someone you know is looking to create a full-time living around your art, take notes from Erik Wahl in Episode 460.