Today, we are here with artist and designer Trenita Finney from Pittsburgh! I have admired Miss Finney’s work and positive movement for some years now and would like to take the time out to highlight an amazing quote from her. I receive her email updates from time to time and she stated on her website, “When I learn something new, I tell the next person how to do it. That way you don’t spend ages trying to do the same thing.”
I feel as though this is very important in the art field. We spend so much time trying to do things better than the next person, that it feels good sometimes to just show someone how to do something you’re doing without any competition missions or anything of that light, just simply wanting to help the next woman or man. I was always taught that the art field is highly competitive and that people will continuously attempt to steal your ideas from right under your nose. This has happened to me many times before in the past and right now presently, but I never let that stop me from pushing forward.
It feels good and I see it as an somewhat of an honor, or something to be proud of that some artists, and other entrepreneurs see me and what I do as something that they want to do. This should not be frowned upon because it simply shows that you are a true leader and somewhat of a trendsetter. You lead your own path and follow your own dreams to make things happen all while influencing those around you, and what is not good about that? We should all eliminate that jealousy and envy that comes along with watching someone grow in their field or position. Take the time to build connections to where you can both benefit from what you are doing. Learning from one another is the greatest thing about life, we should all teach each other better ways of doing things instead of competing every chance we receive. If you have a method that works for you, teach others your gifts and ways of doing things for themselves and their own benefit.
Check out more great quotes from Trenita Finney on her website: http://www.trenitafinney.net and her social media pages listed below! Happy blogging everyone!