Welcome to another episode of The Cassandra Gaisford Show, where I interview inspiring men and women from around the world and tell you THEIR story of finding, launching, and growing their own passion-driven life and career. I call these people – Passionpreneurs.
Now let the journey begin…
Today I am super happy to be speaking with JUDY WOODS. Judy is an award-winning artist and globally successful art educator.
Discover how two crises compelled Judy to prioritise what she had always wanted to do and make becoming a full-time artist her focus. Whether you are an aspiring artist or looking for the courage to make a midlife career change, I know you will enjoy this super inspiring interview with Judy.
We discuss why love is the secret sauce to successful career change, being willing to make mistakes, let go of perfectionism, and how singing and dancing is the vibration you want to create. It’s so important to allow yourself to be playful and to infuse your creations with the energy of love.
Judy’s story of midlife career change in the wake of Covid-19 is so inspiring and I know it would be a great help to many people who dream of self-employment as an artist but think it is something that only people with great wads of money, or more courage than a lion, could ever do.
I was 56.
I wanted something that reflected what I was focusing on—Just my name + Art. Judy Woods Art. I create art and teach
I love painting. When Covid struck my partner’s income was impacted. I needed to raise money and I needed to fund my frames.
I had seen it done before and I referenced what others did to make themselves successful.
I used myself as an example
Yes—I love the results.
Prioritise, hired help, lowered my standards
Knowing the numbers
Huge—tech, video creating, editing, marketing.
Know you have a product that solves a problem
Don’t know, it’s all learning, mistakes are necessary to learn
I’ll let Judy share her news…as revealed on her Instagram page—more proof that when you show up for love, love wins!
“It’s been such an exciting day!! Still can’t believe I actually won this award (Art2Life, 2021 JUROR JUAN KELLY AWARD.)
My heart was just about lumping around on the desk in front of me… tears and got all choked up when it was announced…. fortunately I had time to get a grip before I came on video…. then to hear Nick and Juan talk about MY painting in such glowing terms… and then to get an invite to show in his gorgeous gallery… is this me? Is this happening to me???
WHY PLAY IS THE KEY TO AN INSPIRED CAREER CHANGE AND HOW TO DARE GREATLY
HOW TO EMPLOY YOURSELF: TRUST YOUR PASSION
Join me in my in-person abstract painting workshops here in the beautiful Bay Of Islands, New Zealand.
Discover more inspiring career change stories in MidLife Career Rescue: Employ Yourself.
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