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187 – Finding Courage Through Art with Frances Castro of Francesita by Frances

Frances is in the process of starting her own business, Francesita by Frances, with the dream of making a living income with her art. 

Frances works on canvas and also upcyles furniture. Actually, she’ll tackle just about anything that will take paint.

Bright colors and whimsical themes are fundamental to her artwork as she has been influenced by having lived in Central America for several decades.

Frances’ personal goal is to transmit sunshine through each piece she sells. Her journey to this point has been one of action, decisions and believing in herself.

I’m thrilled to catch Frances right at this point in the development of her new business. As you’ll hear, her background and experience are putting her right in line for success.

Business Building Insights

  • When faced with adversity, you have the opportunity to transform into something new.
  • Art is a mindful practice. It keeps you in the present and focused on creating.
  • Research how to make your business visible and begin to thrive.
  • Focus on what your customer is looking for.
  • Don’t stop. Don’t give up on your dreams.
  • People who’ve found success usually are people who’ve also had a lot of failures.
  • Be determined and resourceful. Also call upon your energy and attitude.

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