Bullying sucks. Want to know what a bully is to me? Someone who attacks another persons character, work, personal life, with threats. They do this publicly and with people around them telling them they are in the right. They do this to make themselves look better (weird), or take someone's success.
I don't tolerate this. Won't tolerate this.
Recently, I found that an artist I was going to do business with, was doing this to other artists around town.
Sorry girl, but this WOMAN does not play that game.
Here is my belief. There is enough business for all of us. There is enough wall space, for all artists to create something. There are enough ears that need jewelry. Enough mugs of coffee to be filled. There is more power when we work together. Community over competition EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.
When you bully - threaten, demean, criticize, act like you are the original of anything - let me tell you that you are not. Someone has done something similar already. Your best bet? Congratulate them. Find a way to empower each other. Build your brand through support. Build your audience by showing them what respect looks like.
Listen - I get it. You want people to like your product. Or your art. Or your whatever you make. Totally understandable. But, put the blinders on and move forward. Don't focus on what they are doing, only what you are.
Trust me, it is way more fun to work with other people, than do things alone.
Thanks for reading!