Layla Fanucci is an artist and entrepreneur, renowned for her signature style of cityscape paintings. She exhibits her work at a number of impressive galleries and museums around the world, including The Louvre in Paris.
When Layla discovered her true calling, it was the only drive she needed to propel her forward in her career. Her success story was so pivotal to me and my journey. I’ve spoken with her daughter, Michelle Fanucci, on the podcast before and talked about how Layla’s story inspired me to make a huge change in my life.
In this episode, we talk about how Layla got to where she is today, her keys to success, and learning what our true calling is. This has been one of my favorite interviews, enjoy!
Radically Purposeful Layla
Nurturing her artistry and dedicating herself to painting 200 paintings in 2 years Figuring out how to make art a business by focusing on each 50/50 Setting a goal to make as much as she did teaching or go back to her job
Radically Inspired Clarity
You have to focus on the one thing you love to make it happen. It takes devotion in order to succeed in your passion. You don’t have just one talent. In 10 years you might find another and nurture that. Later, you might find another. Nurture what you love and it will grow. Be very clear about what you really love to do. Being clear on that is the biggest step because then you can take steps to make it happen.
Layla’s Keys for Success
1) Find your passion
2) Have a plan
3) Work really hard
4) Focus on your goals
5) Give back
Layla Fanucci Answers…
How can you be an artist and be good at business? What if I don’t have anything I love to do? What’s the best advice you can give about following a passion?
Radically Loved Quotes
“When you follow your passion and you work really hard, the money follows.”
“Really dedicate your time to what you love to do. Your passion is nurtured and then you can climb up that ladder.”
“If you don’t believe in it, it’s probably not going to go far.”
“You can do anything, but no one’s going to give it to you. You’ve got to make it happen.”
A Little More About Our Guest
Driven by a desire to evoke her experience of the city, she achieves remarkable harmony in these resonant works. A musician before becoming a painter, she captures the rhythm of the great metropolis, the lyrical splendor of its skies and the cacophony of its streets. Looking at the scenes, one understands why people return time after time to theses places, like musical phrases we never tire of hearing, always finding something new in them.
In Fanucci's dream like paintings, the relationships of building, massed like blocks, transmit the grandeur and intensity of the urban environment, framing the crowds that swarm below them. Dense, deeply felt, intriguing and masterfully painted, her cityscapes draw us in because of the passion in which they were created. www.laylafanucci.com/