There is a spectrum that exists, running between working for someone else and working for yourself. Theoretically, the ultimate state of the ‘working for yourself’ end of the spectrum is having money work for you and not requiring to do any work at all.
There are many reasons why creative professionals do really well in business.
They have an exceptional product. Their skills are refined and glass sharp after years of practice. They’re motivated. They are on top of their finances. They know how to create work that is commercial, and they are great at marketing themselves.
When we look at various people’s successes and achievements, we often try to make sense of how they got there.
Many are in pursuit of knowing how someone created something of brilliance, whether an accomplished art portfolio, an athletic achievement, a music composition, a honed craft, or a successful business.
Hello Red Lemons. Today I wanted to give you some ideas for making more time in your life.
Some of these you may already do. Most of these may be unusual to you. All of these will create more time for you.
Lots of us want to run a business. Lots of us dream of doing our own thing, doing what we love to do, and making money from it. Lots of us dream of being self-reliant.
Many of us have experiences in our past that, for whatever reason, we have felt ashamed, guilty or embarrassed about, that we want to hide from the world and even ourselves.
Two of the best things you can do for your business are 1) coming up with fresh, innovative ideas, and 2) maintaining an inspired and motivated vigour in you as a business owner, freelancer or creative person.
What’s one of the biggest secrets to maintaining focus?
Setting, aiming for and taking action on a number.
Number? What do I mean by numbers? Phone numbers? No sir. The numbers I’m referring to are target numbers: those you aim to hit for each month or year in order to stay committed and focused on a particular task or action.
You’ve probably heard it rattled into your brain several times over the last few weeks, even days: if you want to get anywhere in life, take action.
And when we’re talking about the projects and businesses we work on, yes, taking action trumps all the planning and learning, fidgeting and worrying you will ever do.
There is no doubt that as a wider society, we are putting more emphasis on more than ever before. We want to achieve more and take on more things, have more, live more and see more.
The world is moving. Recession or not, there is no doubt that human society is experiencing rapid change, progression, and a shift in the way we interact, do business, create, and experience reality.
I’ve put together a list of some of the bigger and noticeable challenges being faced by those in the creative industries in today’s world. I’ve also included some suggestions on what you can do to deal with them.
Getting ahead inevitably requires communicating with the right people, especially influential ones. But it’s not always easy to get through or even get noticed. Read our comic for ideas that could help you succeed: