All posts filed under: Motivation

How to Expand Your Creative Business: The ‘Daily Drop-By’ 30-Day Challenge

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Clients / Motivation / Promotion / Referrals

Landing new paid work for your creative enterprise can be bloody difficult. Whether you run a bigger creative company or you are a part-timer artist, the biggest challenge very often is to win new assignments or commissions. You've chosen to be your own boss rather than work under somebody else's rules. I hear ya. The freedom to decide when and where to work under your own terms is a delicious idea... ...But with freedom comes […]

Why Creative People Should Bother Adding to the Noise

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Creativity / Motivation / Taking Action

I was emailed by a subscriber recently who brought up, in my view, one of the most significant questions that we face as artists and entrepreneurs. All around us we see other great artists; other people starting businesses; people with incredible talent; beautiful products; people making average work; competition, noise. Stuff. Everywhere. People in every corner of the planet are this very second working away at something new to bring into existence. They are adding […]

7 Truths that Explain Why You’re Winning Less than You Could Be

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Inspiration / Motivation / Personal Development

In a world in which most people are busy covering truths to save face and be nice to one another, sometimes we just need some words of honesty to help those who really need it. If you’re not seeing the results you want yet, it could be that you and those around you are not being totally honest with you. It’s understandable. The truth can be painful. But the truth is vital, because it’s only […]

How I Create More Time and Rarely Get Overwhelmed

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Freelancing / Motivation / Productivity

I still have days where I feel distracted and get less done than I’d hoped. I still have moments where I feel stress and a lack of motivation. There are also days where I spend the entire day working, but usually those days are out of a love for work, rather than a need to do it. There are still some curveballs thrown that catch me off-guard for a while too. Read More

How to Experience a Life Few Will Ever Know and Most Would Envy

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Inspiration / Motivation / Personal Development

What proportion - do you think - of the things you’ve done in life to date are comprised of things that have separated you from the crowd? How many times have you consciously decided to take a route that very few others would ever dare take? This is a post I know will be completely irrelevant to some of you, because stepping out of conformity feels uncomfortable. To others, being different comes easy, like it […]

On the importance of self confidence for meandering art-makers

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Brand You / Motivation / Personal Development

Something I’ve experienced personally, as well as a thing that comes up a lot amongst the creatives I’ve talked to over the years is lacking belief in oneself and one’s work. I still suffer from pangs of low self confidence. Sometimes in the past it has been so crippling that I found it hard facing each day. Some days it still happens, but I’ve learned to get on top of it, and see things the way […]

Why the strategy for reaching your biggest goals is not working, and how to make huge progress

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Inspiration / Motivation / Productivity

How many goals or dreams have you set for yourself that you stopped chasing? A lot of these you might not remember. Many dreams have been rinsed from your memory through selective thinking. I hear a lot of people get excited about a new project; a big plan; a new business; a new book, or a new career. I often cringe when I see these same people years later going about life as if that […]