A lot has been written about writers’ and artists’ block, but very little about business block.
It has seven manifestations.
Creative Business Block 1: You don’t know what business you want to create
You’ve heard Steve Jobs’s 2005 commencement address at Stanford, or something similar, and agree that our time on earth is limited, that living someone else’s life, living with the results of other people’s thinking, living within the noise of other people’s opinions, is wasteful.
You’re drawn to the idea of creative business. You want to connect with your truest wants, to have the courage to follow your heart, your passion, your sense of mission and purpose.
You may have a job you dislike or tolerate, but the yearning to create something more meaningful won’t leave you. You spend a lot of time on the internet, reading about others doing things you’d like to do, but you can’t seem to work out your own way.
Or you can’t settle on any niche long enough to progress within it.
Don’t believe the voice that says if you don’t know what you truly want, you have to settle for less. At some level, the noise of others’ opinions is drowning out your own inner voice, which needs excavating.
Tomorrow: You Know Your Niche But You Can’t Get Started
Beating Creative Business Block Series