don't know what business to create

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.

But how?

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

Part One: O Sorrow and Shame

Part Three: Can’t Get Going

Part Four: The Strugglers

Part Five: Fizzled Out

Part Six: The Underdeveloped

Part Seven: The Stop-Starts

Part Eight: Wrong Work, Sector or Niche

Part Nine: Creative Cure For Creative Block

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Orna Ross
Author: Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an award-winning author-publisher, advocate for independent authors and other creative entrepreneurs and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).