Our theme for our Monday Motivator 2019 Week 20 is Going Creative in Business. But first, as always, it’s time to outline the coming week’s creative intentions.
Monday Motivator Week 20: Facebook Group
In our Go Creative! in Business group, each Monday we outline our creative intentions to each other. And then we follow up on a Saturday with what we’ve actually accomplished during the week.
What’s unique about our group is that our report is given under the three hats a creative entrepreneur must wear: that of Maker (who produces), Manager (who processes) and Maximizer (who promotes).
Here are my creative intentions for this week.
MAKER (Producing): Finish Part I of long poem and get Creative Self-Publishing ready for submission to editor the week following.
MANAGER (Processing): Finish website one revamps.
MAXIMIZER (Positioning): Finish fiction and poetry newsletter remakes.
Monday Motivator Week 20: What About You?
That’s what I’ll be up to. What about you? What will you be producing (Maker), processing (Manager) or promoting (Maximizer) this week? Do pop over to our Go Creative! in Business Facebook group, where we support and motivate each other. It’s completely free, there’s no selling or self-promotion, and you can leave anytime if it isn’t the right fit for you.
So you’ve nothing to lose and it may be just the creative boost you need.
Monday Motivator Theme Week 20: Going Creative in Business
As I get ready to reopen the Creativist Club and prepare a new book about creative self-publishing for the editor, our theme this week is “Going Creative in Business”
There’s a lot of information around now about creativity and the creative process…. but so much of it is highly mechanistic. Plans, time management, schemes, schedules, endless things to do.
But you’re not a machine. You’re a unique individual making what you are making within a unique confluence of conditions. Those conditions are composed of:
- what’s going on in your outer world, as transmitted through your outer senses: sight, taste, touch, smell, hearing.
- what’s going on in your inner world, as transmitted through your inner senses of perception, insight, intuition, memory and imagination.
Those conditions, inner and outer, operate at three levels: the conscious, the unconscious, and that liminal place in between, the subconscious. And they keep changing in a never-ending flux. No wonder it sometimes feel overwhelming, even chaotic.
Any overly-simplistic or rigid creative method that fails to take account of all that, essentially of your uniqueness as a human being, fails you.
I hope to sift out the ones that don’t.
Conventional business culture is set up around power, money and prestige. As CEs (creative entrepreneurs), we want more than this. A business that also delivers meaning and passion and purpose, mission and meaning.
So we must establish and run our businesses within a conventional culture, while relinquishing its values in favour of those that are more creative.
This isn’t easy, especially when we’re starting out.
All our training moves us in the direction of outer rewards. If we’re not aiming to make money or impress others, what’s going to drive us? Will we lose our motivation, wind up sitting at home watching daytime TV? Is our passion strong enough to take us through?
Thinking like this is a temporary phase many CEs go through at first, when the values of the conventional world are loosening their hold on us, but we have not yet quite moved over to the creative way.
As you build from creative principles, you’ll begin to perceive where your business fits in and come to trust more in your own values.
Going Creative in Business: The Power of the Subconscious
What we don’t see, until we go creative, is that when we claim what we most truly want and devote ourselves to it, the action has repercussions way beyond ourselves. Something else comes in and lifts us up.
That our subconscious and unconscious are far more active, and far more effective, than the conscious (“con”) mind wants to admit. That when we trust ourselves–the exact truth of who we are–and give it expression–through those five inner and outer senses–we are safer than it has ever imagined.
What about you? Does this theme have any resonance for where you find yourself right now. Come on over to our Facebook group and share your story.
You can pre-order Book One here: Three Pathways To Profit for Creative Entrepreneurs: Practice, Process, Positioning.