Before we begin working through the seven stages of creating a successful creative business, Let’s just check back in on the process of understanding creative intention and setting a clear creative intention
If you’ve any confusion about what you should be doing to make a living, about your yur micro-niche and why it’s important to “go small”, about your customers, fans and followers, who you want to reach with your creative work, you may need some pre-intention work.
Even if you (think you) know all this, you can find great clarity and value from this sort of deep exploration.
Some people think they don’t have time for this, but it can save you years of doing the wrong thing, or doing things in ways that bring in no money.
Once you base your business on your essential values, your most essential wants, your mission and passion and the point where they meet (mashion!) it gives you the unshakeable sense of purpose you need to carry you through the challenges of setting up and growing a creative business.
An energy is generated by this pre-intention work that is far more powerful than willpower or determination.
See the Power of Creative Intention series, particularly Parts 6 to 11.
Power of Creative Intention Part 1: Three Core Creative Principles
Power of Creative Intention Part 2: Why Aren’t You More Creative?
Power of Creative Intention Part 3: The Flow of Conscious Creation
Power of Creative Intention Part 4: What Have You Created Already?
Power of Creative Intention Part 5: Stimulating Wants, Wishes, Desires
Power of Creative Intention Part 6: The Creative Wishlist
Power of Creative Intention Part 7: Choosing True Wants
Power of Creative Intention Part 8: From Want To Intention
Power of Creative Intention Part 9: Stating Your Intention
Power of Creative Intention Part 10: Involving Others
The Power of Creative Intention Part 11: How To Set A Good Creative Intention
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