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MONTHLY CREATIVE PLANNING WORKSHOP!
: Be More Creative, Creative Business, Events & Courses, Go Creative! Show

Monthly Creative Planning Session July 2020

The theme of his month’s creative planning session is “Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats”, SWOT for short, and we’ll be doing a SWOT analysis of where you are right now in relation to your writing, your publishing, and your creative business. About the Monthly Creative Planning Session These sessions are not large webinars but small-group, personal, guided workshops. You leave each month with: Clarity: Your creative month mapped out with clear intentions and a list of actionable tasks. Achievability: Tasks and intentions are realistically time-based Simplicity: No more than one guiding intention and three sub-intentions per month. And no…

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Creative Yoga Retreat
Creative Living: Creative Business, Health and Wellness, Retreats

Creative Yoga Retreat

I’m on holiday from today, enjoying a creative yoga retreat. I’m expecting a wonderful experience in one of my favorite places on earth: the Algarvian southwest coast of Portugal.

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Going Creative in Business
: Creative Business, Monday Motivator

Going Creative in Business: Monday Motivator Week 20, 2019

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…

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creatives aim high?
: Creative Business, Monday Motivator

Creatives Aim High Monday Motivator Week 18, 2019

Our theme for our Monday Motivator 2019 Week 18 is “Creatives Aim High?” (that question mark is important: see below). But first, this week’s creative intentions. Monday Motivator Week 18: 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…

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creating what you want
: Creative Business, Go Creative Tips

Seven Reasons You’re Not Creating What You Want

Here are seven reasons why you may not be creating what you want… and how to fix them: 1. YOU’RE LACKING CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE: By this, I mean the information you need about the creative process and how to engage and develop your own creative capacity. Without creative intelligence, you’re unclear about how conscious creation works. You haven’t learned the essential principles and practices. Result: You’re at a loss or confused. Recommendation: You need to get more information about the true nature of the creative process and how to align with it 2. YOU’RE LACKING CREATIVE AUTONOMY: By this, I mean control…

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creative business the creative way
: Creative Business

Doing Creative Business The Creative Way: Tools for Creative Entrepreneurs

I offer a variety of tools and learning resources for those who want to do creative business the creative way. Creative Business The Creative Way: Go Creative! Workshops These workshops are for creativepreneurs (people who run passion, mission and purpose centered businesses or non-profits). The workshops take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month online at 7pm London time (Facebook Live Video) but the advice is timeless and you can catch up with the replays anytime. Conventional business advice often feels too mechanical and one-dimensional for creatives. Based on the principles and practices outlined in the Go Creative! in Business books, these monthly…

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how to pitch influencers
: Create Dates, Creative Business

How To Pitch Influencers: Make It Mechanical

One of the most rapid and reliable ways to grow our creative business is to pitch other influencers with great ideas and content. And the most rapid and reliable way to pitch influencers is to make it mechanical. Influencers are those who work in the same niche or micro-niche as us, who have larger or different audiences. Among consumers, trust in advertising is at an all-time low but working with trusted influencers brings the trust their followers have in them to us. Successful creative business often relies more on these networks of relationships than on conventional forms of advertising. It can be immensely rewarding, creatively…

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Creative Christmas 2018
Creative Living: Creative Business

Creative Christmas 2018 | Indie Author & Poet Orna Ross

Each year, I have to stop, and get mindful, to ensure I enjoy a creative Christmas. By that, I don’t mean making Yule logs or homemade Christmas crackers. Going creative is not just for work, it’s for life and having a creative Christmas in this sense means deciding what you want to make happen and doing what’s necessary for the outcome you want. Sometimes that means having a few goes at something before you get it right. Try. Fail. Repeat. Fail better. Same always, whatever you’re making. Until you decide you don’t want that outcome any more. The blog is…

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create date park-walking
: Create Dates, Creative Business

This Week’s Create Date: Park Walking

On Saturdays, I write about my create-dates (one of the recommended Go Creative! flow practices, a date with yourself, doing something that feels totally like fun). This week I spent my create date park walking. And taking some photos of the beautiful autumn day. As a create-date, it was utterly restorative and I also (bonus!) got a short poem from it. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.     Create Date Park Walking. A New Poem Park Walking In the falling of the day I think I must take a walk in the falling of the leaves in beloved…

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creative pace
: Creative Business, Productivity For Creative People

Creative Pace for Creative Entrepreneurs: Do You Need to Speed Up? Or Slow Down?

We hear so much about productivity these days and there is a widespread assumption that going faster (and then faster again) is the best creative pace for creative entrepreneurs. But this is by no means always the case. Sometimes what we need is to slow right down. Getting creative around pace means getting conscious around pace: deciding in advance the optimal pace for an activity. How do you decide what pace is right? Generally, routine tasks should be batched and zipped through, and deep work requires you to clear the decks and breathe a little. But there are exceptions. Preparation…

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