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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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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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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 Business, Creative Practice

Three Kinds of Creative Flow Practice: For Body, Mind and Spirit

As many of you know, I’m putting together a quarterly planner designed to help creativepreneurs apply the Go Creative! methods. For all sorts of good creative reasons, the planner (and the series) emphasize the importance of three kinds of creative flow practice. The three practices are: Effortless Exercise for body F-r-e-e-writing for mind Inspiration Meditation for spirit. Each is designed for febrile creative minds and each gets its own book in the series. Today, I’ve just got some infographic explainers back from Jane Dixon Smith, the fab designer I work so closely with, so often. One for each practice. Here’s how they look….

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Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice: Always The Same, Never The Same
: Creative Business, Creative Practice

Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice: Always The Same, Never The Same

Each morning, Monday through Thursday, I do a Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice session with members of our closed Facebook Group, the Creativist Club. And each Thursday I share one publicly. The Creativist Club is also a place to set weekly creative intentions and to support each other in our creative endeavors. You’d be most welcome to join us. This morning’s creative flow practice was on the theme of: Always The Same, Never The Same Here’s today’s morning flow practice. You’ll need a pen and paper and a place where you won’t be interrupted for about half an hour. If you enjoyed…

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Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice: Dissolving Old Habits
: Creative Business, Creative Practice

Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice: Dissolving Old Habits

Each morning, Monday through Thursday, I do a Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice session with members of our closed Facebook Group, the Creativist Club. And each Thursday I share one publicly. The Creativist Club is also a place to set weekly creative intentions and to support each other in our creative endeavors. You’d be most welcome to join us. This morning’s creative flow practice was on the theme of: Dissolving Old Habits Here’s today’s morning flow practice. You’ll need a pen and paper and a place where you won’t be interrupted for about half an hour. If you enjoyed this post, please…

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Morning Flow Practice: Making More Time
: Creative Business, Creative Practice

Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice: Making More Time

Each morning, Monday through Thursday, I do a Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice session with members of our closed Facebook Group, the Creativist Club. And each Thursday I share one publicly. The Creativist Club is also a place to set weekly creative intentions and to support each other in our creative endeavors. You’d be most welcome to join us. This morning’s creative flow practice was on the theme of: Making More Time Here’s today’s morning flow practice. You’ll need a pen and paper and a place where you won’t be interrupted for about half an hour. If you enjoyed this post, please…

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Morning Flow Practice: Just Show Up
: Creative Business, Creative Practice

Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice: Just Show Up

Each morning, Monday through Thursday, I do a Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice session with members of our closed Facebook Group, the Creativist Club. And each Thursday I share one publicly. The Creativist Club is also a place to set weekly creative intentions and to support each other in our creative endeavors. You’d be most welcome to join us. This morning’s creative flow practice was on the theme of: Just Show Up Here’s today’s morning flow practice. You’ll need a pen and paper and a place where you won’t be interrupted for about half an hour. If you enjoyed this post, please…

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Morning Flow Practice: Making Time
: Creative Practice

Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice: Practice Doesn’t Take Time, It Makes Time

Each morning, Monday through Thursday, I do a Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice session with members of our closed Facebook Group, the Creativist Club. And each Thursday I share one publicly. The Creativist Club is also a place to set weekly creative intentions and to support each other in our creative endeavors. You’d be most welcome to join us. This morning’s creative flow practice was on the theme of: Practice Doesn’t Take Time, It Makes Time Here’s today’s morning flow practice. You’ll need a pen and paper and a place where you won’t be interrupted for about half an hour. If you…

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