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Go Creative! Advice On Publishing To Grow A Creative Design Business: Holly Becker

Holly Becker runs a design blog, decor8, (pronounced decorate) features decorating tips, home tours, DIY crafts, trend reports and other home-related topics. She is also the author of three bestselling home decorating books translated into 18 languages. Although she has been running decor8  since 2006 “I still feel excited when I press publish,” she says “like it’s the first time over and over again.” Don’t rely solely on your blog to earn a living; those looking to make a full-time income from advertising will most likely be disappointed. Try to think of clever projects that you can work on and then offer a…

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: Creative Business, Monday Motivator

The Successful Creative Entrepreneur’s Three Jobs: Maker, Manager and Maximizer

Setting up and running a successful creative enterprise is challenging, largely because we must balance the needs of three kinds of work. The successful creative entrepreneur’s three jobs are: producing, processing and positioning. Or to put it another way: making, managing and maximizing. Or yet another way: being the Creative Crafter, the Creative Director, the Creative Promoter in the business. The easiest way to think about this, as you go through your day’s work, is to imagine yourself donning three different hats for the three different roles. [Go here to join a Facebook group organized around these three principles where, each Monday, we set…

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my definition of creative success
: Creative Business

My Definition of Creative Success

Success as a conscious creator is something you’ll have to define for yourself. Creatives don’t go along with convention or consumerist pressures, we turn our deepest, most personal values into value for others. As a conscious creator, your definition of success will have two aspects: a big, wide, deep, high vision, that can encompass everything you do, in life and work. This is your “mashion“, your own blend of mission and passion. It can take time to work out what it is and it can hold you, your whole life long. Success as a Conscious Creator: My Mission and Passion As…

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: Creative Business

Definitions of Creative Success

Here are some quotes from well-known achievers that offer their definitions of creative success, and thereby offer you a window into thinking about your own definition. (For “man” in these quotes, please read also woman. And men, can you please stop doing this?) “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” Bob Dylan “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ~ Maya Angelou “The main thing is to be moved, to love, to…

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successful creative entrepreneurship
: Creative Business

The Seven Keys To Successful Creative Entrepreneurship

There are seven keys to successful creative entrepreneurship, seven things you need to know and do if you are to succeed in doing work you love, the creative way. Artists, coaches and trainers, counsellors and healers, activists and makers of all kinds and, of course, indie authors all define success differently. We follow less direct pathways, trust in a mysterious process and know we don’t drive our own success so much as channel it. We want to do business the creative way, not as dictated by conventional, and often outworn, business rules. We often define success differently and work from different drives and…

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: Be More Creative, Creative Business

Sunday Read: Preview of The Psychology of Creative Success

Each time I teach a new class about conscious creation I have a moment of excited anticipation as the new students file in. Already, though I haven’t met them yet, I know two important things about these people. They have a creative block of some kind, are, despite their best effort, unable to succeed at something that’s important to them. Secondly, and more importantly, they are willing to open up, to find out why and get moving. Already I love them for that. The honesty that’s brought them here, the openness to change, the willingness to do understand more, to turn up,…

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What Is Creative Success?

Like all interesting words, both “creative” and “success” have more than one definition and can mean wildly different things to different people. And creatives and creativists often define success differently and work from different drives and values to the conventional world. We follow less direct pathways, trust in a mysterious process and know we are not so much the drivers of our own success as the conduits for it. Whatever we want to make, and however we approach it, the sequence of creative success is always like this: Desire: You understand that you truly want something Intention: You frame that…

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Your Monday Motivator: Defining Creative Success

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is: what is creative success, for you? There is a five-step sequence to setting your own definition and taking yourself there: Personalise:  list needs, wants, cravings and passions — and uncover mission   Pare Down – Create your own market by going core and establishing “mashion” (where passion and mission meet)   Productise – Create the right products and projects for this time (forget the rest for now)   Produce – more, faster, better – Ignite that passion, add fun to your preparation and optimise your personal rhythm and pace.   Publicise – to optimal effect online and off – Communicate…

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Surfacing. A Poem.

Down by the river bank I see a life-ring on a line, and think of how we used to swim in talk, your hands in mine, our arms encircled round your wound, that never-ending need. Your life was so unfairly hard, you felt, and I agreed. So when low words rose from your depths and surged forth, spitting froth, I let them ooze, I held on tight. ‘We’ll surf these swirls’, I thought. And so we went till cancer came, insisting I should see, commanding me to cast away. A knife, it cut me free. It showed the ring my thought had made was twisted as old bone, that…

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