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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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Morning Flow Practice Replays Available
: Creative Business, Creative Practice, Creativist Club

Live Morning Flow Practice Resumes Oct 8th. Lots of Replays Available Meantime

Today I’m in Matera, speaking about “Independence Day(s) For Authors” at the Women’s Fiction Festival. And at the weekend I fly to Nashville for Digital Book World. So Morning Flow practice won’t be live again until October 8th. However for members of the Creativist Club Facebook Group, there are almost 50 practices to choose from here: If you enjoyed this post, please let me know on my Facebook page or via Twitter. And… if you have some likeminded friends, I’d love for you to share it with them. Thank you!

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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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creative tools for creative entrepreneurs
: Creative Business, Monday Motivator

Week 37: Amazon Academy. What Are You Creating in Your Creative Business This Week?

What are you creating in your business this week? I’m off to Wales for Amazon Academy tomorrow with some other indie authors, including LJ Ross and Mark Dawson will be on hand to offer guidance and advice to ambitious authors and tell them about ALLi (The Alliance of Independent Authors). The free event is open to everyone and is part of a broader Amazon Academy event aimed at Small and Medium Sized businesses, which I’ll be interested to catch up with too, as I’m hugely interested in how other creativepreneurs are using the same digital techniques and tools as indie…

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Morning Flow Practice: It Takes Courage To Create
: Creative Business, Creative Practice

Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice: It Takes Courage To Create

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: It Takes Courage To Create 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…

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creative tools for creative entrepreneurs
: Creative Business, Monday Motivator

Week 32: What Are You Making In Your Creative Business This Week?

Hello August! It’s high summer here in London, the hottest in living memory, and we’re all a little giddy. But of course creative work continues to flow, even if rainfall doesn’t. What’s on the creative cards for you this week? I’m continuing my refocus, a topic I discussed with Joanna Penn at our Facebook Live Salon last week. As publication is a key stage of success for all creative entrepreneurs ( (Stage 6 in the Sequence of Creative Success), you may be interested in that event, which you can access in video or audio here. (We had a tech glitch that kept “disappearing”…

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creative tools for creative entrepreneurs
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Week 31 2018: What Are You Making In Your Creative Business This Week?

This week I’ll be continuing my refocus and it’s a topic I’ll be discussing in a Facebook Live discussion with Joanna Penn this evening, Monday, at 5pm London time, 12pm New York, 9am Vancouver, 1pm Brazil, 2am Sydney (Tuesday 31st July), and 9.30pm Delhi. Joanna is dropping a whole book series and shifting her scriptwriting forwards and I’m reshaping The Creativist Club to be a self-service entity. I’m also finally getting round to implementing the techniques I found in researching my Go Creative! books, and all good the self-publishing advice I’ve been passing to others, and applying them to my…

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morning creative flow practice
: Creative Business, Creative Practice, Creativist Club, F-R-E-E Writing, Inspiration Meditation

Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice: Inspiration Meditation and F-R-E-E-Writing

You can join our creative flow practice if you are (want to) run a passion-powered business. In our closed Facebook  Go Creative! in Business! Group, live Mon through Thurs.   Each morning, Monday through Thursday, a group of creativepreneurs gathers on Facebook to do a morning creative flow practice together. The practice sessions take place live at London time 7.30am but the idea is that you can catch the replay whenever your day begins, wherever you are in the world. In this group, we also share our weekly creative intentions and accomplishments, monitor our own progress, and support and motivate each…

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creative flow morning practice guidelines
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Creativist Club: Go Creative! Morning Flow Practice Guidelines

Below are creative flow practice guidelines for beginners new to inspiration meditation and f-r-e-e-writing. (You can find out more about creative flow here) For years now, inspired by other creative facilitators like Dorothea Brande, Julia Cameron, Brenda Ueland and Natalie Goldberg, I’ve done three flow practices almost daily: Effortless Exercise for body F-r-e-e-writing for mind Inspiration Meditation for spirit I facilitate two of those practices on Facebook Live, Mondays to Thursdays most weeks. Creative Flow Morning Practice Guidelines: When & Where Can I find the Sessions? I use Facebook Live Video to offer these sessions to members of a Go Creative Daily Flow  Practice…

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go high
: Creative Business

Go Creative Means Go High: Find Your Mission

The American psychologist Jerome Kagan says meaning is “the human cobweb”. To know anything about spiders, you have to understand the one thing that makes them unlike all other insects: They make cobwebs. To know about human beings you have to understand that what we make is meaning. We attribute things and experience with an importance that is way above and beyond their objective value. We give ourselves over to certain feelings and ideas and dedicate time, energy and thought to weaving them into a web of significance. When we dedicate ourselves to something higher than ourselves, to improving life…

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