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Creative Intentions Week 49 2019
: Creative Business, Monday Motivator

What Are You Making In Your Creative Business This Week? Creative Intentions Week 5 2019

So what are your creative intentions: Week 5 2019? It starts today! 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. Accountability groups like this have been shown to greatly aid focus and productivity. What’s unique about our group is that our report is given under the three hats a creative entrepreneur must wear: that of Maker, Manager and Maximizer. More on that here: The Successful Creative Entrepreneur’s Three Jobs: Maker, Manager and Maximizer   Creative intentions:…

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What Are You Making in Your Creative Business This Week? Creative intentions: Week 4 2019

So what are your creative intentions: Week 4 2019? In our Go Creative in Business group, each week we outline our creative intentions to each other. And then we follow up on a Friday with what we’ve accomplished during the week. Our report is given under the three hats a creative entrepreneur must wear. Creative intentions: Week 4 2019 So my creative intentions this week, wearing my three hats are: MAKER (creative crafter): February’s Exclusive Poem for my Patrons and first Open Mic session. MANAGER (creative director): Still in website upgrade mode. MAXIMIZER (creative entrepreneur): Putting a Rights Guide together for London Book Fair…

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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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What Are You Making in Your Creative Business This Week? Creative intentions: Week 3 2019

So what are your creative intentions: Week 3 2019? In our Go Creative in Business group, each week we outline our creative intentions to each other. And then we follow up on a Friday with what we’ve accomplished during the week. Our report is given under the three hats a creative entrepreneur must wear. Creative intentions: Week 3 2019 So my creative intentions this week, wearing my three hats are: MAKER (creative crafter): Finalize content for ALLi website upgrade. MANAGER (creative director): Social media process for 2019 finalized. MAXIMIZER (creative entrepreneur): Pitch ‘After The Rising’ to 3 film companies. What’s on the creative…

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Monday Motivator. Week 50: 2018: Complete This Year’s Projects

As the end of the year approaches, there is still some time to complete this year’s projects before the holidays happen. On Friday, I’m heading home to Ireland see the family before coming back home to London for the festivities. Yes, like many Irish people I have two homes. In between, I have a few things I’d like to finish off. MAKING (Creative Crafter): Publish the planner and revised starter pack in soft and hardback. MANAGING (Creative Director): 2nd last push on the ALLi websites upgrade. We’ll finalize this on my return. This year’s accounts to the accountant. (Manager Orna braces her shoulders)…

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: 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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: Creative Business

What Is The Creativepreneur Movement?

“Welcome to the Creativepreneur Movement!”, announces the banner heading in our closed Facebook Group. What might that be, you ask? Nothing less than a whole new way of working and living for people who (want to) run an online business built around a personal mission or passion. These days, all kinds of people—educators and justice campaigners, health and fitness professionals, cooks and coders, gamers and filmmakers, entrepreneurial movers and shakers of all kinds— are setting up self-run, creative enterprises. Like any entrepreneur, a creativepreneur (CE) invests time, money and energy into growing assets that yield a benefit, and we focus on…

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Week 47: 2018: What’s Your Creative Business Making This Week?

If it’s Monday, it must be time for your weekly creative intentions for your creative business. Here are my creative business intentions for week 47 2018, under our usual headings of Maker, Manager and Maximizer (Entrepreneur), together with a review of last week’s accomplishments (it’s so important to note what we’re achieving as well as what didn’t happen, or what’s still to be done). As creatives in business, we need to be thinking always, across all three aspects of our enterprises. You can learn more about those three aspects of creative business in this blog post. I’d love to know what you’re…

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Week 46: 2018: What’s Your Creative Business Making This Week?

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Week 44: I’m in Website Upgrade Mode. Fun. What Are you Creating in your Creative Business This Week?

If it’s Monday, it must be weekly creative intentions time. Here are my Creative Business Intentions Week 44 2018. Maker More poetry. On the first day of a new month, I release a poem on Patreon that’s exclusive to patrons. This time it’s a poem about Hallowe’en, the old Celtic meanings and what it means to each of us today, beyond an excuse to dress up. I also hope to add 5000 more words to Making Money, Making Meaning. Manager This week, Manager Me will be making a deposition to the UK government’s All-Party Writers Group (APWG) as part of their…

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