My Creative Week 39: The Passion-Profit Sweetspot: Do You Understand Your Creative Passion and Profit Motives?
My Creative Week. Accomplishments: Week 39, Q3, 2019
How was your creative week, week 39 of 2019? You’ll find my creative accomplishments for the week below. Share your week’s accomplishments, setbacks and side-tours in our Facebook group, under the three hats of creative maker, manager and marketer).
Here’s what I achieved in my author business, wearing my three work hats this week.
- MAKER: Creative Self-Publishing continues.
- MANAGER: Recategorized my poetry books, some new covers.
- MARKETER: Further work on Amazon ads.
What about you, how was your creative week? What did you produce, process or promote in your creative business?
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 Marketer (who promotes). Join us?
Week 39 Flow Practice Theme: The Passion-Profit Sweetspot
This week in our go Creative! Flow practice group we were thinking about The Passion-Profit Sweetspot: how we balance creative passion (the part of ourselves that loves what we do for its own sake) and creative profits (the part of us that is attracted to the rewards).
Financial rewards are only part of it. Creative life and work offer many rewards, including influence and impact and many others.
As creatives, we can shy away from thinking about how we profit from our work, and from admitting sometimes (even to ourselves) that we have personal motives.
We can convince ourselves that it’s all about what we offering out, what we’re gifting to others, how hard the work is, how much we want what we want.
Each of us has a unique suite of reasons why we are doing what we’re doing, some of which we may not have any control over, or even understand. Just as our services, products and projects are uniquely ours, imbued with our talents, skills, spirit and personality, the same is true of the personal motives, drivers and inspirations that fire our work.
The more we can understand those personal motives, drivers and inspirations, the more we comprehend our own particular flavour of passion and profit, and where those two meet for us.
That passion-profit sweet spot is where we find our own unique, personal definition of success.
It is our greatest source of creative energy. And it is also how we understand if we have achieved what we set out to achieve.
Where do passion and profit connect for you? How does that affect how you see your creative business?
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