As creative’s there’s nothing we crave more than the freedom to dream wildly and then. . .bring it to life. As entrepreneurs we have the freedom to start any kind of business. To sell anything that moves us.
And we all craving that freedom lifestyle.
So many entrepreneurs struggle to declare what they stand for.
It’s been 3 weeks since my last blog, which kinda feels like walking up to a confessional booth and saying it’s been 3 weeks since my last confession. Or so I imagine because I’m not Catholic. I also took a huge break from posting content on social media.
I wish I could say that I’ve been quiet because I’ve been on vacation on some gorgeous tropical beach. That I’m writing to you now with sand between my toes.
I felt completely drained. Exhausted. Uninspired. I had NOTHING to say (which never happens). Until it did, 3 weeks ago. Does this ever happen to you?Read More
You are a radical dreamer, a sacred rebel and you want to make possible what others say can't be.
Where in your life and business are you being told it has to be done a certain way? That success will only follow if you "xyz"?
And yet, in the face of this advice, there's that tug of intuition, that quiet whisper saying, "No. I don't believe it." It doesn't feel right. There HAS to be another way to reach my goal.Read More
and everywhere you look it's a highlight reel of the same tired ideas and same boring words rinsed and repeated...
It's time to change it up.Read More
How can you tell if your next idea, if the next direction you're being pulled in, is the spark of divine inspiration or shiny idea syndrome?
This was a question I recently started to unravel for myself.
Context: As creatives I believe our biggest problem isn't shiny object syndrome as much as it's shiny idea syndrome.
If I look back at the pattern of my life I have undergone a seismic shift in my career every 4 years. Yes, I can follow this trend all the way back to my very first "real" job as a grocery store cashier when I was in high school.
I've been a copywriter for about 4 years now and I feel the winds of change, they are a blowin'.
But is this some innate inability to stick it out? Is it a pathological need to reinvent my work life? Is it better to stay the course, keep trying new things within the context of what's already been created (painstakingly loved into being) over the last 4 years?
Or listen to the whisper?Read More
I loved Seth Godin's blog (I'm a fan) on the difference between important, popular or viral work.
He said important work is "easily dismissed by the audience. It involves change & risk & thought". Popular work in contrast "resonates with the people who already like what you do". Viral work is "what happens when the audience can't stop talking about what you did". He concluded that these 3 will co-exist once in a while but more often than not it's up to us to choose which one to focus on.
Which got me thinking...like almost all of his stuff does.Read More
I believe in bearing your soul.
I believe in authenticity.
I believe in casting off the shiny, social media exterior in favour of the truth.
After all, the whole point of being in business, of carefully choosing your tribe...is connection.Read More
Being creative isn't limited to the canvas, the keyboard or a blank sheet of paper. It doesn't have to include dancing, acting or singing if that isn't your jam. It's about avant-garde thinking, about daring to walk along the edge of innovation & imagination all for the sake of creative exploration.Read More