Posts tagged creative entrepreneur
3 Online Courses for Creatives That are on My Wishlist

Though it's been a few years since I actually found myself heading back to school in September, there's something about this time of year that still has that excitement attached to it. The crispness in the air, the promise of a new season (and with it a new fall wardrobe, of course!), and the opportunity to break open those new textbooks and embrace your inner nerd. 

Except these days, my learning tends to take pace online or more in a workshop format, and it's much more customizable — something that I really love about this new wave of education and all the opportunities it presents.

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The Link Between Perfectionism and Creative Confidence

As a prevalent reality in my life, and something I haven’t quite been able to shake, I spend a fair amount of time contemplating the perfectionism that haunts me. I’ve pretty much come to terms with it, and I don’t necessarily see it as a weakness, per se, but I find it interesting to try to evaluate what specifically triggers it and how it plays with my other traits as a creative.

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The Dream Project Equation // Passion, People and Profit

First off, as a disclaimer, this is not a post about pricing. That’s still one area of running my own business I’m trying to figure out, and if I had a brilliant equation or a suite of secrets to share with you, trust me, I would. I have written about the importance of time tracking and how I use it to help price my offerings in the past, however, so that’s a good place to start if that's a topic you're interested in.

This is more about learning how to choose the projects you decide to work on. Because if you’re anything like me, your time is valuable, and it’s important to be smart about what projects you take on.

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Why You Shouldn't Pay Too Much Attention to What Everyone Else is Doing

In yesterday's newsletter, I shared my experience of learning to embrace my story, failures, and experiences, and including those as part of what I offer instead of trying to fit myself under a certain cookie cutter label or title. It took me awhile, but I've finally realized that not only is it the best way for me to stand out from everyone else, but it's why I have my own unique blend of expertise.

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5 Podcasts for Creative Entrepreneurs and Bloggers

Earlier this year, I discovered podcasts. Sure, I was aware of them before, but I hadn't really come across any that spoke to me specifically or felt relevant to what I was doing and what my interests were, personally or professionally. I'm also a serial multi-tasker and tend to get lost in my own daydreams (or brilliant ideas, however you want to position it), so anytime I had tried giving them a listen, I found that I would inadvertently stop paying attention early on and failed to gain anything from the experience.

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