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Commerce and Creativity

Commerce and Creativity

If you create just for your own pleasure and mental health, that is fine – but if you want to get your creative work seen and acknowledged, and have it financially support your life, you need to see yourself as a creative entrepreneur. “Making money is art and working is art and good business is […]

Self-limiting beliefs and business success

Self-limiting beliefs and business success

Excerpted from article Marketing Strategies: 7 Tips to Creating Success From the “Inside Out” By Maya Bailey, Ph.D. : “Why do most business owners fail to achieve their dreams and reach their financial goals? Is it a lack of motivation, a lack of drive or a lack of business know how? “In my 12 years […]

Do you have expertise to share?

Do you have expertise to share?

By Phillip Mountrose and Jane Mountrose Many gifted individuals have expertise to share and this may include you. The issue is how to make your expertise into a profitable business. Experts Academy with Brendon Burchard solves this problem. His goal is to turn you into a generously paid expert. As we all know, there are […]

Katie Freiling: Unleash Your Creative Genius

Katie Freiling: Unleash Your Creative Genius

Entrepreneur Katie Freiling notes, “Your business is your art… And you are the artist, the creator. “Everything you do as an entrepreneur, whether it’s writing, speaking, coming up with innovative ideas, etc… is sourced from your creativity. “Unfortunately, many of us have lost our connection to this infinite source of creativity within us… and it’s […]

Failure and personal growth development

Failure and personal growth development

When something happens to us or we do something that can be called a failure, there are often ideas and feelings we attach to that experience, such as thinking we are lacking or insufficient, or have lost personal power or strength, or we call ourselves a person who does not succeed. So we may think […]

Coaching Business Secrets

Coaching Business Secrets

Ali Brown on her free Coaching Business Secrets report: “I’ve included a ton of specific information in this report…from my years of becoming a successful coach, and from the hard lessons I learned on my way to building my multimillion-dollar business. “In the report, you’ll learn: the most POPULAR types of coaching programs that are […]

The Renaissance Business system for the Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur

The Renaissance Business system for the Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur

This is a program I discovered after reading some very stimulating posts by the author on being a “multipotentialite.” Here are some comments by the author Emilie Wapnick: Turn All of Your Interests into One Business Imagine having a business that allows you to focus on many of your interests and use all of your […]

Forging Your Path As An Entrepreneur

Forging Your Path As An Entrepreneur

Pamela Slim is the author of books including “Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur,” and is a coach and author with experience as a consultant to large corporations. She writes about some of the inner, emotional aspects of following our entrepreneurial passions: “Trying to wait until you have enough courage to start […]

Getting Past Fear of Failure

Getting Past Fear of Failure

By Kenneth W. Christian, Ph.D. Three fears lead directly to underachievement: fear of failure, fear of success, and fear of making a mistake. Any of these fears can paralyze initiative. When all three are working, initiative grinds to a halt. How many of these fears plague you? Usually, we experience some of each. If even […]

Publish your expertise to help people

Publish your expertise to help people

Share your expertise effectively to help others. Millionaire expert marketing leader Brendon Burchard notes, “Information marketing is a mystery to a lot of people. “But when you discover there are only 12 kinds of products and programs you can create, it’s not so intimidating and you can finally tackle them to start making money and […]

Ways to Turn Your Passion into Profits

Ways to Turn Your Passion into Profits

By Ali Brown As entrepreneurs, one of our most important duties is keeping our minds open to fresh moneymaking ideas. Holding regular brainstorm sessions can uncover fresh spins on our original ideas, and keep the passion alive—not only within ourselves, but for our customers and clients as well. But, if you want to have an […]

Creating money: The inner and outer work of financial goals

Creating money: The inner and outer work of financial goals

By Molly Gordon Money determines how much you can invest in yourself and your work. Finally, if you exist in a money fog, it’s hard to navigate everything from pricing to equipment purchases to paying taxes. That’s stressful and distracting. So money matters. Making money is a creative act You may not have thought about […]

Molly Gordon on inner and outer transformation

Molly Gordon on inner and outer transformation

Molly Gordon is a certified business coach “dedicated to helping independent professionals and artists reconcile the challenges of building thriving livelihoods and loving their lives.” “My business coaching, teleclasses, books, and seminars help you to evolve authentic practices that make doing business a heartfelt expression of your gifts in the world while ensuring that you […]

Connecting with our tribe

Connecting with our tribe

A summary of the book: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin says: “A tribe is any group of people, large or small, who are connected to one another, a leader, and an idea. For millions of years, humans have been seeking out tribes, be they religious, ethnic, economic, political, or even […]

Personal growth as an entrepreneur: Katie Freiling

Personal growth as an entrepreneur: Katie Freiling

Internet entrepreneur, coach and speaker Katie Freiling mentions a number of issues that can affect anyone, but may have particular significance for entrepreneurs: • Self-limiting beliefs • Fears and insecurities. She admits, “I know what it’s like to be severely limited by fear.” • Freiling notes when she was in college, she could not commit […]

Transitions: Quitting Your Job To Start A Business

Transitions: Quitting Your Job To Start A Business

By Marie Forleo You’ve got a new love and you’re totally smitten. Day and night, it’s all you can think of. Every waking hour, you obsess about the next time you’ll get to . . . do it. That’s right, baby. It’s your hot new business and it’s ready for action. But here’s your passion […]

When You Fall Out of Love With Your Work

When You Fall Out of Love With Your Work

By Valerie Young, Ed.D. You started out loving your chosen career – at least in the beginning. But over time, you and your calling, well, you just grew apart. And just like a relationship that’s gone bad, it can be hard to walk away from a career or a small business into which you’ve put […]

Taking the leap to become an expert

Taking the leap to become an expert

Are you a psychologist, coach, artist, baker, clothing designer or someone with specialized knowledge? You can be even more helpful to a wider group of people as an expert. The photo is psychiatrist and brain imaging specialist Dr. Daniel Amen, who gives PBS presentations such as “Magnificent Mind at Any Age.” Maybe he is your […]

What’s wrong with goal-setting?

What’s wrong with goal-setting?

By Kenneth W. Christian, Ph.D. Listen folks. Talking about goals won’t get you there any more than going to church will get you to heaven. If you do not passionately believe in where you are going, don’t give goal-setting a bad name by using the word goal to describe listless me-too-ism. A goal has to […]

Your Life in the Arts - Part 2

Your Life in the Arts – Part 2

In his course Your Best Life in the Arts, creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD provides “real answers to the challenges that confront you” as a creative person. Below are excerpts from summaries of the second seven topics of the course, running for 14 Mondays starting October 3. For each topic, I have added some related […]

Eric Maisel on his course "Your Life in the Arts"

Eric Maisel on his course “Your Life in the Arts”

Creativity coach, therapist and psychologist Eric Maisel, PhD is author of more than 30 books including Fearless Creating, The Van Gogh Blues, Coaching the Artist Within and many other titles on developing creativity and a creative life. In his course Your Best Life in the Arts, he provides “real answers to the challenges that confront […]

Developing Creativity: Creative Pros and Creative Entrepreneurs

Developing Creativity: Creative Pros and Creative Entrepreneurs

Video: The Creative Team of the Future “Developed by The Creative Group in partnership with the AAF, The Creative Team of the Future is a joint research project that highlights trends affecting the role of the creative professional and shares insights from leaders in the advertising industry.” By The Creative Group, “a division of specialized […]

Should You Combine Your Many Passions or Choose One?

Should You Combine Your Many Passions or Choose One?

By Marie Forleo Are you one of those people who have a lot of passions and have trouble knowing which one to choose? When you’re multipassionate, it can get hairy fast. For example, when it comes to your website, do you put everything under one umbrella or keep them separate? This, my friend, is a […]

Marie Forleo on Living in the Moment

Marie Forleo on Living in the Moment

“I don’t know if any entrepreneur ever feels like they truly made it, because entrepreneurs in general are people that want to create something new.” “One of the things that I teach people is to not live in their mind, but to stay very engaged in the moment and stay engaged in action. “When you […]

Questions to Jumpstart Your Dream Career

Questions to Jumpstart Your Dream Career

By Allison Maslan As a life and career coach, I’ve helped thousands of people discover a new direction full of passion and meaning. One of the best tools is an inward search. The following questions can help you see your life and its possibilities through a completely new perspective. Write your answers in your journal […]

Rich Schefren on Strategic Profits

Rich Schefren on Strategic Profits

Rich Schefren has been featured on media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, ABC, NBC, FOX, MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, The Daily News, The New York Post… and many others. Business leader and speaker Brian Tracy says Rich’s coaching “has made a bigger difference in the profit margins of high-level Internet marketers than anyone […]

Using a job as a “business loan” for your own venture

Using a job as a “business loan” for your own venture

Career change expert Valerie Young notes she put herself through college “the way a lot of young people do, by waitressing” – and the place she worked holds value as a lesson in developing business ventures. She writes: One wild summer my sister Susan and I worked at the then famous Thompson’s Clam Bar in […]

Authentic marketing for entrepreneurs by Kendall SummerHawk

In an article of hers, she asks, “What part of your personality do you most often try to hide? Whatever personality trait you possess that got you in trouble when you were a kid in school is probably precisely the one that needs to show up as a key branding component in your marketing.” Continued […]

Business self improvement for entrepreneurs by Laura West

Laura West (Center for Joyful Business) shares in this video one of her marketing and mindset success strategies. Also in her articles “7 Money Mindset Shifts” and “Systems = Freedom!” she provides more ideas for small business success and personal performance. See The Inner Entrepreneur

Ali Brown on business success

“Turn off that voice in your head that says, I already know that. Those are some of the most dangerous words in the English language.” That helpful advice comes from millionaire Entrepreneurial Coach Ali Brown – about paying attention to proven strategies for business success, and actually implementing them, rather than ignoring them as passe […]

Brian Tracy on using negative optimism

Brian Tracy thinks “The most important quality for success in entrepreneurship and in life is the quality of optimism. “Optimists have an unrealistic expectation of success. As a result, they are willing to try far more things without becoming discouraged.” But, he adds, “In order to be successful in business, and in any activity where […]