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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 […]

Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography

Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography

“Optimum creativity is a birth: it needs a plan and foreknowledge, but it needs time, no pressure and an unexplainable force of nature.” Natalie Dybisz is a fashion photographer based in London, working under the name Miss Aniela. Her quote comes from this video – “The Best Environment for Creativity” – a clip from her […]

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 […]

Living A Creative Life - Eric Maisel on Dealing With Stress

Living A Creative Life – Eric Maisel on Dealing With Stress

Creativity coach, author and psychologist Eric Maisel, PhD, notes “Some people become doctors, lawyers, accountants, or marketing executives. Some people stay at home and raise a family. “But millions of people make another sort of choice, maybe only as part-time employment if you count the money they earn but as their full-time identity: they become […]

Valerie Young on the Expert Trap

Valerie Young on the Expert Trap

In her article How Much Do You Need to Know Before You’re an Expert?, career mentor Valerie Young of Changing Course describes a number of self-limiting beliefs about qualification and competence. Here are some quotes: ‘You’re especially prone to the Expert Trap if you mistakenly believe that competence and expertise are one and the same. […]

Myths Of Creativity in Business

Myths Of Creativity in Business

In a Fast Company magazine article a few years ago, Bill Breen addressed business creativity and innovation in the workplace and asked, “What can leaders do to sustain the stimulants to creativity — and break through the barriers?” He outlined a number of myths related to developing creativity that psychologist Teresa Amabile (Harvard Business School) […]

Resources for Authors and Writer Entrepreneurs

Resources for Authors and Writer Entrepreneurs

You may be a published author – or aspire to be one. Here are several programs that can provide substantial guidance and resources to enhance your success as a writer and creative entrepreneur. Read about these programs – The Transformational Author Experience Mark Matousek’s  Writing Through Fear course The Creative Penn – Training For Authors […]

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 […]

Self-esteem and expressing our talents

Self-esteem and expressing our talents

Our concepts about identity and self-worth, and how we regard and value ourselves, may have more impact than anything else on being able to fully explore and realize our unique abilities. Wally “Famous” Amos says his personal mission statement “is simply to help people feel better about themselves. I think that self-esteem is at the […]

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 […]

Growing from painful times into creative ventures

Growing from painful times into creative ventures

In her article How to Turn a Negative Experience Into a Positive Way to Make a Living Without a Job, Valerie Young talks about seven people who have found adversity to be a catalyst for new career opportunities, such as Scott Adams who used his “mind-numbing experience in corporate America as the inspiration for his […]

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 […]

Adventure and challenge and seeking

Adventure and challenge and seeking

“It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that people find their supreme joys.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery Psychologist and creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD writes about one of the literary icons of adventure, and some of the value of new experiences: “Huckleberry Finn escapes his father’s clutches […]

Tama Kieves on inspired desire and new directions

Tama Kieves on inspired desire and new directions

Tama Kieves is an inspiring example of someone who has overcome the pressures to keep following a path on which her high intelligence and capability gained her social and financial rewards, but at too great a spiritual cost because she was denying her creative passions. She had graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, but […]

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 […]

Business Creativity and Innovation - Always Positive?

Business Creativity and Innovation – Always Positive?

“Everything you do as an entrepreneur, whether it’s writing, speaking, coming up with innovative ideas, etc… is sourced from your creativity.” Entrepreneur and coach Katie Freiling – from post (with video) A Powerful Strategy To Unleash Your Creative Genius. Business may thrive on innovation, but there is also research indicating that leaders should not be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Renaissance People Don't Want to Choose Only One Career

Renaissance People Don’t Want to Choose Only One Career

Many multitalented people are accomplished and active – even exceptional – in more than one area of creative expression. We read about some of them as celebrated writers, entrepreneurs, scientists, movie directors, actors, painters and other creators. But many more multitalented people are not well-known, or even able, for many reasons, to express their talents. One […]

Letting go to grow in business, creativity and personal development

Letting go to grow in business, creativity and personal development

Kendall SummerHawk is an expert in business coaching, branding, marketing and self-employment success. She talks about the importance of making mental room for growth in business – but this can just as well apply in other areas of life, including creativity and personal development. Our thinking and beliefs can be barriers. “If you’re feeling like […]

Gifted adults in the workplace: Nerds or heroes or misfits

Gifted adults in the workplace: Nerds or heroes or misfits

By Cat Robson I’ve always been embarrassed by my history on the job. So many failed idealistic attempts to change things. So many years working at jobs where I didn’t fit and wasn’t using my talents. If I’d understood a bit more about giftedness, I might have sought out more appropriate situations. The research of […]

Brit Marling: "A pull between art and commerce"

Brit Marling: “A pull between art and commerce”

“It’s so true that now if you want to be an artist you have to be an entrepreneur too.” Brit Marling From interview by Susan Sarandon, the lab magazine [photo by Hilary Walsh]. Here are a couple of ventures I have come across to help creative people be more successful as entrepreneurs: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the founder […]

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 […]

Creativity and Life: The Thriving Online Conference

Creativity and Life: The Thriving Online Conference

The “Science of Thriving: At Work and In Life” online conference featured presentations by more than 20 leading scientists and authors. The Presenters: Presenters include Carol Dweck, Dan Ariely, Adam Grant, Daniel Pink, Sian Beilock, Art Markman, Maria Konnikova, Laura Vanderkam, Scott Barry Kaufman and others. From the site: “Finding real happiness and satisfaction in […]