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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The pluses and not so pluses of hypomania

The pluses and not so pluses of hypomania

In developing his book “The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of) Success in America”, John D. Gartner, Ph.D. [of Johns Hopkins University Medical School] created a list of hypomanic traits he had synthesized from the psychiatric literature, as typical of an entrepreneur: “..filled with energy… flooded with ideas… driven, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Felicia Day on developing multiple talents: “I have a little obsessive-compulsive personality.”

Felicia Day on developing multiple talents: “I have a little obsessive-compulsive personality.”

Actor, writer, producer Felicia Day is another example of a multitalented creator. She “studied operatic singing and ballet professionally, performing at concerts and competitions nationwide. Home-schooled throughout much of her childhood, she began college at the age of 16. “A National Merit Scholar (1995), she graduated as valedictorian of her class. An accomplished violinist, Day […]

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 […]

Take A Creative Leap

Take A Creative Leap

Cynthia Morris is a teacher, creativity coach and author. She says, “It’s my life’s work to help others navigate their creative journeys.” In her article Ways to Take A Creative Leap, she asks “If you were leaping off from where you are now, what would your Creative Leap look like? It may be taking up […]

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 […]

Changing your career

Changing your career

By Emma Carey Do you feel stale, depressed and dread every Monday morning? You’re not alone. This feeling is only too common for a great many people who have found themselves stuck in a job for which they have little passion or enthusiasm and which they feel is slowly sucking the life out of them. […]

Björk: using her music for teaching science

Björk: using her music for teaching science

A new article on the Fast Company magazine site Co.Create notes that musician Björk is extending her album ‘Biophilia’ and related iTunes apps to a “multi-platform educational program for kids.” Here are some excerpts from the article: Album, concerts, repeat. That’s the music industry’s formula, and after more than 19 years of mostly following it, the […]

Marketing Yourself And Your Creative Work

Marketing Yourself And Your Creative Work

How do you think about being creative versus the business aspects of a creative career, such as marketing? Do you see them as separate, even mutually exclusive? Do you think of creative expression as something more “spiritual” or “pure” than sales or business? Many creators probably don’t think much about the value of marketing to […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Self-Employment Telesummit

The Self-Employment Telesummit

A testimonial about an earlier Telesummit: I love that you are talking about self-employment rather than business owner or small business. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is self-employed or thinking of the possibility of it. I feel like I got so much from all of the presenters. One thing that came across […]