We've all heard about the artist's block or creative blocks; this is not a surprise to me. The constant effort to create better and better pieces can result in a complete burnout.
However, there are things that you can do so you won't end up burned out and without inspiration. Over time I've created my repertoire of habits which help my clients and me to stay inspired and rested throughout the whole year.
Join my conversation with Helene in Between where she shares tips and tricks with us on how to turn out Instagram account into a money maker. Because as a creative we don't just need to have a place where we post our pretty images, but we need a place where our potential clients will find us, get to know us and we can open up our universe for them to join.
Isn't it the goals as a creative to spend as much time as possible in your studio? Working on the things that matter most to you, creating your beautiful artworks.
This might come as a surprise to you, but systems, organization, and routines will help you do just that. Creating them will take some time and energy. However, once they're in place, you'll gain back time and freedom to do what you love most. Let's get you started on your path to more studio time, freedom and brain space.
Join my conversation with Annette Ferguson where we talk all about bookkeeping, managing your financials and developing healthy money habits. Because taking care of your finances, your books and your tax payments can be easy.
Running a creative business is though. Time intensive and every time we think we've figured things out we discover that there is just a new challenge waiting behind a corner. Some of them were totally capable of overcoming on our own, analyzing the situation will give us the necessary clues to find a solution. However what happens when you can't figure out how to solve the issue. Then it might be time to ask for help.
If you'll ask me what the one thing was that changed my business from making no money at all to one where I have to handle waitlists, it is entirely due to pitching and promoting. Doing just that and focusing on it brought many awesome clients into my life and business. However, it also helped me to change the perception I had of my business. It skyrocketed my confidence and helped me own my creative superpower. Today I'm sharing with you how you can hop on the pitching and promoting train and how you can do the actual pitching and promoting.
2018 might feel for you already like it started on the wrong foot, however, let's be honest there is enough time left to turn things around. I'll share with you exercises that will prepare you for a freaking remarkable year, and if things are already going pretty well, you might be able to make them even better. Let's get you started, no time to waste.
Creating a plan that helps you sell your creative work, is easier than you might think. Those fancy business words are making things more complicated than necessary. So let's dive into creating a marketing plan that you can implement, one that isn't relying on funds you might not have at the moment.
When was the last time you cleaned up your life? Every single part of it, your studio, your home, your car? Then it's time, tune in today's episode where I break down how you can get rid of all those distracting messes that we all collect in our life. Those messes are holding us back from reaching our big scary goals, so get started and clean up that mess.
Craft shows as we all know are an easy way to sell your creative products, get known in your area and get to know your clients personally. Even though craft shows are always going to be work intensive, when done right they're a great way to sell, present yourself as a true professional and do some on ground market research. In this Episode, I'm sharing my tips and tricks on how to make your next craft show a real success.
Being a sparkling creative can be though, having a supportive inner circle around you can be crucial in making things work. In today's episode, I'm going to share with you two types of supportive groups that can make your creative adventure a hell of a lot easier. Masterminds and accountability partners. Their many different ways to join a Mastermind group, so let me show you what might be a right fit for you. Plus I have some special guests in this Episode that are going to open up about their personal experiences with mastermind groups and accountability partners.
Running a creative business can be lonely. Especially when your first starting out or you've just hit a new milestone growing it. Questions, problems, and challenges pop up everywhere you look and the people surrounding you in traditional jobs, give one weird and not so helpful advice after another. Then it's time to find you a coach or mentor to help you grow this creative adventure of your dreams.
In this episode, Natalie Gingrich breaks down project management in easy to use chunks, so you know where to get this whole organizing thing started. She shares what project management is all about, how you can start getting a hold of things even before ever thinking about adding on your first team member. Plus of course, we're taking a look why we need systems and how we can set them up, without being a overwhelmed hot mess...
What does it intake being a sparkling creative? Just having a glamorous looking glittering life or is their much more to it. Today I'm going to introduce you to all the different ways of being that go into being a sparkling creative. This episode is meant as an inspiration, motivation, and vision you could aspire to bring into life.
Ever thought about writing a book? Never thought about writing a book?
Today's guest Liz Thompsons from House Style Editing is introducing us to the world of writing a book; she shares reasons why you might want to write your very own book. She takes us through the complete writing process and shares her secrets all around finding the right editor for your first book.
Now and then you're supposed to take a step back to reflect and refocus. But let's be honest sometimes we keep on procrastinating and just keep on hustling and working an old plan because it's what we know. Today I tell you about why I took a step back from the Podcast for a while, what I did to reflect and refocus and maybe my journey will inspire you to take a step back and reflect too.
You might have already guessed it, but after seeing all your dreams right in front of you-you probably had the realization that you won't be able to bring all your dreams into reality. At least not right away all at once. That's why we're spending some time today on finding the most significant dreams and desires you're having.
In the past five days, we've been discovering more and more dreams and desires we're having. And maybe you've always been the type of person with a load of dreams, so today we're bringing some organization to the chaos. Join as I'm talking about how to structure your dreams, desires, and vision for the future.
Have you ever thought about your ideal day, week, month and year?
Do you know what it takes to make them ideal? Most likely you haven't, but today you're going to find out, maybe you might even be able to change some little things that will make your life a bit more ideal.
Time to get it all out! Today we're taking the time to let all the dreams and desires we have stuffed somewhere in our head out. It's time to let them all fly free, even if they seem impossible ever to fulfill.
Join me in the Episode where we'll be talking about your dreams and desires. We'll make sure you stop holding yourself back and admit that you're having the dreams you're having.
Setting goals for yourself can be motivating, inspiring and empowering, but only when done right.
We all know the feeling when we haven't hit a goal, that's why I came up with my way of setting goals. Goals that inspire me and help me achieve them in the first place. Setting goals shouldn't be a thing where it's about competing, with yourself or with others, it's about getting things done, so you're getting closer to your big picture dreams and goals.
Join me in this Episode and learn more about how I'm setting goals that are achievable.
Finding and keeping our focus is something we struggle all with from time to time. However, there are a few strategies that will help you choose a priority to bring you closer to what you desire to achieve. The secret lies in choosing just one priority, even though that's often easier said than done.
So tune in and find how I approach finding and keeping my focus.
Sometimes we just get carried away and jump into a new adventure head over heels. However in some cases - for example when it comes to starting a creative business - this approach is often a bit risky.
That's why I thought we should talk about what you need to know about your creative work before you jump into making it a creative business.
We'll talk about when you're just not ready yet and when it's time to take the leap into creative entrepreneurialism. And of course, we'll also address how you can deepen your insights even when you have already achieved some higher levels in your creative work and process.
YAY! This is the first ever interview with a creative on the show.
Join me and hear all about how Lilah up-leveled her graphic design business into a graphic design agency. How she was able to retire her husband out of a job he didn't like, because of her creative adventure. We'll chat about pricing, building a creative business around your personal life, filling your client wait list and a ton more.
Lilah is super open about her journey and how you can implement the lessons she learned in the past couple of years.
Listening to this very first Episode of the show you can expect to get to know more about the Podcast, the sparkling creative community and me, your host Kerstin Pressler. I'll be sharing about my journey in the creative field, why I decided to share my experience with you here on the show and what is coming up in the future.
Today's Episode is not only for the newbie, even though it may sound like it... this Episode is meant for every creative, wherever you may be in your career!
Our creative adventures constantly evolve, which means we need to take a step back and reflect regularly and because I know reflecting is something that comes a bit short in our normal day to day life, we're now dedicating a whole Episode to it.
We just need to have clarity, to build a creative business that serves our clients but at the same time us. So jump in and get focused with me.