Keep on Persisting

Tweet As I mentioned previously, I was working on one of my books (Starting Your Creative Business) and I wrote about three prerequisites you need to have before you even start. As I did, I realized that you really need those three things (Passion, Persistence, and a Plan) throughout your whole business life (and can make the case for throughout your whole life – business or otherwise.) So, I decided to share about them briefly here even though you may have heard these before, because, if you are like me, an occasional reminder is in order. Yesterday, I talked about … Continue reading

Passionate about Passion

Tweet As I was working on one of my books (Starting Your Creative Business), I wrote about three prerequisites you need to have before you even start. As I wrote about them, I realized that those three things (Passion, Persistence, and a Plan) are also things you need throughout your whole business life (and can make the case for throughout your whole life – business or otherwise.) You may have heard of these before, but, if you are like me (and most of us), an occasional reminder is in order. And so, let me just touch on them briefly here. … Continue reading

3 Low-cost Keys to Finding More Sales

Tweet Sure there has been a recession… some would say a depression. But even in the midst of it, there are a number of businesses that are not just hanging on, but thriving. They prove that it can be done. Are you one of them? If not, what can you do to increase your sales in a down economy… especially this economy? Here are 3 keys that can turn the lock for you while you keep your integrity and your quality in your creative business. (These are not the only keys available, but they are quick, low-cost ways to improving … Continue reading

Sometimes, Coach is First Class

Tweet I confess that this post has been triggered by the Olympics. I was watching the pairs figure skating competition and they did a vignette on the coach whose performers ultimately took first and second place in the competition. The commentators (who were gold medalists in skating, themselves, from previous Olympics) said several times that if they won, it was as much a victory for the coach as it was for themselves. I got to pondering that because most of the time, you don’t hear such blatant credit being given to the coach. Then again, the Russian contender in the … Continue reading

Keep Plugging Away

Tweet “80 percent of success is just showing up.” –Woody Allen It is amazing how true the above quote is… and how often ignored… especially by Creatives.  (I’m not talking out of turn here, because I am both a Creative AND an offender.) To me, this ties in with Seth Godin’s 10,000 hours to mastery, Isaac Asimov’s “the first million words are for practice”, and Earl Nightengale’s (I think) “study a subject for an hour a day for 3 years and become an authority, for 5 years and become the world’s top expert”. I think it also ties in with … Continue reading