It's been a busy month at Creative Freedom HQ! As the first quarter of the year heads into the sunset, I've been plastering my face and voice all over everyone else's website this month in preparation next month's big open enrollment for the Creative Freedom Incubator. If you know you need both coaching and hands-on help in your business, think about applying now to beat the rush. For a limited time, I'm waiving the application fee, so don't dilly dally!
I had the joy of being featured in 4 different places this month. Please check 'em out, leave a comment, and let the hosts know that you'd like them to bring me back! It's your comments, feedback, and recommendations that help me spread the Creative Freedom message far and wide!
Profit. Power. Pursuit. podcast
Host Tara Gentile and I sat down to talk in-depth about the Creative Freedom Incubator - what it is, how it works, and more importantly, WHY it works. Designed for creatives in Early Struggle, the Incubator combines coaching with crucial hands-on business support (VA/Marketing/Admin) that most early-stage businesses need, but can't afford.
We go behind the scenes in how the whole concept was developed, how it evolved, the tough lessons I learned in the first year, and how I've adapted the program to better fit (and inform) my business model. I also talk about what didn't work, client results, and how I've set things up for more success (for them and myself) going forward.
Profit. Power. Pursuit. podcast: Offering a Service at “Pay For Results” Pricing
Profit First podcast
This is my second appearance on Mike Michalowicz's popular show. He's a funny guy, and his co-hosts keep things hopping. Mike's the guy who wrote The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, Surge, and, yes, Profit First. His new book, Clockwork will be out this fall.
This time around, we're talking about Growth Plans and my book, Creative Freedom: How To Own Your Dreams Without Selling Your Soul. We also talk about the Creative Freedom Entrepreneur Type Spectrum, as well as how I was able to sell copies of my album for upwards of $40 per song. If you're a performing or fine artist, you'll definitely want to check it out for ideas on building relationships with your audience.
Profit First podcast: How To Own Your Dreams Without Selling Your Soul
The Strategy Hour podcast
This was my first (and hopefully NOT last) appearance on The Strategy Hour with Abagail and Emylee. These two are a powerhouse combination of business smarts and compassion for the creative entrepreneur's lifestyle. We talk about the importance of striving for a six-figure business - or not, and the rare reasons why you may not need to aim that high. We also dig into the Cusp types - something I don't get to do very often when talking about the Creative Entrepreneur Type Spectrum. If you're a cuspy, this could be some great learning for you.
The Strategy Hour podcast: The Problem You Have with Reaching 6 Figures
I love me some Charlie Gilkey! I was lucky enough to be a guest just as the Creative Freedom Spectrum was coming into the world, so when they asked me back as a contributor, I was thrilled!
On the heels of Oprah's Golden Globes speech, this post provides some insights for people wanting to speak their truth with their audience in ways that won't alienate their true fans, while still being a genuine reflection of their thoughts, values, and beliefs.
Productive Flourishing blog: 5 Things You Need To Know To Speak Your Truth And Connect With Your Audience
Yep, it's been a pretty busy month for me, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. But we've also got some big happenings coming up around here, too. The new season of Creative Freedom is right around the corner, and I can't wait to share the new episodes with you!
Again, Please take a moment to check out the content that interested you, leave a comment or review, and let the hosts know that you'd like them to bring me back! Your comments, feedback, and recommendations are an important part of making sure I get to be a repeat guest. And if you know some podcast or stage I should be speaking on, let us know! I'd really like to see more people this year and get Creative Freedom into as many hands as possible!