My biggest lesson from 25 years as a creative entrepreneur in the online world
[Creative Freedom S5EB1]
Firstly, to those of you celebrating it, MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope Santa brought you everything you wanted this year.
I debated back and forth about launching a Christmas episode, but here we are. This is Episode One in a special bonus podcast-only series I've created to share the most important lessons I've learned over the past 25 years. Yep. I've been an online entrepreneur for over 25 years now - back when the World Wide Web was a new-fangled thing and the Internet itself was a young upstart, barely old enough to drink.
A lot has changed in the past two and a half decades. Ideas have come and gone, money was made and lost, businesses opened and closed. I was there through all of it - and learned quite a few lessons along the way.
This episode talks about the single most important lesson I've learned in my 25 years online - how your mindset is more important than the mechanics of being a creative entrepreneur... and how to set yourself up for success.
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Podcast Show Notes
2:40 - A brief history of the World Wide Web in the last 25 years.
4:35 - Why "profit" isn't just about the money you make.
7:17 - The 25 year evolution of business for a Fusion Creative I didn't do just one thing, and it's turned out just fine, thanks.
12:35 - Why your business needs to be sustainable, not just profitable.
15:00 - Why now is the time for "compassionate hustle".
16:25 - The most important lesson I've learned as a creative entrepreneur
20:20 - How to build a healthier, growth-oriented mindset
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