Tag: mindset

What my photo shoot taught me about pricing (it's not what you think!)

This week I had an AMAZING photo shoot that's been several months in the making. I knew when I landed in Nashville, starting over would take up a good portion of my first year here. I also knew that I had projects that still needed to move forward: I've been sitting on Creative Freedom for a […]

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Why a hiatus might be good for your creative business

No sooner had I finished my lunch when the phone rang. It was my oldest. "Hey, are you okay?" "Not really, Mom. Aunt Dian died." Less than an hour later, I was on the road to Michigan. 9 hours later, I'm crashing at my ex-husband's house for the night. That meant I wasn't able to […]

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Are you being a hypocrite with your pricing?

One of the scariest topics for most of my clients - the one that brings with it the most baggage and emotional upheaval - is pricing. Right now, about half of my Incubator clients are stalled out on the decision to raise their prices. As early-stage entrepreneurs, there's a struggle between wanting to earn more […]

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3 Stages of Business Growth for Creative Entrepreneurs

How is it that one creative entrepreneur can have "instant success" while another puts in years of effort with little financial success to show for it? If that's a question you've ever asked yourself, you're gonna LOVE this week's episode! I've talked at length before about the myth of the big break, and the myth […]

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The biggest blind spot of your Creative Type - and how to solve it.

"What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life?" Einstein was talking about how the very things that are crucial to our existence are very often the things to which we're totally oblivious. They're everywhere around us, we're so entrenched in them, that they've become part of our life's […]

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How To Ethically Market Your Business During A Tragedy: 3 Considerations

With all the tragedies and depressing headlines of recent weeks, it would be easy to close up shop, dig a hole, and hide yourself away for the rest of your life. There's a lot of hurt in the world, and marketing your creative business might seem a bit - shall we say frivolous? - during […]

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Book Review: Self Made By Nely Galan

One of my favorite shows on PBS is "Finding Your Roots" hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. It's always fun to learn about the ancestors and personal histories of some of the most well-known people of our time. I really enjoy getting to know how these people came to be who they are through the […]

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3 Things To Do When It Feels Like Everything Is Falling Apart

After a LONG hiatus (longer than I wanted, truth be told, but whatever.), Creative Freedom is BACK! Sound the trumpets, yo. This is a BIG deal for me. As you'll see in today's episode, we've made some changes. Why? Because I have been changing. My life looks radically different than it did a couple of […]

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When should you give up on your dreams?

[Note: This is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Creative Freedom. If you'd like to be part of the advance team and get more sneak peeks of the book, contact me for more info.] There's a quote often attributed to John Lennon: "Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not […]

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The Myth of The "Big Break"

You may have heard the story about Walter Matthau. An aspiring actor approached him at some function and said that he was looking for that one big break. Matthau, in his caring, yet cynical style, says , "Kid, it's not the one big break, it's the fifty." Overnight success rarely is, and most creatives that […]

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