We live in an era where creativity is glamorized and out on a pedestal. Scrolling through social media, I find myself constantly bombarded with ads and false messaging all encouraging people to take on a creative career to free themselves of the shackles of a nine to five. When I see yet another ad pop up on my screen, I feel like Alice in Wonderland staring down a table full of goodies with a mad hatter at the mast.
With creative entrepreneurship on the rise, it is easy to get caught up in the hype but it’s important to remember that working in a creative field is not just about freeing your mind and having brunches with your socialite friends. It is hard work! Harder than some might have you believe as it strips you of your creative juices faster than you can blink on some days.
Being a writer and creative entrepreneur, I have had to learn how to balance my creativity with productivity in order to prevent consistent burnout. It was difficult at first, mostly because I too got caught up in the whirlpool of false promises at a very young age. When I first graduated with a photography degree many years ago, I walked out into the world with sparkly eyes and a fierce determination to share my art with the world. It wasn’t long before I realized that without a proper planning system in place, I was going nowhere; and fast!
It took years of honing my skills and teaching myself to balance my right and left brain in order to turn my creativity into a full-fledged career. What I found in my persistent quest for productivity as a creative is that planning is at the core of running any creative business much like it is if you were working in any other field. It is through proper mindset training and integrated procedures that you can give yourself the freedom to be creative in a way that propels your business forward.
While there are many things I do on a regular basis to guarantee a constant flow of creativity,
There are a few keys elements to running a successful creative business that I’d love to share with you today.Tweet
The below has worked wonders for me when I needed structure the most and if you can implement even a few of them into your life, you will find yourself achieving your goals much faster and with more ease.
Running a creative business can be the most gratifying thing in the world but you have to remember that unless you’re doing this as a hobby, it is still a business. And businesses take work and continuous learning to succeed. So give yourself space for balance, be creative but also be organized. Your productivity is key to achieving your goals and continuing to push for your own success.
Have a magical rest of the day and stay creative!
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