Posts Tagged "creative people"

Are You Talking Yourself Out Of Success?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Blog

Are You Talking Yourself Out Of Success?

Creative people love to be creative. But creative people have to eat too (and pay a few bills). The beauty about creative people is that they are well, creative. But their downside is that they often forget to plan, budget, and prepare. When running a business, it is important to pay attention to your business and personal finances. After all, you have to be sure you can pay your bills, put food on your plate, and shoes on your feet. For most creative people, monitoring accounts is boring and unsatisfying. They prefer the world of ideas and possibility to the world of data and detail. We know that one of the biggest creativity killers is stress, and one of the biggest stresses in business is money and cash flow. So if creatives need a reason to make them focus on figures, there it is. By keeping your finances under control, they ensure their creativity keeps flowing. But what about mindset? This is probably not something we consider very often, yet our attitude towards money can make us or break us. Your money mindset shows in the thoughts you have when it’s time to deal with your finances. If you’ve...

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3 Tips For Managing Creatives

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Blog

3 Tips For Managing Creatives

Is there such a thing as being “too creative?” Perhaps there is when the imaginations and energy of creative types are allowed to run too wild and lead to missed deadlines, the inability to focus on the more mundane but necessary tasks of the job, or other types of poor work performance. Managing creatives can be a bit tricky, but thankfully there are some steps that you can take to help creative types to stay focussed and on track so that they can get more accomplished. Take an Individualised Approach One of the most important things to keep in mind when working with creative types is that an individualised approach is best.  Just as no two people are exactly alike, you need to look at each of your creative associates on an individual level. Learn which skills each of your creatives has their talents and strengths, and allow them to play to their strengths when pairing them with projects. Take their compatibility with other members into consideration when assigning them to teams so that each can benefit from the specialised skills that the others possess. Allow Some Measure of Autonomy Most creative individuals tend to be independent thinkers, and...

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