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Change Your Mindset For The Better

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog

Change Your Mindset For The Better

Negativity and self-doubt are all around us, and often we are our own worst enemies. If you quieten your mind, you can often hear the thoughts which enter your head. Perhaps they sound something like this? I am not good enough! No one will buy it! It’s too difficult! I just can’t afford to do that! And on and on it goes. Unfortunately, these mindset problems can grow over time and become a burden on your profit margin. You may start to miss out on opportunities to grow your business because of these negative self-doubting opinions which you are echoing. So what are some of the common mindset issues which face creatives today? The fear to self-promote because you believe you are not good enough The unfounded belief that creative individuals must suffer for their art The fear of rejection in entrepreneurial circles Undervaluing your product or services An unwillingness to compete with other business or adapt any aspect to meet the needs of others These thoughts are not only limiting and detrimental to your business, but they can physically stop you from achieving the success you desire. You may not even realise you are hindering your growth and...

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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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Is Your Mindset Holding You Back?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Blog

Is Your Mindset Holding You Back?

If you take the time to focus on your business or financial situation and then analyse the difference between the actual numbers and your desired goal, do you hear yourself making excuses? In truth it could be your mindset holding you back and the cause of such discrepancies. Undervaluing Yourself We have all heard of the starving artist giving up a professional career to follow one which drives their passion however creatives have the potential to earn as much or even more than their more traditional business counterparts. But so ingrained is this thought in our culture that many artistic business owners undervalue what they have to offer. Like any other business or service, you have a product of worth and this product is, and should indeed, be valued by others determining the final sale price. Fear of Rejection Of course there will always be someone who tries to haggle the price and creatives are often the first ones to crumble at any lowering of figures. Perhaps it is a fear of rejection that leads them to doing so. Remember however, if you continue to lower the price to unreasonable amounts, not taking in account your time or the...

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