Action-Driven Inspiration to Get Your Week STARTED

The act of "JUST STARTING" can be one of the most difficult tasks known to mankind. I'm serious! It's just difficult to START at times. True enough, the type of task in question has a lot to do with why it may be hard to START. The more uncomfortable, difficult, unfamiliar, unappealing the task, the … Continue reading Action-Driven Inspiration to Get Your Week STARTED

20 Positive Affirmations from Degrees of Maternity

In anything I aspire to do, I must see myself as being able to do it. Any type of achievement I experience originates from a place of hope and belief in something that hasn't happened yet. When I feed myself with positivity, good things will result from it. Helping others helps me. Working toward incremental … Continue reading 20 Positive Affirmations from Degrees of Maternity

Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: What Should I Focus on in my Business? (Part 2)

I missed you last week, but I'm back and excited about sharing another piece from my "focused diversification" pie. Now, just to refresh your memory from part 1 of  Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: What Should I Focus on in my Business?, let me give you a little snippet that clues you in on my homemade definition … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: What Should I Focus on in my Business? (Part 2)

Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: What Should I Focus on in my Business?

Well, the short answer to the question in today's blog title is "those things that move your business forward." The long answer is what I'm about to present to you in this blog post. So, stick with me as I unfold the not-so-secret, best-kept secret that seems to elude our creative minds time and time … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: What Should I Focus on in my Business?

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Medicating the Problem (Part 2)

Well, we're on to part two of our discussion on medicating the problem when it comes to work-life balance. And if you missed part one, you'll want to stop reading this post, go back to part one, and then come back and continue your reading of part two right here. Now, I could simply state … Continue reading Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Medicating the Problem (Part 2)

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Medicating the Problem

I've been in a really reflective mode over the past month, while I was away from this blog. (Check out last week's post, entitled A Creative’s Lesson in Creative Work-Life Balance to see what I was up to during that time.) And, it was a needful time for me to ponder over a few life … Continue reading Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Medicating the Problem

Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: Positioning Your Products and Services to Meet Your Market’s Current Needs

Need I say more? Well, you know I'm going to -- just have to expound on today's topic with a little (maybe a whole blog post worth of) explanation before I put this baby to sleep. The creative mind is ALWAYS churning over here at Degrees of Maternity, but you're probably well aware that I'm … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: Positioning Your Products and Services to Meet Your Market’s Current Needs

Reading to Develop Skills (Other Than Reading)

Inevitably, you're going to develop your reading skills while you read. But, I don't want to discuss reading skills today, per se. What I'd like to do is go a little bit further and a little bit deeper on the benefits of reading to gain knowledge and, then, discuss applying that knowledge in order to … Continue reading Reading to Develop Skills (Other Than Reading)