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)

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

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 5 (Your Real-Life Application of the Steps)

This new schedule with the once-a-week posts will definitely take some getting used to -- on my part, anyway. It's become necessary to do so as my writing services side of Degrees of Maternity is taking off and the same 24 hours in a day remains as it did before I started writing for others. … Continue reading Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 5 (Your Real-Life Application of the Steps)

Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: More Isn’t Always More

Have you ever gone to an all-you-can-eat restaurant and completely gorged yourself with food (because you had the big eyes and thought you had the big stomach) and walked out of the place feeling miserably stuffed? Have you ever sped on the roadways in your city, thinking the extra miles per hour over the speed … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: More Isn’t Always More

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 4 (Scheduling Your Goals Cont.)

First of all, let me just start out by apologizing for being MIA yesterday. I try really hard not to do that, since there's no place like home. And, right here is "home" for me. I don't stay away for any lengthy periods of time and I try not to miss my scheduled visiting time … Continue reading Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 4 (Scheduling Your Goals Cont.)

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 4 (Scheduling Your Goals)

Wanna know a little secret about today's topic? Yes? No? Well, I'm gonna tell you anyway. IT'S A TWO-PARTER! Yes, I can feel it in my bones. I'm predicting that there's going to be way too much information to squeeze into one Tuesday blog post, so I'm opening up the flood gates and letting some … Continue reading Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 4 (Scheduling Your Goals)

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 3 (SMART Goals Cont.)

So? How's the SMART goaling going? I know. I know. It's been a minute since we talked SMART goals back in Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 3 (SMART Goals). And, I'm not even going to pretend here. I'm STILL working on some of my SMART goals . . . to this very date. Yes, … Continue reading Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 3 (SMART Goals Cont.)

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 3 (SMART Goals)

This continuation of the Goal-Setting Process for work-life balance has been a long time coming. I know. But, we're going to press on today and make some more progress in our goal planning. Step #3 of the process is what's on the agenda, and I have some more definition to add to our goal finessing. … Continue reading Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 3 (SMART Goals)