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unfinished projects Feeling Buried Under Your Unfinished Projects? 3 Solutions for Getting Things Done - If you are a creative business owner and chaser of bright, shiny ideas like I am, you probably have lots of unfinished projects around your home and in your business. You probably have stacks of books you say you are going to read and boxes of art supplies, craft kits and folders full of DIY […]
Episode 101: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property as a Creative Entrepreneur with Michael Prywes - Our podcast guest today, Michael Prywes, is an artist, an attorney, a creative author of a book called The Gasp, which you’re gonna hear more about, host of the How I Broke Into podcast where he takes a deep dive into big breaks of successful people, and he’s had some pretty freaking cool guests on […]
Episode 100: The 9 Pillars of Productivity Part 1: Environment - Whoo hoo! We made it to our 100th podcast episode! Now that is something to truly celebrate 🙂 We’d like to introduce you to one of the nine key areas that connects to your unique productivity style: environment. The key areas include: environment, energy, boundaries, support, goal setting, planning, systems, tasks, and focus. I think […]
3 Easy Ways to Tune Your Work Environment to Support Your Creativity and Productivity - If you are like me you find that things in your office tend to go through waves of increased clutter as time passes, slowly making work more difficult. It’s kind of like neatness succumbs to entropy … Either that or there are clutter-fairies that fly in when I’m not looking and mischievously add things to […]
Creative Productivity Episode 99: Using Focus Blocks to Get Your Productivity Back On Track - Hi, my name is Brad and I’m addicted to distraction in today’s modern-day tech world. Hi Brad, welcome, we’re glad you’re here! So, I’ve built up a lot of bad habits and over the last couple of years working for myself, or for ourselves, that was just eating my shorts, in terms of actually getting […]
The #1 Secret to Time Management for Creative Entrepreneurs - Many creatives balk at the idea of time management, structure and systems. Does this sound like you? Don’t put me in a box. Don’t stop my creative flow. You want me to pick just one idea? I’ve been thinking a lot about time management and productivity – even before we rebranded our podcast to Structure […]
Episode 98: Discover Your Unique Productivity Style Part 4 – The Creator - This is the last episode in our 4 part series on productivity styles where we introduce… drum roll, please! The Creator. If you’d like to learn about the previous productivity styles, then you can always find them here: the Commander (part 1), the Contemplator (part 2), the Conductor (part 3). Introducing the Creator: Gifts & […]
13 Strategies to Improve Your Focus and Increase Productivity - Are you looking for strategies to improve your focus and increase productivity? Brad and I always are! We probably spend too much time research productivity and not enough time just getting our work done. We are constantly in search of that one productivity hack that will make the biggest impact. You’d be surprised by how […]
Episode 97: Discover Your Unique Productivity Style Part 3 – The Conductor - In the 3rd episode our 4 part series on productivity styles we introduce The Conductor. If you’re just starting with this episode, you’ll probably want to jump back to parts 1 and 2 – the Commander and the Contemplator – to get the full picture. Introducing the Conductor: Gifts & Challenges As the Conductor you are […]
Episode 96: Discover Your Unique Productivity Style Part 2 – The Contemplator - This is the 2nd in our 4 part series on productivity styles. In the last episode, we talked about the Commander. Maybe you see some of yourself in that style? Or perhaps you will identify more with the Contemplator. Why are we so passionate about this topic? Our own struggles Our client’s struggles Over these episodes, we want […]
Episode 95: Discover Your Unique Productivity Style Part 1 – The Commander - Woohoo, you heard our exciting news that we have renamed the Path to Profit Podcast to Structure & Flow – same fun hosts but more focused and specific content on productivity. Why are we so passionate about this topic? Our own struggles Our client’s struggles Over the next 4 episodes, we want to share with […]
Episode 94: How Structure and Flow Impact Creativity and Productivity - When we talk about Structure, what do we mean? When we talk about Flow, what do we mean? How do things like structure and flow relate to creativity? To productivity? Our last episode was a short one just to welcome everyone to Structure and Flow – now we want to talk about why we called […]
Episode 93: Big Announcement! - We are refocusing the podcast! We are super-excited to announce that we are turning the Path to Profit Podcast into Structure and Flow: The Productivity Podcast for Creative Entrepreneurs     We’ll still bring you great content for creative business owners but it will now be centered on Productivity. We know that in our lives […]
Episode 92: 5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Money: Money Mindset Hacks for Creative Entrepreneurs - If you’re a creative who’s called to make an impact, serve the world in a bigger way, and you know you have a message and a vision to share that’s going to help people, you have to have money to do it. You can’t do this when you’re broke and poor and desperate, you have […]
Episode 91: 3 Secrets to Pricing Your Creative Products or Services For Profit - As the founders of the Path to Profit Academy, we’re kind of passionate about money and profit. And for this beautiful month of April, we’ll be focusing on the money so that you can begin planting new seeds of growth and prosperity. Today, we’ll be sharing three secrets to pricing your creative products and services […]
Episode 90: It’s All About The Follow-Up, with Debbie Hoffman - How many of us struggle with follow up? Perhaps you meet someone at a networking event or connect in a Facebook group, there’s this instant connection, and then the follow up fizzles before even getting started… Let’s be honest, it can be challenging to follow up well, especially when our fears or limiting beliefs take […]
Content 3 Editorial Calendars: How to Create 30 Days of Content in 30 Minutes - Have you heard the phrase “content is king”? It’s popular with internet marketers and marketing experts like me. Personally I prefer “content is queen” because really, who does all the creative work? The truth is, no matter what you call it you should have a content marketing strategy for your creative business. When you generate […]
Episode 89: Creating Real Prosperity with Penelope Jane Smith - Our podcast guest today, Penelope Jane Smith, turned $10,000 into six million dollars in real estate. She was on track to retire in prosperity by the time she was 31 years old. Then, of course, the real estate market crashed, and everything changed. So not only did Penelope lose all that money and more, but […]
Want Success in Business? It’s all about Conversations - Minette and I recently attended Digital Marketer’s Traffic and Conversion Summit in San Diego for 3 days of speakers, learning, and presentations by folks from all corners of the world of online marketing. Just us and 6000+ other professionals: it was excellent and overwhelming at the same time. We came away with full brains and […]
Slow Marketing Episode 88: Marketing for Hippies, with Tad Hargrave - Tad Hargrave is the man behind Marketing for Hippies and our guest on the Path to Profit Podcast today. Tad defines hippies as entrepreneurs with a sustainability, holistic health, or permaculture slant to it. Although he tried not to, Tad had a knack for marketing and now can develop oxymoronic niches that capture our attention with interest. […]
Episode 87: Are You Trying to Sell Hamburgers to Vegetarians? - I am gonna channel Seth Godin. This episode is about understanding exactly who you’re talking to. When you know who you’re talking to, you know where to find them, you know what to say to them, and all of a sudden, your marketing gets really easy. Essentially, you know who your ideal client is. Last […]
I am Loving This Marketing Trend - Hey, I wanted to stop by with a quick hello from San Diego, California! Brad and I are at a digital marketing conference called Traffic and Conversion for three days of seriously geeky talk on how to grow your business online along with about 6,000 other business owners. I have to admit it’s a bit […]
Episode 86: The Creative Entrepreneur’s 3 Biggest Productivity Challenges - As a creative entrepreneur, do you find yourself falling into the popular cult of being busy? Me too, I’m raising my hand here. In some mompreneur and blogger circles where I hang out on social media, being busy has become super trendy and popular. Being busy means that we’re clearly filling our time with something […]
Resistance 3 Ways Resistance is Killing Your Productivity - I want to talk about the connection between resistance and productivity this week. Often when we think we need better time management skills or habits, what we really need is to explore our relationship with resistance. Do you ever find yourself looking at your to-do list and feeling a. Overwhelmed, b. Terrified, c. Confused, or […]
Episode 85: Leverage: The Creative Entrepreneur’s Best Productivity Hack - The challenge for creatives is that we do too much, have too many ideas and struggle with bright shiny idea syndrome. Or we think we have to do it all ourselves, that we can’t afford support or that no one can do it as well as we can. Perfectionism and control can kill your productivity. […]