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If you’re like most creatives, your head may be bursting with brilliant monetization and business ideas. You write some of them down; some you miss writing down and they disappear into oblivion; and some you make a start on, but never get around to completing. And some, you really want […]

[Monday Motivation] Can I Make Money Doing That?


Think about the rush you receive on Facebook when receiving tons of smiley faces, hearts, and comments on a brilliant post that you created… Or when you used to receive gold stars or cash as rewards when you were in school. We, creators, are biologically wired to receive a dopamine […]

Episode 123: Gamification and Productivity: What Games Can Teach us ...


Happy productive Monday, Last week I invited you to make a list of what is creating chaos in your life. And to take one small action. Just taking one small step helps us move from chaos to calm. We can find our motivation and inspiration in this sense of calm. […]

[Monday Motivation] Zeroing In: How to Get Focused on What ...



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You became a creative business owner to create more freedom. You envisioned freeing up more time, making more money and living your dream lifestyle. But what happens, more often than not, is that you find yourself stuck, a year or four after you open for business. You haven’t achieved the […]

[Monday Motivation] What’s Really Holding You Back from Happiness?


Workflow
We’re always playing with that tension between structure and flow, so that we can bring the best of our findings to you – our beloved, creative community. Today we’re sharing how you can manage your workflow to improve creative productivity. How do we allow for more creative breakthroughs to emerge? […]

Episode 118: How You Can Manage Your Workflow to Improve ...


Our confident productive special guest today really kind of rocked my world the last couple of months … Don’t you love it when you those chance encounters occur, typically when you’re least expecting it? So much fun since we met in Denver, this brilliant content marketing strategist and expert, Shannon […]

Episode 117: The Confident Productive Expert with M. Shannon Hernandez




Well-Structured Life
As a creative business owner, a well-structured life for me is one that’s full of meaning and purpose – not just consistency, deadlines, and goals. All are useful and valuable, but only within the context of doing work that you love and that’s on purpose for you. If some of […]

Episode 114: 3 Benefits of Living a Well-Structured Life


During my 17 years of being self-employed, I’ve had a fair amount of communication wins and mishaps. And in the last 6 years, my wonderful husband Brad, has been working beside me at home, so we’ve learned even more about communication during this time. Would you consider a few questions […]

Episode 113: 3 Effective Ways to Use Technology to Improve ...



We’re excited to be really geeking out today… getting a little focused on one particular tactic that we use in our business on a regular basis to keep us organized and productive. Timelines. What are they and how do they improve productivity? To me, timelines give you a visual representation […]

Episode 112: 3 Reasons to Use Timelines to Improve Productivity