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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?


It’s Monday again. I have found myself focusing on mindset in September’s Monday motivation emails. Perhaps because I am so often working on improving my own mindset and looking at where I am or am not taking action in my life and business. As I look ahead to the final […]

[Monday Motivation] Who do you have to become?


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How do we bring more mindfulness, purpose, and ultimately more productivity into our creative businesses? That is the question Brad and I are exploring today. If you’re just now tuning in, we’re in the midst of exploring aspects of our life that can influence and improve productivity in ways you […]

Episode 119: How Mindfulness Helps Productivity



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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 ...


Are you afraid to fail? I love this quote graphic that says “Don’t Fear Failure, Fear Inaction.” I’ve been seeing a lot of chatter recently in blog posts and articles about “Fail Fast” and “Fail Forward.” When uber successful business leaders are interviewed they often point out their willingness to […]

[Monday Motivation] Are you afraid to fail?


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



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Do you remember the song “I am a warrior” by Patty Smyth? She was a popular punk rock and New Wave artist in the 70’s and 80’s. Here is a YouTube video of the song and the lyrics if you are curious, pretty hilarious now but she was quite popular […]

[Monday Motivation] Do you remember this song by Patty Smyth?


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You know how it goes … you wake up and reach for your phone … you wander around the house drinking coffee while you surf Facebook becoming increasingly agitated. You check your email and it’s a disaster … unfinished business from yesterday, more went wrong overnight. You vaguely remember eating […]

Episode 116: Is Your Morning Routine Setting You Up for ...


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It’s the first Monday of September, only 4 months to go in 2018 and yet it feels like there is so much to do; so much I want to accomplish. How about you? Looking forward can you see what’s possible? Today is the day of the year where we are […]

[Monday Motivation] Are you stronger than yesterday?



If you are anything like us you have daily struggles with procrastination. We see it every day in our own work as creative business owners and it’s one of the top problems our clients share with us. There are always opportunities to procrastinate: maybe it’s that great idea you keep […]

Episode 115: 5 Reasons Why Creative Entrepreneurs Procrastinate