Episode #46 // Finding Focus in Your Creative Business

"So many creatives self-sabotage by focusing on what's 3 steps ahead instead of just the next step."
- Kathleen Shannon

Many creative entrepreneurs we speak to feel unfocused and scattered, but it’s not for a lack of ideas. Many creatives are talented or interested in LOTS of things. Or some creatives know they have a creative spirit, but feel like a jack of all trades / master of none. So today we’re talking about finding your creative focus and how to shift your focus if you want to change directions or add more to the mix.

'Blogging isn't just about sharing your gifts of knowledge, it's also an experimenting ground.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'What are you confident in? That's a really great place to find focus.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet So many creatives self-sabotage by focusing on what's 3 steps ahead instead of just the next step. -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'You will not gain creative confidence by getting stuck in your own head.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet You don't need a plan for every single thing you do. Just do it, have fun with it and see what happens. -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'It's not about doing what you love, it's doing what interests you long enough to stick with it.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'You have to find your groove. Focus is something that comes with an understanding of a task.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'In order to do well in each phase of your business, you need to focus on one thing at a time.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Talking is not doing, thinking is not doing, planning is not doing. Doing is doing.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'It's a habit of entrepreneurs to monetize everything. It's okay to keep interests just for you.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Finding focus and getting distracted
  • Finding something you LOVE to do vs. finding something you find interesting
  • Focusing on one thing at a time
  • Feeling scattered and distracted
  • Shifting focus
  • Asking for what you want

RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

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