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Being a creative does not mean I have to accept I'm business challenged! The Creative Entrepreneur. Work by Andrew Borloz.

Being a creative does not mean I have to accept I’m business challenged! The Creative Entrepreneur. Work by Andrew Borloz.

I’ve had a bumpy period the last little while…

The last months events’ have not been normal by any stretch and has thrown me off course- emotionally and psychologically. I have not been down to the studio to paint and am in a flux.

It’s a lost feeling.

Often when this happens I return to my former habits and tend not to push though to make it to the other end; the other end being art producing. I find myself creeping all over the internet supposedly researching for my art business, but all I’m really doing is avoiding facing my creative failures.

Now at least I realize what I’m doing: I believe it’s a step into a new level of growth. My desire to do meaningful work can only manifest if I work on a set of goals. Having these goals in my mind and not documented on paper does me no favors.

 I recognize now that’s why I get lost.

There is a tension created for my creative soul because I have not dealt with the practical must-do’s of developing a business, setting goals, strategies and tactics. Putting the ideas down on paper will help me to see clearer and weave the necessary skills to move my business forward. This process of business planning make the ideas rambling around in my head real.

 I’ve hired a business coach. The first task was to set goals. My first kick at the cat for developing these left me with not following his instructions! Imagine that! I ended up with a very elaborate dream list with no dollars or time frames attached. Aren’t those dreams necessary to lead the way into strategies. I’m already confused!

 Any business suggestions on setting goals would be appreciated. Also, if you think of a nifty art-night or class you would like to attend, I’ll put it on my new list and see what develops.

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