Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Creative Girl Book Group: Chapters 11 and 12

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I have taken time this past week to truly take note of all the "busy busy" of my life... and assessing this one thing:

is all that "busy" really doing ANYTHING to advance my business.

Chapter 11 of the Book Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career by Katharine Sise challenges you with this question:

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO WORK FOR YOURSELF?

I have to tell these last few weeks I was beginning to wonder if the answer to that question is "NO!"  I think I was letting things get out of control by casting this wide net with so many opportunities going on at once.  And my rationale was since my hubby is deployed why not fill my time up while I can and hopefully advance the business so that when the hubby gets home I can relax and reap the benefits of the work.  The problem?  Many things WERE NOT ADVANCING the cause.  The section in this chapter titled "Get Ready to Be Your Own Boss" helped me to see I was not being a good boss.   I needed to clean house.  And so I did.  And guess what? I feel happy.  I am waking up without this whirring sound in my head of all the things ALL THE THINGS ALL THE THINGS...

I have also added to my reading pile as a result of this chapter: The Business Side of Creativity by Cameron S. Foote.

Chapter 12 titled "Birth the Creative Baby"  helped me to fall in love with this baby called Well of Creations again.  I LOVE IT.  I love where it is going.  I love what I am learning about myself.

What about you?  Are you reading along?  Leave your notes or your blog links in the comments.

-Robin Norgren

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