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10 – What To Do When You Have Scattered Creative Interests with Pam Slim [Podcast]

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Show Summary

In this episode of the Make Creativity Pay Podcast, I talk to Pam Slim, author of Body of Work and Escape from Cubicle Nation, about how creatives with varied (even scattered) interests can pull them all together into a cohesive whole and finally feel good about who they are and what they do.

Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to find the thread that ties all your scattered creative interests together.
  • How to describe your work intelligently, even when you’re in a period of exploration and uncertainty.
  • What to do if you feel bad about yourself, or directionless, simply because you’ve had many interests over your lifetime.
  • Do you ever wonder if your work matters? Here’s why it does.
  • How and why to become your own “venture capitalist”.

 

[1:09] What if you have so many different interests that you tend to feel scattered?

[2:34] How to start defining your body of work.

[3:48] Feel like you’ve been wasting your time? Try this…

[4:33] Why you need to create context and understand what ‘connects’ in your work.

[7:45] What if you’re at a stage where you aren’t completely clear about what’s next for you?

[10:22Which “ingredients” should you use for your “work recipe?”

[12:56] Is this tired rhetoric about entrepreneurship stopping you cold?

[15:08] Want good things to come to you? You need to do this one thing well…

[17:38] What happens if you are doing something that is not totally aligned with the creative work you want to be doing?

[25:16] The Tao of LL Cool J…

[29:17] The secret to transforming your hobby, your creative work, so you can start making money

 

Links and Resources

PamelaSlim.com

Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Story Together

Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur

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How to Get People Pounding Down Your Door to Buy Your Creative Work

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You know, those people who will love your writing, art, music, or other creative work so much that they’re the first to buy whenever you release something new?

The people who open your emails as soon as you send them.

The folks who tell all their friends how much they love your work.

The fans who buy multiple items you’ve made or several tickets to your shows to give as Christmas gifts.

Maybe you’re trying on your own to attract enthusiastic followers through your website, social media presence, or personal interactions.

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Struggling to Sell Your Creative Work Online? You Might Be Missing This Key Ingredient

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08 – Becoming Confident Handling Taxes & Accounting for Creatives with June Walker

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09 – Moving Past Fear to Creative Invincibility with Josh Pais [Podcast]

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13 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work for Free (Even if Oprah Calls)

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard one of these familiar stories: “We’d love to have you as part of our event, but we don’t have a budget.” “You’ll be in the newspaper and our flier. It will be great exposure!” “Submit your work to our contest, we’ll feature the best entry at our upcoming […]

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