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

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Pamela-Slim-003-rIn 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.

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

Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard one of these familiar stories:Revolva's reponse to "The Life You Want" Tour

  • “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 event.”
  • “We can’t pay you, but it’s for a great cause!”

Whatever reason they give, the bottom line is the same: they want you to work for free.

They expect you to be excited to see your name in print or on a marquee.

They imagine that you’d love donating your time, effort, and years of training in exchange for a shot at the honor that comes from winning their contest.

Worst case scenario, they want you to market their event in the weeks prior, reserve a big part of your day, drive, park, lug your stuff, pack, unpack, pack and unpack again, and donate the work you’ve poured your heart and soul into for a good part of your life – all for a vague promise of “exposure.”

You might even think it’ll be worth it. Maybe you love the cause. Maybe you think it will increase your standing and visibility in the community.

Besides, there’s always that miniscule chance that some amazing and fantastic opportunity will come out of a random introduction. You can’t really afford to stay home, can you?

Or can you?

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07 – Succeeding at Multiple Creative Passions with Bob Baker [Podcast]

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Do you have so many interests that it’s hard to decide what to work on next?

Do you struggle to get your work out consistently?

In this episode of the Make Creativity Pay podcast, prolific writer/musician/artist/comedian Bob Baker talks about deciding between multiple passions, finishing projects, learning to create on cue, and overcoming fear to get your work out to the world.


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Can’t Finish Your Creative Projects? Get More Done With These 3 Powerful Strategies

You can’t win if you don’t finish your creative projects.

[This is a guest post by Bryan Collins.]

Do you struggle to finish what you start?

Do you have projects that have been sitting in a purgatory of incompletion for weeks, months, or years?

That collection of stories that’s been hanging over your head, that sketchbook full of plans that mocks you from the corner of your desk, or those song bits that are still taking up space in your phone, perhaps.

Maybe you’re waiting for a huge void to miraculously appear in your schedule, or inspiration to come down out of the sky and fly you over your current hurdle.

You’re not alone.
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