HOW TO BECOME A CONFIDENT CREATIVE WORKSHOP LEADER (EVEN IF YOU'RE AN INTROVERT LIKE ME)
5 MINDSET HACKS YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR SUCCESS AS A CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR
How many times have you heard yourself say, if I was more confident, less of an introvert, more experienced..blah blah blah then I would be leading creative workshops and a more successful creative entrepreneur?
As a pretty introverted and timid kid, growing up I believed that confidence Was something people were born with. Now I know that its not something we just have, its something we create. Here I am sharing my three tips for portraying confidence as a creative workshop leader.
8 STRATEGIES TO FORM A NEW HABIT TO SUPPORT YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS
There are so many mindset blocks that hold female creative entrepreneurs back from launching their own businesses and from leading art and craft workshops. These invisible blockages can really hold us up from seeing the success we want and that we are actually able to achieve.
Often times when we are faced with a big task, no matter how much we really want to conquer it, we find excuses to delay us, we put up our own barriers and roadblocks because subconsciously that’s easier than facing the fear.
6 LESSONS LEARNED FROM LEADING CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
Entrepreneurship is a game of growth, there are always new levels and challenges we need to rise up to. There was a time when I had lists of all these new things I wanted to implement and I would try them for a few days and then they would kind of fizzle out. It wasn’t until I made a conscious decision to form them into a habit that they stuck and became second nature.
FINDING CONFIDENCE AS A CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR WITH GUEST BLOGGER MADDIE BLANCHARD
I have been leading creative workshops online and ‘in real life’ for a little over ten years now, I have made all the mistakes and experienced all the nerves, but no matter what goes wrong it’s always such an amazing experience, being able to share my knowledge with others in such an intimate and creative setting is truly an honor, every time.
For those just thinking about leading creative workshops it can seem daunting (I promise it’s not anywhere as near as scary as it might seem!) so thought I would share the 6 main lessons I have learned along the way.
RUNNING A CREATIVE BUSINESS AS AN INTROVERT
For many of us, confidence doesn’t come naturally. It’s a tricky thing - too much of it and you come across as arrogant or narcissistic. Too little of it, and you may be seen as a push-over or filled with self-doubt. But if you can find the sweet spot where you can be confident, but remain humble and open to healthy critique, then you are set up for success in your business.
10 HABITS FOR SUCCESS
If you’re reading this you’re probably a lot like me. I am a passionate human with big dreams, craving community, connection and creativity.
I have wild aspirations to leave my creative mark on this world, I have literally made it my mission to impact and heal the world with creativity... one workshop at a time.
I am a creative but also an introvert and a Gemini. I am constantly conflicted in pursuit of my mission. I am an entrepreneurial paradox at times!
5 WAYS TO AVOID BURNOUT IN YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS WITH GUEST BLOGGER JENNIFER PARR
Success in business can be a challenge if you don't have the discipline to do what needs to be done on a daily basis. Keeping focused, motivated and taking action on the activities that will push the needle forward in your business is often a struggle for creative brains, but the key is to focus on developing your strengths not on eliminating your weaknesses.
3 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOUR CREATIVE WORKSHOP IDEA IS A GOOD ONE
Today, you already have a to-do list 15 items long, you slept through your alarm, you have a handful of messages to answer, and somewhere between all of your tasks you’ve got to find time to do the laundry you’ve neglected all week. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. As a small business owner, you’re already juggling multiple roles.
5 STEP PLAN TO DOUBT YOUR SELF DOUBT
Worrying that people won’t buy or show up to your workshop is common and actually very valid fear. But here’s the thing, too many people think that whether people will show up or not must remain a big mystery until the day of the workshop, it doesn’t. You do not have to guess if there is a market for your workshop topic and you definitely shouldn’t.
Validating your workshop topic idea before you get too deep into the planning stages means that you wont be wasting valuable time, energy and money on creating a workshop that no-one wants to buy tickets to.
THE ACTIONABLE SELF CARE BLUEPRINT FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS
Self doubt is perfectly normal, our brain is hardwired to question and analyze everything we do but we must learn to recognise that we have the ability to move past our own self doubt. We can stop standing in our own way as soon as we accept that self doubt is just a tiny piece of our own puzzle and we stop letting it define us and limit us.
There is a lot of airy-fairy and intangible advice out there about overcoming self doubt so I have put together a very actionable 5 step plan for you to start seeing results right away. So grab your journal and get ready to ask yourself some big questions…
3 MYTHS ABOUT LEADING CREATIVE WORKSHOPS THAT SHOULD NOT HOLD YOU BACK
You’re so busy in your business being the multi-passionate, multi-tasking, all singing, all dancing creative, that self care has completely dropped off your to do list.
Burnout, loss of productivity, anxiety, impostor syndrome, negative self talk, comparison paralysis....welcome to the side effects of neglected self care that will impact big time on you and the success of your business.
You’re a 9-5 superhuman, a side-hustling creative, who loves helping others, putting your big brave ideas out there into the world.
MY 10 SECRETS TO APPLAUSE-WORTHY CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
I’ve heard all the excuses and made all the excuses, but the truth is, if you truly want to lead creative workshops and share your passion and your message with others, you can. I know it’s not easy to just decide, I know you’re brain wants to keep you safe and I know you believe that there reasons you might not be able to lead workshops, even if you dream of being able to. It’s time to bust 3 of the biggest myths of all.
Did you know that workshops are 90% preparation and 10% presentation? So there is a lot of planning that needs to happen, but what exactly do you need to plan for? After leading countless creative workshops I’ve come up with my top 10 secret list to take the guesswork out of planning and raise your workshops to the next level.