We seem to be in a creative revolution. In business, this revolution is changing the way we bring our products and services to the public, but it is also changing the very nature of those products and services. Being online is still a revolutionary act: it goes against the general wisdom that, to get ahead, you must work for years, work your way up through the ranks and end up a junior manager of junior managers.We are entering an age when everyone, not just the genius few like Ford or Spielberg or Bill Gates, can carve out their own life and make it work and in doing so can change the face of society. We all have the tools, if we have the desire, to create something wonderful, that makes a difference on the planet and creates a life for ourselves that is worth living.With these new tools available to us for both the creation of our products and services and for the dissemination of them, we now have the responsibility to ourselves and to the planet to create something worthy of ourselves. Actually, we have always had that responsibility, but now, with so much interconnectedness, it is more obvious. It is also more obvious when we don’t take on that responsibility.Part of the creative process, in life, art and in business, is to dream. Remember that dream you had as a child? The dream of what you wanted to do, who you wanted to be? What was it? Get back in touch with that dream and let it percolate in your subconscious mind a bit, which is the very essence of being responsible for your creativity, and see what it presents you with.Also remember that dreams don’t really die. They do sometimes go into hibernation when we don’t pay attention to them. It is time to let the hibernation of your dreams come to an end. Let the dreams percolate back to our conscious minds. Once they are there, let the creative process take over and suggest ways to turn those dreams into something practical that will benefit your clients and customers and will enhance your way of life.When you align with your dreams, and your dreams align with what we used to call the greater good, you open the possibility of creating a powerful shift. Dream big and create that shift.
Do you have a difficult time separating the business from the creative side of writing? In other words, do you get upset and depressed when you receive a rejection letter that you cannot focus on your writing and your productivity suffers as a result? If you do, then you haven’t set proper boundaries between the business and creative side of writing.In this article, I will show you how to separate the two realms of your writing so that you could do your best writing yet still focus on the business side of your writing so that you could be at your best. If you want to be a successful and joyous writer, you must create a boundary between these two sides of the writing life.The creative side of writing focuses on getting an idea, moulding it, writing a rough draft, editing, revising, and polishing. So, it has to do with the creative process, that process that is probably for most writers the most enjoyable process. This is when we can experience flow and do our best writing, enjoying our writing time at our desks.Then there is the business of writing which encompasses the less fun stuff of writing such as submitting, dealing with rejections, finding an agent, dealing with low sales of our books, bad reviews, and anything that fuels your sense of rejection.To be a joyous writer, you should never allow these two areas or realms of your writing life to bleed over into each other. Otherwise, if you let one area bleed into another one, you will feel very depressed and unhappy. Here is an example of what happens when one areas bleeds into the other one.Here are a few ways to avoid such situations and ensure that your creative and business side stay apart.1. Create boundaries around the creative and business side of your writing. This means that when you write, think or nothing but write. In this moment, as you write on paper or compose on the keyboard with an outline, all is okay. You are happy, and being creative which is a divine gift and a wonderful life.2. Switch hats when you write. I have a few writer friends who actually have different hats or head bands for when they write and when they do the business side of their writing. This way, before they sit down to write, they put their business issues in their business box and they put a lid on it. They confine their business issues until when they need to do some of that kind of work.3. Do a centering exercise or meditate before you start writing. This can help you to become more aware of what you are doing and focus on the creative aspect of your writing and not the business aspect when you write.4. Don’t check your email or bring your cell phone in your office when you are writing. Any distraction such as this can wreak havoc with the creative process.5. Don’t multi-task when you write. So, try to just write when you are writing, and when you stop writing for the day, you could check your email. This way you will enjoy writing and be able to take time to really have a fulfilling creative session in your office.By following these tips, you will be keeping the business and creative part of your writing life separate. This way, you will definitely have a sense of joy and fulfillment before, during, and after your writing session. This will help you to be successful and feel fulfilled as a writer.
Oftentimes, we come across individuals in our life that have the desire to start a business yet do not have any ideas when it comes to the products they wish to offer. Whereas, there are only a few entrepreneurs today that have different kinds of product ideas. This is a rarity today as many people just tend to follow the common business product idea. For those that are interested in being unique in their career, there are some of the innovative ideas that one can use in order to become a unique entrepreneur:1. In the market, there are literally a lot of simple products being offered by businesses of all sizes. You may have noticed that there are some products that you can change in terms of physical appearance, features or price. Make it a habit to identify products that you can improve and think about how you can sell that in your current market.2. There are a lot of problems that are happening all around us all the time. Choose one of the simpler problems that a lot of people are complaining about and find a way that you can satisfy their needs through a product. Think of a way that you can create a product that will be their main solution to the problems they are facing in their day to day lives.3. Keep a wary eye on the items in the market that are in-demand as you can start production of products that have similar features as these. Put them out in the market and see the reaction of prospect customers. A lot of people are going to purchase from your business if you provide products that are hot in today’s market which will earn you a lot of profit.4. You can choose to get an old product and start improving it which you can present as a new one. If you have a product that was once popular but now has lost its taste, revise and update it necessarily in order to draw the same amount of demand as it usually had. This is a popular business product idea for entrepreneurs that are offering e-books for sale.5. Send out market surveys and questionnaires in order to find out what innovative product ideas your customers have in mind which they can use in the future. There are a lot of creative customers out there that can provide viable products and all you need to do is to take advantage of their innovativeness. You can start creating a product that has a large demand in your market right away.There are many products in today’s market that were once old products or improvements of their older versions. If you are looking for new product ideas for your business, you do not have to start all over again as all the resources you need are there. All an entrepreneur needs is the creativity on how they can improve or modify a business product idea into something new and unique.