I am so grateful to be walking this path as a creative, but it isn't always easy. The wealth of information at our fingertips is truly overwhelming. I feel like I am finally cracking the code of inspiration and action. We all need some inspiration, but we also need to take action. Last year I started listening to podcasts with Tiffany Han and wow, they are full of inspiration and I feel like in my head I am saying yes, yes yes. Many of these podcasts motivated me to get to doing the work, but I felt like I needed more.
I had been following Marketing Your Creativity by Lisa Jacobs, but I wasn't engaged. Finally Lisa's voice reached me, resonated with me and I felt like I had a coach in my corner and the marketing savvy that I lacked. I am a maker, I love making, but marketing seemed elusive. I felt like I knew what to do, but it was like a diet I was not following it. I have to say I am not sure why it all seemed to click, but I think it was because I was ready and willing to change they way I am doing things.
I would be remiss if I didn't add the tool that really has helped with my process is, using the Bullet Journal by Ryder Carroll. I have always kept a notebook for as long as I can remember, a steno, a legal pad, my levenger planner...the brillance in Ryders system for me is the index and collection pages. I have my small bright orange leuchtturm bullet journal that I carry everywhere, the color makes me happy and I can add notes easily. I also have a big levenger planner for business and blogging that I am numbering pages and keeping an index. Writing down the actionable steps, not just a to do list has really helped me move forward.
I have always loved simplicity, so finding inspiration, action and a tool to use, I know I will have a great 2016. So I challenge you to find the one person that inspires, one person who helps you take action and a tool to help keep you on track. Let me know where are you find inspiration, action and the tool you use.
If you fail to plan you plan to fail. Ben Franklin.
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