014: Begin with the End in Mind
Do you know where your creative business is going? Do you know the things you want to achieve and do and create in your business in the coming year? If you do know where you want your business to go, have you taken the time to make those goals concrete and specific? Knowing where we’re going in our creative work has a lot of advantages, and in today’s episode we’re going to talk about why it’s so important for you to have a concrete image for the future of your artistic enterprise. We’re going to look at why it’s so important for you to begin with the end in mind.
In this episode you will learn:
- Why beginning with the end in mind matters for your creative business.
- How identifying your dream goals for your business influences the business strategies you choose.
- How goal-setting and strategizing can actually improve your creativity and innovation.
- Why goal-setting leads to positive change, and how to capitalize on those changes.
In this episode, I reference the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. I also reference this article from the Harvard Business Review looking at the connection between constraints and creativity.
A full transcript of this episode can be found here. Full transcripts of every episode will always be available at the Starving Artist No More Blog.
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