023: What I Wish I’d Known

Season #1

If you could go back to the very beginning of your journey as a creative entrepreneur, what would you tell yourself? What pieces of advice would have made your journey to this point a little smoother if someone had whispered them in your ear at that early stage in your career? Or, what pieces of advice were whispered in your ear, but you ignored them and learned the hard way, and now you wish you’d paid attention? What do you wish you’d known when you were embarking on this crazy, fantastical journey called creative entrepreneurship? Today, I’m going to answer those questions from my creative entrepreneurship experience and tell you the eight things I wish I’d known as a young, just-starting-out creative entrepreneur. Hopefully you can learn from some of my mistakes and missteps along the way. In this episode, you will learn:

  • How you can use play to grow your creativity.
  • Why celebrating your successes, no matter how small, is vital to your artistic journey.
  • How to balance receiving advice from mentors in your field, while also making space to be your unique creative self.
  • What role mindset plays in the development of your artistic business.
  • Where to turn when you’re not finding the opportunities you want in your creative industry.
  • Why it’s so important to know your worth as a creative.
  • What role self-care plays in your creative business.
  • Why kindness matters in creative entrepreneurship.

In this episode, I mention that registration is now open for the summer 2023 session of my Taming the Muse Group Workshop, and I reference two previous episodes of this podcast: 

I also reference my adult coloring page of my daily mantra, which originally came from Andi Arndt, and I reference the Merriam-Webster definition for the word "play."

A full transcript of this episode can be found hereFull transcripts of every episode will always be available at the Starving Artist No More Blog.

Thank you for listening. Please feel free to reach out to me at www.StarvingArtistNoMore.com, with any questions, comments, or feedback. I'd love to hear from you.