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Creative Thursday

How Do You Show Up Consistently Online, While Also Honing Your Craft?

How Do You Show Up Consistently Online, While Also Honing Your Craft?

Oh and! which platform do you choose?


Do you choose just 1 or more?

How do you know which one is the right one?


Before you set sail in the wide-open ocean of social media, and possibly waste a whole bunch of time posting aimlessly to ALL the platforms at the same time, you're going to want to answer some important questions about your business vision + goals.


In today's podcast episode I walk you through suggestions for you to know what will work best for your working style, along with the details of how and why I prioritize what platforms I'm currently focused on, and the best strategy for showing up consistently both digitally and in your art-making process.


Happening TODAY! Join me for LIVE Creative Business Coaching over Coffee ☕️ at 10 am PDT this morning over on Instagram @creativethursday.

I'll be hosting another session next Thursday, June 30 as well, same time, same place.

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Keeping your Creative Spirit Intact with Artist Jo Blake

Keeping your Creative Spirit Intact with Artist Jo Blake

What if you could save a TON of time, and get that next breakthrough?


Do you have a Coach?


Today on the podcast, I'm bringing you a Creative Biz Coaching over a Coffee conversation I had on Instagram with one of our Expansive Artists members, Artist + Illustrator Jo Blake.


From practical tips to inspired tangents about living this Creative Business life, we covered a lot of ground in our chat together, from

  • setting up your email opt-in + welcome email
  • to best practices for keeping your Creative Spirit intact
  • while focusing on your work goals and marketing to gain momentum
  • and build your confidence as an Artist.


We also talk about this very important truth behind the sudden desire to clean your house (even if you don't like cleaning your house) 😝 🏡


And when and why you want to LEAN IN!


You can learn more about Artist + Illustrator Jo Blake

@joblakeart  on Instagram

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Not Making Money Yet? Listen Before You Give Up…

Not Making Money Yet? Listen Before You Give Up…

What do you do if your financial goals are not being met by your dream (yet)?


How long do you give it before you give up?


If this is the question you're asking, then this is precisely the moment you'll learn just how much you want your dream.


And how much you're ready to be self-reliant


And spoiler alert, as I recount my financial story of how I finally started to make a consistent living, it took me several years and as I continue to grow, the "strategic financial risk" taking never ends...


While no one can answer whether you should give up or not, in today's episode, I share the state you definitely don't want to be in when you're deciding, along with 3 suggestions on how to find comfort in the discomfort to help you breathe easier and get the clarity you're seeking about the next step that's right for you ~

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Are You Fitting Your Gifts in the Gaps of Someone Else’s Dream? with James Wedmore, Founder of Business of By Design

Are You Fitting Your Gifts in the Gaps of Someone Else’s Dream? with James Wedmore, Founder of Business of By Design

How do you know that you’re not ready for something you’ve never done before? ~ James Wedmore

If you don't already know him, today I invite you into the world and mind of James Wedmore~ and the opportunity to get off the fence once and for all and say YES to following your passions in this life. 

Telling you now... this is one of those episodes you're going to want to save and listen to multiple times.
James is the founder of Business By Design + host of The Mind Your Business Podcast, helping entrepreneurs in all industries rapidly grow their digital products, while working less.
In this episode we touched upon a wide variety of topics to not only help you with your online business ~ but these are the kinds of skills that will help you in all areas of your life.
 James shares how to:
  • get clear on your passion
  • know if you're ready for this next step
  • become financially self-reliant
  • outsmart your worthy opponent (hint it's not outside of you)
  • stop putting off your dreams
  • get closer to truth
  • never let a negative comment keep you from shining your light
  • the true “secret to success”


And TODAY James is hosting his annual 3 part workshop LIVE.

Click here to join the FREE workshop Rise of The Digital CEO


You can find all things James Wedmore and Business By Design


on instagram 


The Mind Your Business Podcast


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Thinking of Teaching Online? & Want to Build Recurring Revenue in your CREATIVE BIZ

Thinking of Teaching Online? & Want to Build Recurring Revenue in your CREATIVE BIZ

This one's for you!

A special Sunday edition of the  podcast.

Want to never be laid off, fired and still have a regular paycheck?

Recurring revenue is your answer, and one of the ways you can add that into your business is through creating digital products from online teaching to creating your own membership.

An excerpt from one of our Expansive Artist calls featuring my mentor and business coach Stu McLaren and a roundtable of our EA members, Artists sharing ideas, inspiration and a behind the scenes of how they added an additional revenue stream of online teaching into their Creative businesses.

Join Stu, the PRO when it comes to starting and growing your Membership for his free Membership Workshop kicking-off this Thursday April 21. Click here to register.


The Artists featured in today's episode:

Eliza Day Green @elizadaygreen

Sarah Kelly @sarahelisekelly

Marie Delage Carlson


Happy Easter to all Celebrating and enjoy this special episode!


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Tips on Finding Your Artist Voice

Tips on Finding Your Artist Voice

Do you think you may have found your voice but you're just too close to the work to see it?

Or is it because you're emerging that you automatically assume you don't have a voice yet?

Could it be that your work needs a more consistent practice to fully develop into a unique + elevated offering?

Spoiler Alert: you might already have the answer on how to find your voice, but you're looking outside for reassurance and validation.

That's all fine and good as long as you also know how to trust your own intuition, and as a Coach I'll remind you to look inwards for your answer, like I did in my Creative Biz Coaching over Coffee session no. 2 with New Mexico Artist, Nara.

You can learn more about Artist, Nara on Instagram


The doors to The Expansive Artists are re-opening for the first time this year, tomorrow Friday March 18.

Join the waitlist to know as soon as they re-open.


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How to Get Clear on your Dreams

How to Get Clear on your Dreams

Do you feel conflicted about your dreams?

Do you find yourself second guessing your path,wondering if you’re headed in the right direction?

Does the uncertainty of how it will all come together often affect your day to day progress?

When you’re not feeling clear, there’s a reason.

Tune in to learn what we uncovered with Hawaii based Artist Jesse Tepora around why she may be feeling a lack of clarity around her dreams.

Today’s episode brings you our first Creative Business Coaching over Coffee session.

Thank you again to Jesse for openly sharing a peek into her creative dreams + fears during our live coaching over Instagram.


If you’re ready to join us for more coaching be sure to save your spot for the Sell A Piece of Art Workshop + Coaching Week starting this Monday March 14

Register here at

You can learn more about Artist, Jessica Tepora 

@jessteporaart  on Instagram


 image above features my newest  works in progress.


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Do you have Shiny Squirrel Syndrome?

Do you have Shiny Squirrel Syndrome?

How do you know what to focus on when?

But what if I’m a creative free spirit and I don’t like to be boxed into one style, theme, medium or project?

A little something I learned the hard way ~ (but you can learn it now!) unfortunately for us Free Spirits the “I don’t want to be BOXED IN” approach is a no go strategy when it comes to having a thriving career as an Artist.

In today’s episode I share how I choose my creative focus, and then prioritize the steps to make it happen!

Join me for the Sell A Piece of Art Workshop + Coaching Week starting March 14

Register at


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Your 2 Biggest Artist Assets

Your 2 Biggest Artist Assets

Truth time. When it comes to selling your Art work, are you a hobbyist or a PRO?

Time and time again I see Artists with all levels of experience, struggle to build a successful business because they’re focusing on the wrong priorities.

Your attitude informs how you approach building your business, and it can make all the difference in how profitable you are for the long game. 

So today, let’s talk about the 2 biggest business assets that most Artists overlook, why, and how to stop overlooking them ASAP!

Join me for Creative Business Coaching over Coffee, for the next 3 Thursdays LIVE  over on Instagram @ 9 am PST.



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The Slow Business Movement

The Slow Business Movement

What’s my love of cooking a good meal + sourcing the majority of my food locally have to do with running my business?

After spending 3 days in a Mastermind surrounded by some amazing business owners - the kind who are “crushing it” daily, growing to 6, even 7 figures within one calendar year ~ the concept of the slow food movement popped into my mind.

As they vulnerably shared their experiences of what that kind of growth really meant for them, I came away from that gathering with a whole new insight and understanding around what I want for my business and how it can support the life I want ~ not the other way around.

Recognizing my date with burnout is coming dangerously close, if I don’t make a change ~ this is the new approach to growing my business that I’m thinking about…

Would love to know what you think about this approach.


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