You were that kid who, instead of paying attention to your math teacher, sat in the back of the classroom drawing pictures in your notebook. When mom helped you set up a lemonade stand, you made sure it was a profitable lemonade stand. You were mesmerized by your dad’s camera and when he finally let you use it you never gave it back. And that kid who called himself a “publisher” because he was selling his hand-drawn comics to every friend, relative and neighbor he could coerce into buying ‘em? Yeah, that sounds like you, too.
THAT’S who you are: the one who was ID’ed at an early age as being “creative” but with a healthy dose of “entrepreneurial” mixed in. And now, all these years later, you get to put both of those traits to work on a daily basis because there’s a lot of overlap between “creativity” and building a successful business.
I know who you are because I am you.
Yeah, that’s me with my mom…Easter Sunday, 1957.
I’m holding my first-ever camera and unbeknownst to me, of course, is the fact that I’m on a path that years later would allow me to call myself a “professional photographer” as well as the owner of several successful business ventures.
So yes, I know you: you have that special creative gift, that mysterious “something” that excited you from an early age and which manifested itself as a talent others admired. But that talent wasn’t limited to drawing pretty pictures or writing compelling stories or playing Rachmaninov on the piano…turns out you also had a pretty good head for business.
Despite the risks and the nay-sayers you’ve chosen to make your passion into your career. Creative entrepreneurship can (should!) be a lot of fun, but the path to business success is rarely a tranquil ride: it can be lonely, frustrating and stressful…sometimes simultaneously! I established cr8vstrategy to help make your journey to success a little less lonely, a lot less frustrating and as stress-free as possible.