Are you preparing yourself for growth this year?
Do you want more customers, clients, sales, profits and more?
Listen, if you're not thinking about growth, then it's pretty simple: you're not going to grow.
Seriously. It is a hard truth but, if you don't plan for growth, you will not have the soil prepared and you will not be nurturing your business to reach for the goals that you have set.
You have set your creative business goals for 2016 and beyond, right??
So let's think about planning for growth. Yeah, FYI, growth involves just that -- planning. So what do you need to plan?
First of all, you need to plan your budget, as in your income and expenses. I know, I know, we all hate this part but let me suggest that what we focus on... GROWS. So this year, why not try focusing on growing your numbers? Focus on increasing your income and managing your expenses. Focus on making more money with your talents.
I mean, what have you got to lose??
Second, you'll want to prep your content plan. Have I mentioned this before?? Yes, I have mentioned this before!
Content = your creative work.
So whatever it is that you create or share with the world, that is your content. That is your product. That is what you need to plan, at least a rough idea of it.
In other words, will you write a book this year? (Yes!) Will you choreograph a new show this year? (Yes!) Will you create enough paintings to get a gallery show? Will you get enough gigs to make switching from a full-time day job to part-time a viable option for you and your family?
That's the plan I'm talking about. I'm not suggesting that you come up with some kind of cockamamie pie-in-the-sky get-famous-fast plan. No. I'm saying this: Make an action plan that you can follow. Make a monthly plan for what you want to create, why you want to create it and where you want to sell it.
Next, you'll need to plan how you're going to sell that shit.
Also, don't forget this all important detail: You need to decide on the main activity that makes your soul go THRUM. That is what you need to focus on. THAT is the content you need to concentrate on. THAT is the shit you're going to sell.
Here's to your success!
xo Ringleader Pam
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© 2016 Pamela C Wills, Int’l
Revolution Ringleader Pamela C Wills is a choreographer and writer with a passion for business who teaches multitalented creatives how to turn their talents into cash. Her Get Your Big Break! program dives into three strategies to level up your creative success. Want to make money in the arts? Don’t just dabble in your art, download your FREE report, "Turn Your Talents into Cash: 10 Simple Steps" at www.PamelaCWills.com and start calling YOUR shots today!