The term “creative entrepreneur” and all the industries it now covers, continues to rapidly expand. Worlds are colliding. Uniting. Coalescing. And becoming something more. How to find your voice in this vast landscape? And how to monetize your business while staying true the creative within?
Before you starting applying for new jobs, make sure your digital persona is not tarnishing your image and you’re not putting yourself at a disadvantage. You should have the right privacy settings in place and remove all signs of bad behavior. Your future employers should find a reputable person when they look you up on Facebook.
According to the Social Readjustment Rating Scale, unemployment is one of the top 10 stressful life events. Hunting for a new job can be a rollercoaster ride; high points when you find jobs that call you for an interview and lows when you go weeks without hearing from an employer.
When people say they are disappointed in themselves because they weren’t very productive, they usually mean they had a whole long list of things to do and barely managed to do half of them – even though they woke up early and carried on almost all through the night. But productivity is about more than how much you get done in a day, it is about getting as much done as possible, in as little time and with as little effort as possible.
I was recently given the opportunity to work from home, and I admit it: I panicked a little. I know myself well enough to know that my day job is not the same as the time I spend writing. That’s creativity time, and that is easily done at home. On the couch. In front of the TV.
Online Marketing in today’s world is invaluable, but at the same time, it can prove to be a great challenge if you are on a low budget. There are companies that spend millions on online marketing, and then there are companies that don’t spend anything at all, and they still get great results.
For most businesses, the first impression clients will have is the reception area, and for new hires, their first impression of what it would be like to work there is found in the office layout.
Peter Legge will be one of the 13 featured speakers at the TEDx StanleyPark event happening on May 23 in Vancouver. I heard him speak in person a few years ago and found him to be funny, engaging and also one of the kindest and most authentic people I’ve ever met.
Whatever you are selling, you can only talk about it for so long. Getting to know your clients makes the whole experience more fun and much more rewarding. Sure, the sale is a good thing, but relationships are far more important in the long run!
When a customer asks a question that you don’t know the answer to, the best answer is this: “I don’t know, but I’ll find out!”. When you do this, you are telling the truth and operating from a position of integrity.