Inspiration | 10 Must Read Articles for the Creative Entrepreneurial Wannabe

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A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

These are a few of many articles that I have been reading lately. If you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy clicking through to learn about unchaining Creativity, dreaming big and always “doing the right thing”! I hope you become as inspired as I did. :-)

If you don’t feel like reading all of it, there’s a video at the bottom that you really should watch!

  1. 3 Reasons You Should Consider Self-Employment
    When you’ve been writing for awhile there will come a point where you’ll say to yourself: Could I do this full time? Would I want to? The question of self-employment pops up for pretty much every writer. The question isn’t what’s important though…
  2. Are You A 21st Century Creative Entrepreneur?
    Jennifer Blanchard writes: I say “work” in quotation marks because I always defined work as something you do, and not some place you go. But most of the modern world doesn’t agree with that…
  3. 10 Reasons You Should Be A Writer-preneur
    Another article by Jennifer Blanchard, who defines a writer-preneur as someone who is a lot more than just a writer who makes money from her writing. A writer-preneur is a writer who has an entrepreneurial mindset and sees opportunity in using her creative gifts to earn an income.
  4. On Starting Your Own Business
    When it comes to getting shit done, you can’t go much further than Jen Dziura. As the creator of Get Bullish, the best place online for aggressive lady-advice, Jen is a woman who has her fingers in many pies – And yet manages to execute with aplomb…
  5. 99 Ways to Market Your Art
    You’re an artist & a writer, musician, illustrator, or dancer. Maybe you’re into doll sculpting, keepsake jewelry making, fashion photography, plein air painting, or composing ambient electronica. But how do you market that?
  6. How to do the right thing, every time
    What’s the right thing to do next? How do I know if I’m doing on the RIGHT things? There’s no one to tell me if I should be doing this or that… Maybe you’re just wasting your time? How can you tell?
  7. Unchaining Creativity: 5 ‘Do It Today’ Ways to Amp Up Your Creative Expression
    First idea is: wearing clothes that are a reflection of your energetic, creative, and intellectual point of view is one of the simplest ways to be joyfully self-expressed, and share something of who you are with the world… Why not?
  8. Much Better Ways to Create Marketing Exchanges with Bloggers
    For better or worse, blogs are powerful marketing engines. But here’s the thing many marketers fail to grasp: Bloggers are rarely actually interested in being marketers.
  9. How Dreaming Big Helps You As An Entrepreneur
    Have you ever thought that one day your business would get to a point where it can compete with other large organizations in your field? Do you have it as an aspiration that you also are going to become one of the top CEOs in your field?
  10. Meet Elizabeth Gilbert Inspiration with link love from iHanna (link list at
    The Daring Interview Series by Brené Brown, started because she wanted to know more about the people who share their work with the world and inspire all of us to show up, be seen, and live brave. I’ve got a girl crush on both of these women!

I am looking forward to reading Elisabeth Gilbert’s new book The Signature of All Things, clearing of my desk to get some work done today – and for right now, I am simply gonna watch this video again, with the inspirational Brené Brown, about not being brave and doing it anyway, about finding inspiration in the challenge of it all:

Brené Brown: Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count from 99U on Vimeo.

5 Responses

  1. I will certainly dive into a few articles later on this week. The video was very inspiring already and oh so true! Thank you for sharing! – Irma

  2. I don’t usually comment just to say a simple “thanks” or “what a fantastic post” its usually a comment making a contribution to the discusson. But in this case . . . Thanks, what a fantastic post!

  3. Awesome post, Hanna. I watched Brene Brown’s video not once but twice. Also bookmarked several other articles. Thanks for sharing this.

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