by Dannielle Cresp on July 5, 2011
When it comes to our futures and our hopes and dreams, we are often faced with a dilemma: do we tell everyone about it right from the beginning and hope that they are supportive without hesitation; do we shy away from making them come true for fear of their negative reactions; or do we just find our path and do it anyway.
It is such a scary prospect to think about dreams as something that can actually come true, we’re not Cinderella after all. Society reinforces the idea that we work only to enjoy life later, that dreamers are akin to those crazy people everyone laughs at at the party. But it’s just not the case.
We can be who and what we want to be if we are willing to work out how to get there and can find the supportive people that we need to get us there.
Support is an amazing thing. Especially when it comes from the most unlikely of places. It can turn your day from ruined to manageable in minutes. It can turn a disaster into one of the best decisions you ever made.
It is something that everyone needs at some point in their life, no matter what it is that they are doing. What we need to realise is that if it’s not coming from who we had hoped, we need to look elsewhere not give up altogether.
The main things I see stopping stopping people from taking that leap from ‘stuck in the moment’ to the future they want is that fear that says this is too big, I can’t work out what the baby steps are and that they can’t see support from where they are standing.
That’s why, (during and) after taking the fire starter sessions I knew what I needed to write next. Do It Anyway is a guide in two parts. First for dreamers who are looking to take that next step and make their dreams a reality and secondly for those who are looking to find their support network.
For me, I just knew I had to write it. It is something that I’m completely passionate about and it breaks my heart to see people giving up on their dreams because they just don’t know where to go from where they are stuck.
I tried to write you a polished ‘launch post’ but it’s just not me. I poured my heart into this product and it’s purpose is to help people who want to find a way to make their dreams a reality and to have the future that they really want.
I even created an animated video for it, having never done animation or video before, so I hope you enjoy it. It got the message across better than my words could. If you’d like to see the video and find out more about Do It Anyway have a look here.
If there’s anything that I’ve learned on my creative journey it’s that you’ve just got to Do It Anyway.
by Dannielle Cresp on May 2, 2011
When I started on my creative business journey, to say that I was lost in a new world of information would be an understatement. I had lost my job and didn’t know what else to do but to attempt to make my creative dreams a reality.
I read through blogs that would tell me that this would make me successful and ones that told me that they could make me an instant Etsy success. I followed all the advice and was left wondering why it wasn’t working for me.
I stumbled and made mistakes, I’m not ashamed to admit it. I needed a plan and to get my head around the how of making my dreams come true. I couldn’t find that one thing that could help me to get on the track to success.
It’s two years later and I’m doing something very different to what I started with, but I worked hard, I eventually started planning and I worked out what was right for me.
But I wish that I had had something that would help me do it.
So a couple of months ago, while I was chatting with Brandi about how frustrating we both found navigating that creative business path ourselves we decided that we wanted to create something that would be exactly what we wished we had when we made the decision that creative business life was for us.
The Art of Creative Business is an 8 week, 16 lesson, e-class that offers almost 24 hour support and a work at your own pace option. It offers you audio, written, video and worksheet learning so you can learn the way that suits you best.
At the end you will come out with your own tailored creative business plan that will help you to really understand where you want to take your business. It will give you the handholding and kick-in-the-pants assistance to carve your future into the one you want it to be. It comes with some amazing bonuses too.
If you want to know where your business is going and steer it in the right direction register now.
This class has the added benefit of two teachers. Two teachers = Two perspectives. Brandi and I will each be teaching the lessons that we are best at to give you the most benefit.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to spend your time sifting through all the conflicting information out there and actually made a plan that will work for you and you business?
This class will give you the tools and the momentum to push your business forward. If that’s what you’ve been looking for, sign up here.
by Dannielle Cresp on April 18, 2011
I have big hopes for 2011, I’m sure you all know that by now. I’ve decided that this is going to be the year of “brilliance”. Yep, that’s my word of the year.
I have been working hard to create the future that is best for me. But a big part of that is to help others to make this year their year too. Because I reckon if this year is all our years then we can all be excited and happy together. That sounds ace, right?
I think with the right tools and the right encouragement that there is totally room for all of us to live happy, fulfilled lives making the money from our creative dreams.
That’s why over the last couple of months, the awesome Brandi and I have created an online class for you that will help to make this year your best one yet.
It will give you the tools to plan for and create the best possible creative business for you. It has practical no-nonsense information that will get you moving in the right direction so much sooner. It’s the class we wish we’d had when we were starting out.
There is so much goodness to be had I wish I could enrol myself. The Art of Creative Business is for people who want to take their businesses to that next level. For those who want to live the creative dream.
It’s all about giving you the skills and the confidence to know that you can do it and exactly how you will.
If you’d like to know more and would be interested in an exclusive discount, all you need to do is sign up below and you’ll get all the details emailed straight to your inbox.
I can’t wait for this class, it’s going to be amazing. I’m so excited to finally share what I’ve been working on.