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Until then, I’ll leave you with a few ideas about how I create and run my solo business.
- I prefer peaceful triumphs. These two words summarize the essence of my approach to creativity, work, and art. I even named my company Peaceful Triumphs!
- I play by my own rules. I learn from other people, but I don’t base my path on someone else’s blueprints, formulas, or scripts. I’m an avid researcher, and I let myself get inspired by the methods and approaches in other industries. I test, experiment, and blaze my own trail.
- I create my business
likean artist. I bring to life what nourishes my heart first. My business is an extension of myself. I follow my curiosity. I make things I want to make and then go find the people who want them. I don’t follow the startup method of focusing on what people need or want first. That certainly works for startups and product-based small businesses, but not for idea-driven, multipassionatecreatives who are artists at heart.
- I don’t compartmentalize my creative self or creative product. I’m not a niche; I’m an intricate human being with a layered story and I “contain multitudes.” Niching may work for many personal brands, but I have the clarity to know it’s not for my most personal work. I use other methods to position my work so it stands out and becomes visible to the right people.
- I design my creativity and business container in alignment with my inner elements. Perhaps, this is the most important ingredient required for peaceful triumphs. To do that, I dive deep into my inner geography and know my personality, strengths, and modus operandi like the back of my hand. My creative life and business feel like coming home because they’re designed to meet my temperament and needs.
- My motto is “people first, business later.” I give and share generously. I charge fairly—for everyone involved, including myself. I love commerce as much as I love creating. I see selling as an extension of a mutually delightful relationship that involves exchanging proportionate value.
- When I feel stuck or overwhelmed, I allow myself to withdraw into myself and give myself time to recharge in solitude. Books, trees, and stillness are my medicine. I cross-pollinate my mind by allowing my multiple passions and interests to enrich my creative life. I dive into other genres to stimulate my ideas and vision. I also daydream a lot. Every single day.
- I know that my story and voice matter. I know that what feels natural or easy for me is valuable to someone else. So, I don’t create in a vacuum, I also share. I don’t just write. I write to publish. I write to be read.
- I love “slow” and “small.” I don’t obsess with reaching six, seven figures. I like the freedom that comes from running a tiny company of one. I love the coziness of small, intimate communities where deep connections and lasting friendships are made. I love slow marketing and sustainable profits.
- I invest time, money, and energy in developing my biggest introvert power: my capacity to write in ways that change hearts and minds. I learn to write with intent so I can write more and write with impact.
- I believe everything is practice and everything is progress. This means I aim for showing up, not perfection. And it means I aim for tiny increments toward excellence and see the illusion of perfection for what it is.
- I set aside enough time for deep work, deep rest, and deep play. And I try to withdraw, rest, and recharge before I feel tired or drained.
- I know I’m always free to change my mind or change my course. Life is fluid. As a creative human, I’m also fluid. And so is my business. Everything always shifts and transforms. Iterations are natural elements of creativity and entrepreneurship. Changing my mind or changing course doesn’t mean I’m a flake. Whenever a strong need arises, I notice and honor it. And I give myself permission to change and evolve organically.
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