How to Discover Authentic and Marketable Life Theme?

As creatives, we get so many confusing and conflicting pieces of advice, causing us to fall into one of two very dangerous creative traps. Creating solely for ourselves, absent of marketing concerns. Creating solely for the market, absent of personal convictions. While creating primarily for ourselves isn’t necessarily bad, when we are done, we often …

Self Improvement Ideas and Tips To Help Make This an AWESOME Year

Personal development never stops. We always have room to improve ourselves, learn from others, pick up new life skills, and achieve everything we can. To help you along that journey, we’ve put together this free bundle of cheat sheets themed around self-improvement. Having a phone interview? Need to spice up your resume? Just want to …

Tips to Create Professionally Looking Fiction and Non-Fiction Book Cover Designs

If you are a self-publishing author and are starting out on a very small budget, a homemade, DIY book cover is a practical solution. However, the worst thing you can do is consider your cover design like a blank canvas and add all elements randomly without a deeper understanding of what role they are playing. …

Book Summary: Art Thinking – How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses by Amy Whitaker

Educator and writer Amy Whitaker combine her talents in art and business to explain how they serve one another. She proposes using a mind-set she calls “art thinking” to harness the joy and creative thought of making art in tandem with the structure and organization of the business. Each chapter addresses one aspect of the …

Book Summary: Advocacy – Championing Ideas and Influencing Others by John A. Daly

You may not be a lawyer, politician, or inventor, but, at some point in your career, you’ve probably had to advocate – that is, convince others to buy into an idea. Communications consultant John A. Daly teaches the strategies successful advocates employ: the basics of presenting an idea, the importance of cultivating a broad network, …

Book Summary: Mind Hacking – How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days

Prankish entrepreneur Sir John Hargrave believes the mind revolution is underway. Once befuddled by drugs and alcohol, Hargrave drew on his coding background to hack his addiction and transform his life. He shares his system in hopes of sparking an open-source revolution in objective mind training. He offers methods you can use to identify negative …