Being a content creator can be an amazing adventure. You have a rare opportunity to deeply explore your topic or industry to a degree that other people can only dream of. Most of the time, our efforts are fueled by our passions and the desire to share that with someone who is also inspired by the same things.
This meaningful connection, while magickal and truly something to cherish, can come at a cost of our own personal development and needs. Not knowing ourselves can lead to poor interpersonal skills and manifest in our expectations of
However, if you’ve been in business long enough, you realize that every minute matters. Every result we receive is a reflection of our past decisions.
For example, we are all attracted to the person who seems to consistently create meaningful content, while still has a side of them that is always changing and evolving.
This is why we are challenged as entrepreneurs to use our time wisely.
As we begin to launch, grow and see our content come to life we may be facing
1. Write in a journal
Writing every day is one of the most important
A practice that I have adapted to my needs is called ‘Morning Pages’ from a book called The Artist’s Way at Work. The concept is to write 3 pages each morning and fill up as many lines with original and in-the-moment journaling. It’s a great practice has more benefits than just personal development, like creative maturity and decision making.
The way I’ve personalized this practice is by allowing myself to set a goal of 3 pages, but some days I will just set a timer for 30 or so minutes and allow a free flow of ideas. This routine is essential to truly master your voice and learning to overcome many pitfalls to consistently producing content. It may seem like a lot, but once you get started you will find 3 pages is hardly enough for everything you want to write.
2. Join a mastermind
Masterminds are c
These are usually facilitated by someone who is in a higher tier mindset then you, so that you can have a leader to direct the flow of energy that a group environment generates. This is important as a mastermind should be alive and always changing and never stagnant. A group mind is much more creative than one alone.
Make sure that you find one that you can totally commit yourself to. You want to always bring value to the other people in the circle. Whether providing feedback and being someone that be can be relied upon, you will see how much your energy helps something truly original grow and flower.
3. Hire a coach
A coach is an amazing way to hack your personal development. You are literally downloading someone’s success into your subconscious. By working with a coach you get the personalized attention along with custom solutions for you unique problems.
Knowing when to hire a coach can be just as important as knowing you need one in the first place. Sometimes we are intimidated by our own inability to understand a concept or task, so having humble intentions and the deep desire to learn and grow is essential to a successful coach relationship.
However, if you are ever in stagnant or feel completely lost, a coach is will act a mechanic for your mindset around the problem. Like priceless advice from a trusted friend, a coach can hit home if you choose wisely and always trust your instincts. They are there to help you get out a tough situation, but can also be used in a long term development program.
4. Delegate your tasks
You may be in business by yourself, but you don’t have to work alone. If you ever reach a point where you feel overloaded with tasks for your business or creative endeavors, ask yourself what you are willing to delegate. From hiring a helping hand, investing in software, or letting your spouse walk the dog, it’s important to know when to delegate tasks.
We can feel intimidated by asking for help. However knowing how to successfully delegate tasks is a part of the learning lessons to being successful at what ever you do. The most successful entrepreneurs know they only as good as those they can consistently rely on.
Delegation doesn’t even have to be within your own business. If you can find someone to help you manage
5. Take yourself seriously
If you are a content creator, it’s easy to question how much value you are acutally creating. However, learning how to take yourself seriously and appreciate your work enough to give yourself credit is a power lesson to learn. Most of us are surrounded by people who don’t love what they do and this is a challenge for any creative.
Having a sense of pride in what you put out into the world will double your creative side. In other words, by focusing on thoughtful content for your audience, you engage with them on a deeper level without extra effort. This aspect of a successful mindset is really where most beginners stay stuck.
When you express authenticity with ease and share meaningful experiences that are relatable on the human level. It is also important to know that by taking yourself seriously, you are providing a whole new level of quality. Your audience is used to be treated a certain way, and you have to take that seriously.
6. Give yourself space from people
Stepping away from your usual circle will expand your way of thinking and help you get to know yourself better. Everyone has a different point of view and yours is one you need to spend a lot of time understanding so you can better communicate it to your audience. So take time to be alone and explore your own inner workings.
Don’t be afraid of consciously devoting a regular part of your weekly, or even daily, routine to mindful alone time. The space between each interaction with another person is a very special time in our lives that is a reflection of your relationship with ourselves. For example, when you are planning your monthly goals, you can take a weekend away and create your own retreat style creative session.
If you find yourself not keeping promises to yourself, or you are lacking in commitment to follow through, it’s time to have some serious alone time. During that time really be honest with why you are not doing what you want and what it is costing you to compromise on your goals. Is it benefiting your highest good by sacrificing the time to really invest in getting to know yourself?
7. Study art
Art is a medium for creativity, well being and emotional maturity. Seeing how other people have put things together will inspire your own inner connection to your creative source. By taking time to study another forms of art you are feeding your own inate drive to create and express yourself in the world.
Art has a mathematical element that is only found when you can relate with the artist you share a connection with it. The art piece plus you equals a unique experience that you can translate into your own inspired creations. If you didn’t connect with the piece no magickal connections would be made and the inspiration will not arise.
By studying art that is not related to your industry or topic, you are ensuring that you aren’t inspired just to copy someone else. The important thing is to feel juxtaposed to what you are studying so as to be inspired the contrast in your own work. Art is actually challenging to study since it requires us to actively step out of our comfort zone to look at things a new way.
Personal development is an ongoing process and just as important to your success as any marketing funnel, email campaign, or product launch. Successful entrepreneurs know this and make it a part of their regular routine to develop themselves personally.
Plus, it’s just plain fun and relaxing to spend some quality alone time with yourself.
How do you manage to balance creating content and developing yourself? Share your comments below and don’t forget to like and share this post.
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