Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The key to creative success

I have featured the work of David Parrish before in a blog. His focus on the business of creativity is probably the best around. I have recently come across the work of Mark McGuiness who David recommends in his most recent communication. I have copied the email below. Be sure to check out the links to Mark's material as well as the link to David's free e-book T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity.

''Freedom, Money, Time - and the Key to Creative Success' is the title of an excellent new free eBook from Mark McGuinness.

You can download it here:

Mark reckons that creative people need three things to be happy:

1. Freedom - to do what you want, when you want and how you want it. Not just in holidays and spare time - but also doing meaningful work, in your own way.

2. Money - to maintain your independence and fund your creative projects. Of course you want a nice place to live, but you’re not so worried about a bigger car than the guy next door. You’d rather spend money on experiences than status symbols.

3. Time - to spend as you please, exploring the world and allowing your mind to wander in search of new ideas.

Usually, you’re lucky if you get two out of the three. But if one of them is missing, it compromises the other two.
Without money, you don’t have much freedom, because you have to spend your time chasing cash.
Without time off, money doesn’t buy you a lot of freedom.
And if you’re doing something you hate for a living, it doesn’t matter how big your salary is, or how much holiday you get.

This is the premise of Mark's free ebook: Freedom, Money, Time - and the Key to Creative Success.

It's full of practical advice you can apply to your own situation, if you want to earn a living from your creative talent, or if you're a freelancer or small business owner and want to make your business less stressful and more profitable.

Mark and his partners have also prepared a training programme to accompany this eBook - the Creative Entrepreneur Roadmap course. (The free ebook gives you a preview of the training programme.)

Mark's writing and coaching business complements my own work as a creative industries business adviser, trainer, speaker and writer helping enterprises in the creative, cultural and digital sector worldwide.

'Freedom, Money, Time - and the Key to Creative Success' sits nicely alongside my book (and free eBook) 'T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity'.

1 comment:

  1. Freedom, MONEY, Time

    Wayne my life experiences as a person working in creative fields and professions (art, design, architecture and consulting) have shown me that Mark's basic 3 needs fit the "more to highly" creative people in companies yet most of the popular MOTIVATIONAL books, studies: Amabile, Sternberg and the pop writers and speakers all claim


    What are your thoughts?