Photo by Tracey Noelle Luz, www.spreadyourfire.com
For years, I would take pride in my solopreneur status with Creative Enabler, even when it meant sacrificing my personal life or much needed sleep. “Hustle harder,” I would think, blinking back exhaustion. I pushed myself to expand my skill sets so I could keep up with my clients’ growing needs. I would hire temporary assistance on a project basis, but not build my professional infrastructure for future projects.
In other words, hot effing mess.
As paid work began to grow and the hours of the day got shorter, I realized I had to make a choice: Do things my way and max out or view this as an opportunity to scale up and create more value for clients and opportunities for other creatives to connect with paid opportunities.
I was playing small with big ideas. And I knew it.
Creative Enabler has since built a robust team of incredible creative professionals that specialize in digital communications, graphic design, copywriting, SEO, hardcore web development and videography. My clients get more value, and I get the benefit of working alongside talented creative professionals who are damn good at what they do. Their fresh perspectives on projects help me do what I do best for those that I work with: Marketing strategy, brand campaigns, mindset, and building business by building communities.
By making the decision to make my business “grow up” (quite literally!), I felt a renewed sense of purpose and relief. I felt good about creating job opportunities that weren’t part of the dreaded “exposure buck” economy that creatives are oh-so fond of. I knew I was making a difference in my own physical and creative well-being while enriching my clients’ experience with even more raw firepower. And I think we can all agree that it feels good to work with people who share your mission and values, and there is mutual respect for time and energy.
Happy business, happy employees, happy clients.
Do you need to get back that lovin’ feeling in your current entrepreneurial journey? Creative Enabler can help. Whether you are just starting out and starting-up, or know that you need to scale your current operation for future growth, Creative Enabler will help you identify your goals, set achievable milestones, and create a plan of attack that will make 2017 your most lucrative and prosperous yet.
Business people can benefit from the perspective and expertise of other business people. Don’t go it alone or feel like you have to play small to stay in the game. I’m offering a pretty damn good deal right now on a 30-day jumpstart, designed for those short on time, big on ideas, and keen on getting more cash flow pronto. I like to work with people that know the value of investing in their business and in themselves, and being receptive to the creative energy of others. If you’re one of those people, I welcome the opportunity to connect with you.
So here’s to 2017! May we all go further together.