Ok, I messed up and didn’t blog last week because I was a bit overwhelmed trying to complete some projects. I also didn’t really feel like shooting anything so I just said to myself “Meh, I will blog next week”. Since I am working on a new website and stuff,...more
Ok, I messed up and didn’t blog last week because I was a bit overwhelmed trying to complete some projects. I also didn’t really feel like shooting anything so I just said to myself “Meh, I will blog next week”. Since I am working on a new website and stuff, my blogging rules will most likely change. I want to blog more personal/thoughts/ideas/inspiration for shoots and some behind the scenes stuff. I also really want to blog some video but I am kind of ashamed at the terrible quality of videos from my video camera (she’s 5 years old and still kickin!). I guess I just keep making excused as to why I can’t video blog which is lame-o!
Anyways, this week I write to you about some business stuff. It is January 20th! 20 days into 2013 and I wonder what resolutions folks are still sticking to and which ones they’ve ditched (feel free to comment below
). Anyways. My biggest resolution is just to look at the resolutions I wrote out for myself and my business (I printed them out and taped them to the wall in my office). I figure the more I look at them the more likely things will get done vs. having my list saved on my computer which I know will end up buried in the depths of files I have on here.
Some of the resolutions that I have for myself are to really get better at some of the back end stuff like writing a business plan, marketing, creating a newsletter, budgets, etc. Writing a business plan just sounds so dreadful and boring to me. I started last year and then just got lost in the process. It felt like writing a boring paper on something I wasn’t sure I understood. (“What?? Hold Up!” I am sure you are thinking… “How can you not understand your own business and dread writing about it?”). Let’s just put it this way… if my business plan could be a collection of photographs explaining my business then it would be… waaaait a moment… It can be!
Enter the Right Brain Business Plan
workshop. It is funny how the Universe works. As some of you may know from Facebook
I love CreativeLIVE
because it has become my continuing education source. They have so many wonderful classes that are FREE during the live airing and then you can chose to purchase them so that you can watch them at your convenience over and over. They are super affordable and so worth it. Anyways, pitch over on them. I saw that there was a course called “The Right Brain Business Plan” coming to CreativeLIVE and it resonated with me. I was like “Whaat? RIGHT BRAIN(?) business plan? For Realz?!” It was so exciting! I did some Googling on this said Right Brain Business Plan and encountered wonderful creative images that spoke to me. It was wonderful so I decided to purchase the book and sign up for the class.
Well, the class aired this weekend and let me tell you… WOW INTENSE. I mean wow. So much good information in 3 days! The good thing though, is that the class follows the book which is wonderful! I started reading the book yesterday and its pretty darn awesome. I started gathering my cutouts and ideas for my business plan collage. So much inspiration has surfaced in the past two days. I am a big fan of visualization boards, artsy stuff and the law of attraction so this is up my ally.
I highly recommend this workshop and books to my creative colleagues and to my left-brain dominant colleagues because a lot of our creative side gets lost in the business part of the business. We are so busy getting stuff done that we set aside creative outlets for doing things or we just don’t give ourselves permission to “be creative” with our thinking. Business planning doesn’t have to be linear.
Any who, here are some behind the scenes images from the process <3