Creativity

by lorikoop

in Play, Reminders

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Then he imagined…
how this difficulty could be an opportunity.

And creativity smiled. *

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How might pain be transformed?
Curious problem.

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Reality

by lorikoop

in Reminders

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Then he remembered…
he was creating his own reality.
And that any change was only a choice away. *

. . . . . . . .

Why do we forget our power so easily?
It’s good to have friends who remind us.

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Capable

by lorikoop

in Reminders

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Then she noticed…
when she believed she was capable, she was.

And when she remembered the times she was,
she believed.*

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It’s funny how this works. But it does!
It’s like no matter what you believe,
you’re right.

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Value

by lorikoop

in Reminders

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Then he remembered…
his “value” wasn’t in his bank account or in the title he didn’t have. Instead, it was in what he valued. Like caring for his aging parents. *

. . . . . . . .

This quote started here. And after about 2 hours of noodling (= searching and rewording over and over again), looking for the best way to say it, I ended up here. Right where I started. That’s cause it’s the truth. xo

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Beta, Baby!

by lorikoop

in TRUentrepreneur

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Remember this Right Brain Business Plan?
SO different from the traditional, dry process + presentation.
Last time, I mentioned teaching the class at Art Center.
Well, now I’m teaching it ONLINE.
For all those who don’t live in the neighborhood. 🙂

So, is it time to create one? Or to update yours?
Do you want to get clear about your vision?
And decide on the action steps to focus on?
Join us!

We will begin April 30 and go for 8 weeks.
Weekly videos, live coaching calls and a Facebook group
for feedback and accountability. You will define your values
and perfect customers, your marketing and money making
strategies, and finally, how you will organize the calendar
to get it all done.

Pricing? Lucky you! I’m offering it at half price, because
it’s my first online offering. Together, we’ll work out the kinks.

RIGHT BRAIN BUSINESS PLAN – beta version
April 30 to June 24 (8 weeks)… $195
Click here for more information and to register.

Excited to get started! Would love to have you…

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Tuesday, MAY 24, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
SPARC Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

. . . Time Management for the Creative Entrepreneur . . .

Reset yourself and your life to align with your creative vision.

This workshop offers the opportunity to step out of routine to reconnect with your creative desires and dreams. Life is short. And busy. It’s easy to get distracted in the day-to-day, and lose sight of that inner call to create something special.

Time management is the key to results. It’s more than just rigid rules and structure to accomplish. It starts with a strong why. And follows with clearing the path. And finally, with specific practices to get you where you want to go.

Join us! And together, we will move forward.
Click for more info + to register: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/9009

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Saturday, MAY 14, 2016, 8:00am to 5:30pm
Art Center College of Design (Hillside), Pasadena, CA
. . .
BOLD: The ArtCenter Symposium for Creative Entrepreneurs is a daylong event designed to celebrate and inspire a growing community of entrepreneurs from ArtCenter and beyond.

BOLD convenes a diverse group of artists, designers, entrepreneurs and industry experts to deliver a series of presentations, lectures, and practical workshops focused on the future of creative entrepreneurship, freelance studios, design-driven startups and artist-run businesses and nonprofits.

BOLD aims to be broadly motivational while providing tangible skills and specific methodologies that can be applied to the pursuits of creative entrepreneurs as they continue to forge unique pathways and strive to redefine the world around us.

I am speaking here. Click for more info + to register: http://info.artcenter.edu/bold2016

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Marketing

by lorikoop

in TRUentrepreneur

Marketing help . . . www.LORiKOOP.com

Last time we talked about someone whose business was in trouble, because she didn’t have enough clients. It led me to the question… why is marketing such a hassle? Here are my two hunches:

1. the chosen marketing methods are “no fun” or

2. the “why” isn’t clear and TRU

We humans are drawn to things that are fun. And we don’t do things… or greatly procrastinate, when things aren’t.

Marketing can easily fall into that category. So, two suggestions to help you follow thru on your marketing intentions.

1. Choose marketing methods that are fun! What do you enjoy doing? Do that! The only requirement is showing up where your ideal clients are hanging out. ie. Write about stuff you love, or if you love to draw, draw in your newsletter. Picture maker? Deliver pictures. Make it enjoyable, and you’ll do it. OR option 1A, hire or trade with someone for whom it is fun.

2. If you choose to do the marketing yourself and it’s not your favorite, get back to why you want to do it in the first place. See them. All those you want to help. When you connect with the heart reason, you will be motivated to talk to them. The “meaningful” chord will have been struck. And tho it is kind of painful to do, the feeling in the end will make it worth it.

Marketing lets them know you care.

Keep it that simple.

We.can lose sight.

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Plan A

by lorikoop

in TRUentrepreneur

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I have a client, Jane, who wants to become a successful entrepreneur doing Life Coaching. She feels it’s her calling, so she starts her own business doing it. This is her Plan A.

And she works towards making Plan A successful. Hard!

But her marketing efforts are not working. Clients are not coming. Now what? Does she stay self-employed (option 1), or does she find a job working for someone else (option 2)? (We’ll simplify the options.)

Time to decide. Either way, Plan A continues. Because it’s the path she’s walking. And it’s a linear path. It’s a “decide as you go” path. And it’s always Plan A.

“Plan B” is created to run along side Plan A… an emergency option in case Plan A fails. It decides she won’t be able to get more clients. It always imagines the worst. That’s why I say nix the Plan B. Stick with what you know… not what you imagine.

Her Plan A may change entirely, decision by decision. It may even start to look like a Plan B. There’s nothing wrong with changing course. But it’s never “a plan.”

It’s a choice she makes at each intersection. Based on reality.

That’s how she stays on her TRU path. And how you can, too.

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Plan B

by lorikoop

in TRUentrepreneur

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You’re about to take a major leap of faith in your business. You’ve scared. So you devise a Plan B, just in case Plan A doesn’t work. It’s a safety net, and it makes you feel better. But is it really better?

When Plan B exists, our commitment to Plan A decreases. We’ve got one foot in and one foot out. When difficulty shows up, it’s easy to put our attention on the escape plan… Plan B. Not on looking for creative cures. And doing what it takes! Instead, we’re preparing to jump ship. To save ourselves.

Ditch Plan B! If you want Plan A to work, make a whole-hearted commitment. No back-up plan. Then, it’s clear to you, and it’s clear to your Creator, what your intention is. And both can focus on helping you succeed.

As obstacles are encountered, Plan A is tweaked. Not abandoned. It becomes “Plan A – Revised.” And with it, passion continues to steer and energize. Wisdom is accessed and creative solutions flow. We feel on-purpose and alive still.

Of course, we can make major changes. It’s part of growing a business. The difference is they are not “planned for”… figured out in advance. We remain in the moment with our business and make revisions as the need arises. Linearly. When we get there.

And so they are made. To Plan A. As we go.
It’s the way to TRU* success.

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