Posts in Systems
6 Ways to Get Unstuck for the New Year

2016 was a weird year for many. Times are changing in the creative business world! The things we have always known to be true about our businesses and about how the world makes their purchasing decisions are giving way to new truths. Those that previously relied on Facebook for organic content most likely began to divert their focus to Instagram & Pinterest or paid Facebook ads. You might have found yourself between different markets and struggling to maintain your brand voice amidst new challenges. Others experienced new, unfamiliar booking trends with potential clients.

Needless to say, many entrepreneurs finished the year feeling stuck. 

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4 Causes of Creative Burnout + How to Avoid Them

We small business owners are hard workers. It comes from being truly passionate about what we do, as well as that nagging thought that we need to prove ourselves.

The problem comes when creatives hustle too hard. When you stop working out and eating properly to meet deadlines. When you can’t fathom booking social outings until you finish a major project. Okay, that isn’t always the result of hard hustle, but it can happen to the best of us!

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Ways You Can Automate Your Creative Business

I decided around New Years that my "word" for 2016 would be systems. Launching Odds + Ends on top of my wedding photography business means that I'm going to be twice as swamped this year if I'm not too careful. And I don't mean the good kind of swamped. I'm choosing to focus on developing systems of productivity and management to ensure that all of my clients for both businesses are taken care of. I'm also making sure that I can set up automation systems in order to free up time in my schedule (time is $$, after all).

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