The opportunities for creatives continue to explode but in a world of so much fast-paced change, it can be overwhelming to navigate possibility. In today's show, I discuss what it takes to be a successful 21st-century creative with Mark McGuinness.
In the intro, I discuss Mark Coker's 2019 predictions [Smashwords blog], as well as Kris Rusch's thoughts on continued disruption of the publishing industry [KrisWrites], plus how to add the podcast to your Echo/Alexa device [The Ambient].
Plus, if you want to generate multiple streams of income in 2019, check out Teachable's Fulltime Creator Masterclass which outlines how to build multimedia online courses.
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Mark McGuinness is an award-winning poet, a nonfiction author, a creative coach, and international professional speaker. His books for authors include Resilience, Motivation for Creative People, Productivity for Creative People, and 21 Insights for 21st Century Creatives.
- On the current climate for creatives and makers
- Having rules and boundaries around creative time and connected time
- Different types of assets creatives have, including reputational assets
- The importance of creating value with our work
- Looking through ‘the other end of the telescope’ in order to serve the reader
- The ‘ecosystem’ of a creative’s time and business
- The importance of rest and taking time off from creative work and listening to your body
- Swallowing the frog in any type of work
- Opportunities available with audio