Don't just make a living.
Have you thought lately:
The formula to just "keep producing great content" isn't working.
You're an artist at heart.
But you're either stuck in a 9-5 job, trying to desperately be creative in your spare time (spare time, right! Who has that anymore?), or tired from scraping money for a living because your creativity won't pay off.
You're caught in a wheel that slowly drains you. Trying to write that book, start that YouTube channel or podcast, get this blog off the ground.
But 24 hours are just not enough when you have to work full time and be a good mom, husband or dog owner (while home cooking, exercising, caring for the environment and educating yourself...).
Maybe you've made that fateful step and are a full or part-time creative, but the sight of your bank account fills you with dread.
"Get a real job," the small voice whispers (or maybe the people around you do?). Become a slave of the system.
But what choice do you have?
You're trying to do EVERYTHING, earn money to make a living while producing content and desperately finding an audience and your tribe.
Burnout is waiting around the corner.
You wear the badge of the starving artist as an honor. Or you give up on creativity altogether, bury your dream until retirement, and instead stagnate in a job which only qualifies as "fine".
Business and creativity are incompatible, right?
Here's the problem:
You feel like an impostor.
You're no Michelangelo or Stephen King. Why should anyone pay for your creations? Isn't the market overcrowded?
The moment you call your creativity a business, it becomes about scamming, not art.
Here's the solution:
Business is about service.
More than that: art only truly gains meaning when it's combined with business. It shifts from self-centered to people centered. It gains the potential to change the world.
If you can combine those two by altering your daily practice and your identity as a creative, you will become unstoppable.
An online course that will teach you the secret behind successful creativity.
It will take you on an adventure to
- focus and find your creative niche
- establish an efficient daily practice to fit into any busy lifestyle
- write a creative business plan that will make sure you can make a living doing what you love
- and finally make your creativity future-proof
Why do you need this course?
When I quit my day job and became fresh meat on the savannah of freelancers and the wilderness of online writers, I had no clue what to do.
I just finished and published my first novel, started a blog and an email list in a desperate attempt to gain some traction.
Fast forward 2 years – I was on the edge of giving up.
They say to just persevere. Keep producing great content. Keep writing books and entertaining the couple of hundred subscribers on your email list.
But you know what Einstein said?
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
It's insanity to "just keep doing" the things you're doing and expect everything to finally come together some day.
Let me tell you about a friend of mine. She quit her writing career, became bitter and angry – because she just couldn't make a living with her words.
I felt her pain deep inside my chest as I read her last furious blog post.
There HAS TO BE something the others are doing differently, right?
And this is what this course is about.
My entire creative life changed its trajectory with one single conversation I had with my online mentor – a successful creative entrepreneur most of you probably know.
She challenged me and made me think about my creativity as a business. From then on, I developed a strategy that instantly doubled my income, productivity and – joy!
These are the 3 steps I took to get there, and the steps I share in my course:
The right mindset is about identity. Do you view yourself as a successful creative? How to do you view money? You need to address misconceptions about both business and creativity.
Once you see the big picture, we will shift into planning mode – hacking your brain, planning your creative business and your yearly production plan to set you up for success.
Life is lived day by day. This is why you need to make EVERY DAY count by establishing sustainable creative & business habits that will in the long run make the difference.
Who is this course for?
A call to adventure – will you heed it?
This is a call to adventure for all creatives who are frustrated and trudging through a monotonous life. Diana shares her strategies about how other creatives can take the leap and mix their creativity with business concepts to become a business minded creative who can lead a more engaged and meaningful life and have the support systems in place to maintain it.
The business of creativity
For those who want to make art and turn it into a sustainable business, it chats a relatable path and holds your hand to help you navigate the unspoken areas of the business of creativity.
David Paul Mavia
Practical, authentic, and affirming
Excellent choice if you are starting up or need a nudge in your professional creative endeavors. Practical and affirming methods to truly begin and anchor an authentic and successful life as a "Business Minded Creative".
For years, I struggled to call myself a creative.
But it was even harder to call myself a businesswoman.
Can't anyone do the marketing for me? Why do I have to write a boring business plan? – My own mindset held me back big time.
But I discovered the secret sauce – a combination between business & creativity.
So far, I've successfully published six books, run a blog, podcast, YouTube channel, sold courses for authors in the English and German market, worked as a freelance filmmaker and much more...
What's inside the course:
Module 1: Build Your Foundation
Module 2: Build Your Creativity
Module 3: Build Your Business
Module 4: Build a Future-Proof Practice
Despite the 50% Launch Price, I've included some bonus content already.
Pssst... more will be coming in the future, and you'll get lifetime access to all of it!
The "Business Minded Creative" Ebook
The "Business Minded Creative" Audiobook
If you're like me, and like to listen to books on the go, I've included the audiobook version of the "Business Minded Creative" for FREE into the course materials!
Your Strategic Habit Sheet
in PDF Print
I've also created a beautifully strategic habit sheet that you can print out, fill out alongside the course and pin to your wall – so that you will always remember what to do!
You have to change trajectory NOW
If the pilot leaves from Los Angeles and adjusts the heading just 3.5 degrees south, you will land in Washington, DC instead of New York. Such a small change is barely noticeable at take-off. But magnified over a distance, it's a 225 miles or 362 km difference.
A very small shift in direction can lead to a very meaningful change in destination. The small things that you do today determine where you'll go over the years.
If your creativity – writing, blogging, filmmaking – is just a hobby, you don't need this course.
This course is for those frustrated creatives who dream to make a living doing what they love. Those who desperately produce great work without any (or minimal) financial result.
You need to change your daily trajectory now, or else you'll end up someplace else.
I've seen it happen enough times. I've nearly been there myself.
The sooner you adjust, the easier it will be to get to the desired destination – making good money with your creative endeavors.
This is what this course is for. To guide you, like a compass, into the right path. Give you a direction that will lead to real results.
Starting from the mind as a foundation, then following very practical steps to align your creativity with a business that you'll enjoy running.
Yes, joy is still at the center of all this. Creative play. Fierce inspiration.
Because as you see your creativity transforming the lives of others, serving others (because it becomes a business), it will spark an endless well of power and inspiration inside.
Transform your trajectory today, and see tomorrow change into a lifestyle where you don't just make a living, but LIVE.
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You can play all the videos in around 2 hours, but this course is build as an interactive experience, this is why you should block out undistracted time to
• watch the videos carefully for them to inspire and motivate you
• do focused work on the tasks given
• fill out the worksheets and read through the bonus material
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You have a story to tell,
and it deserves a platform
I firmly believe that every one of us has a story to share with the world, and will always find people that will resonate with it and benefit from it.
But you need to learn how to tell that story – learn the craft that will ensure you will be heard in this noisy world, and can effectively communicate your story so that it changes lives.
This is what Story Artist and the Story Masterclass are all about.
Don't hold back your story. The world is waiting for it.