If your main talent is your creativity and you have a business related to that creativity, then you’ll likely feel like a lucky person. But there is an issue to think about here: how can you blend your creative mind with the needs of a business? Like it or not, the “nuts and bolts” of business is not a creative space. As such, you’ll need to take steps to ensure you’re able to channel your creativity into your business in the right way. Here’s how.
Find Your Time of Day
Your business success will be dependent on your ability to bring your creative talents to the table again and again. Alas, creativity can be a fickle thing; sometimes it’s right in front of us, at other times it feels a million miles away. As such, it’s a good idea to find what you need in order to be at your creative best. Some people deliver their best work first thing in the morning; others slowly build up their creative peak, which arrives in the afternoon. Figure out when you work best, and you’ll be reducing those “writer’s block” moments.
Get the Right Tools
Your primary talent is located in your mind, but you’ll need other things in order to fully release this talent. Find out which software is available to help you deliver your best work. If you’re a graphic designer, this will be Adobe. If you’re an interior designer, then check out designdocs.com. Ultimately, it’s all about finding the software that helps you work productively and to a high standard. If you have the right tools in your arsenal, then you’ll find it much easier to let your talents flow out, and to take care of the business aspect of your work, too.
Structure Your Workload
A creative mind works best when it’s able to fully let go, to get lost in ideas and possibilities. Alas, it’s hard to enter this zone if the demands of your business are constantly getting in the way. As such, you’ll be well-served by structuring your workload. In the morning, you might take care of the business essentials of your company. In the afternoon, you might retreat to your studio, and get down to some serious thinking time. This will help to block out the buzz of the mind that can present itself when there’s too much to do.
If it helps, think of your two attention grabbers – your professional and creative sides – as hats you wear. In the morning, you’ll have your professional hat on. Your creative mind will be silent. In the afternoon, you’ll switch hats, and be able to fully enter the creative zone.
Work with Others
Things are better together! Sometimes, it’s a good to bring other people into the fold. If they’re creative, they’ll help to inspire and open up your imaginative channels. If they’re business orientated, they’ll be able to take care of the essential tasks when you’re unable to. There are always benefits to working with other people!