Thursday, March 12, 2015

Developing Your Creative Dreams/Podcasts Are a Great Resource

Like most of us who sew and create, I spend a lot of time alone in my studio. As I work along, I always enjoy multi-tasking, and a great way to multi-task is.....to do the laundry!!!! What???? Now that's just a joke, although I usually do try and do a load or two of laundry while I'm working on a project. But a very good way to make great use of your time and to learn something new is to listen to podcasts. I have fallen in love with podcasts!! Podcasts are a great vehicle to use when you would like to learn a little something new as well as a great source of inspiration. All of the podcasts that I have listened to are by people who have had a desire to find their passion and then have just moved forward and made it happen. In their podcasts they offer tips and ideas that will help you along the way. So I thought I would share a few of the podcasts that I have found to be very inspirational.
This podcast is by Kat Lee. Here you will gain lots of inspiration on how to blog. You'll find topics from "How To Be a Better  Writer," to "The Art and Power of Taking Action," and so many more.

Elsie shares valuable information, everything that someone with a small business needs to know, from legal issues, to building creative routines. She also blogs HERE. Take a few minutes and listen to her motivational speech on the power of making bold statements.

With this podcast you'll learn more about Pinterest than you could have ever imagined possible.  The podcasts are packed with great information.

Would you like to take better pictures and improve the quality of your blog posts? I know I would! The website is packed with great information and blog posts. You can find the podcasts HERE. Each week, Jim Harmer, who calls himself a photography nerd, approaches the subject of photography in a very down to earth style that will help even the most novice take better pictures.

As we all know, inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere. A great sewing podcast is Thread Cult, the brain child of Christine who blogs at Daughter Fish.

Here you will find interviews with Susan Khalje, Alabama Chanin, Fashion in Harmony, and many more. You'll be inspired by those who have had a dream and acted on it.

For anyone who is thinking about building a business, podcasts  like these are valuable resources.
If by chance you are working on the Master Sewing and Design Professional Certificate Program, you will be asked to develop a business plan. Writing and using a business plan is a critical component of a successful business. In order to create a business plan, you must first know the direction in which you would like to go. Listening to what others have done and accomplished can be very instrumental in helping you move forward on your creative dreams.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, thanks for this post. My daughter has a dream of having her own interior design business. I'll pass this on to her.