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Turn creativity into success

Yes, you CAN turn creativity into success. Image via Pixnio.

It’s one thing to be creative, but how do we turn that creativity into success?

Well, it takes a lot of hard work that’s for sure, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. As long as you put the time and effort into something – anything is possible.

So here’s how to do that.

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Be patient

Yes, it’s so annoying to be told that, but sometimes we can’t have everything all in one go. Things take time to progress into something big. It’s important not to let that bring you down or lower your spirits – life just works that way, and once you accept that, you will be one step closer to getting where you want to be.

Learn

You can never stop learning, and the more knowledge and experience you gather together – essentially the more powerful of a person you will be. You will know what questions you have to ask in order to get the answers you want to hear, and that is a very special skill to hold.

Watch

Creative people are very good at observing what is around them, and taking it all in as something useful. They pick up on little details and store them away until they become of use to them.

So to be curious about something is a good thing. The more you want to know – the more you will be able to share.

Play

Never lose your inner child – ever. No matter what any tells you; that’s where the magic was born, and that’s exactly where it will always remain. So it’s important to be able to tap into that whenever you need to, no matter how old you are.

Daydream

It’s absolutely okay to daydream; it even helps to get your creative juices flowing, so think about what could be. – You can never dream too big.

Imagine the day you hire your own personal art consultants to fill your home up with stunning works of art, as you relax in the sun, on a golden beach, thinking about what your next big project will be. Sounds good huh’?

Create Opportunities

It’s all about turning your negatives into positives. Learn from the mistake, don’t throw it out like it was garbage – that failure may just be the reason you have a chance at being successful, so never try and hide it. Instead, embrace your past, and be proud of it. We all started out somewhere right?

By applying your talents and skills to your chosen creative field, you could be one of the many creative freelancers who are making a name for themselves.

As you’ll see in the FreshBooks infographic below, there are many creative areas to pursue, including writer, editor, photographer, web designer, graphic designer, and illustrator. Below are stats that encourage you to not only join a creative field of employment but do so on a self-employed basis:

Keep an open mind

Before you make a final decision on something, sit back and have a think about it first. Weigh out the options, no matter how strange or bizarre they may be. Welcome new experiences, even if they scare you. – Who knows what you may discover.

Be a risk taker

What’s life without risks?.. – If your answer is ‘a boring one,’ then you’re definitely on the right track. If you don’t take risks, how will you ever know what could have been? You may end up missing out on an awful lot. So think of the worst case scenario, and if you can deal with that – take the risk.

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42 Comments

  1. shehannemoore June 4, 2017

    Wow. I do love this one xxx

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    1. Christy B June 4, 2017

      Smiling :) Hope your weekend has been amazing, Shey xx

    2. shehannemoore June 4, 2017

      It has been really busy Christy. I will be glad to go lie down in a darkened room! How was yours. x

    3. Christy B June 5, 2017

      Oh I bet you are busy! Go rest and I’ll bring you a cup of tea soon, ok ♥

  2. milfordstreet June 4, 2017

    Good advice, Christy. I’ve done all these things to develop the opportunities I’ve had with my photography. Great list. Cheers

    Reply
    1. Christy B June 5, 2017

      Great that you find it mirrors your own path to success with photography! Thank you :)

  3. Wm. Allen June 4, 2017

    Excellent advice

    Reply
  4. Jay June 4, 2017

    I’ve realized that for me, success means not trying to monetize creativity, but to cherish it and keep it for myself.

    Reply
  5. Invisibly Me June 4, 2017

    Love this post, it’s very encouraging and serves as a great reminder for when we get caught up in life and stresses and forget to play and value creativeness over money/achievements etc.x

    Reply
    1. Christy B June 5, 2017

      Yes! I wish more people would value creativity. Thank you for your posts too xx

  6. The Boss Book Club June 5, 2017

    Very inspiring! Thank you for the motivation boost!

    Reply
    1. Christy B June 5, 2017

      Thank you for the reads today! I enjoyed what I found today at your blog too :)

    2. The Boss Book Club June 5, 2017

      Thank you! I’m really glad I found your blog!

  7. syl65 June 5, 2017

    Very encouraging and fuels up the creative flow, Christy!

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    1. Christy B June 5, 2017

      Thanks, Syl! Your poss lately have been very creative so YOU have the flow in you right now!!

    2. syl65 June 5, 2017

      You’re welcome and I see your creativity has you flowing all over the radar lately!!

  8. Clanmother June 5, 2017

    Well said!!! ” Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.” T.S.Eliot

    Reply
    1. Christy B June 5, 2017

      Let’s keep pushing boundaries, Rebecca! Your photos and chosen quotes resonate with so many of us xx

  9. Resa June 5, 2017

    Being blessed with the ability to create, and following through by actually creating something, is a success on its own. However, we need to eat and pay rent. There may not be an existing market, or a supportive market for what you have a passion to do.
    I am impressed by how many people I know whose creative passion is to make gorgeous one-of-a-kind tea cozys. I’m not sure how big that market is, but I have seen an abundance of that product for sale on line.
    So, be aware that one may need to apply their talents to a related area that one had never considered. As Christy says take the risk. If you hate it, quit and learn from the experience. On another hand, you may find yourself enjoying it, and making a lot of money, Even though it is not your passion fulfilled, you will have enough money to keep up your true pursuit.
    You could make enough money to hire a decent business advisor/strategist to direct you to your own brand of personal success.
    I find often creative people are not the most business minded. That would be me. LOL

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    1. Christy B June 5, 2017

      Excellent advice, Resa!! Thank you for taking time to share that as it really is important to keep in mind there are bills to pay. I make the majority of my income from business writing and then creative writing is what I do on the side as I’m not able to make a full-time income at it. All is writing but, as you say, we have to put a spin on it so we can pay for groceries at the end of the day ;) Sage advice you give. Have a wonderful night <3

  10. rollyachabotbooks June 5, 2017

    Hi Christy:
    Great attitude is followed but great writing and doing so with the spirit success will follow. Love the way you have turned up the posting by writing even more…

    Hugs from Alberta

    Reply
    1. Christy B June 5, 2017

      Awwww ♥ I want to pursue my goals and the only way to do so is to go for it!! Thinking of you xx

  11. Ashish kumar June 5, 2017

    This is a very motivational and guiding post. A very optimistic approach to turn creativity into success… I liked it a lot and will surely help me in life… :-)

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  12. dgkaye June 6, 2017

    Another winning post my friend. I loved the line ‘creative people are good at observing’ true dat! :) xoxo

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    1. Christy B June 7, 2017

      So you love people-watching too?!! :) :)

    2. dgkaye June 8, 2017

      Why of course! I think that’s an inherent trait with most writers. :) xx

  13. beyondthebluehome June 15, 2017

    Hi Christy !! Great article… the problem is, I don’t know how much risk too much and when to stop and be satisfied.

    Reply
    1. Christy B June 15, 2017

      Good point. Never risk so much you intentionally hurt another person or yourself. That’s one guide. Thanks for being here :)

  14. anamika808creative July 5, 2017

    I loved the last one very much….!!!..Thank you for such a nice post..!!!

    Reply
    1. Christy B July 5, 2017

      Cheers to creativity!!

  15. Julia July 12, 2017

    Great to read this as I have been off track due to a move. Need the support to tap into my focus, attention, and passion once again. Been writing about the magical effects of honoring your success. No pressure.

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  16. I am Aranab July 27, 2017

    I daydream so much that sometimes i forget to sleep. It is really a long process so patience is key i guess?

    Reply
    1. Christy B July 29, 2017

      Patience, yes!

  17. DeltaLifes.blog July 29, 2017

    Nice one!😆 Thank You! ‘Keep sharing….

    Reply
  18. Dave! July 31, 2017

    i like your blog

    Reply
  19. Melanie August 3, 2017

    I’ve read this at a perfect time, as I have just started my own blog and am trying to find ways to use my creativity more. Thank you for providing me with the extra dose of motivation that I need to be patient and keep welcoming new experiences.

    Reply
  20. Ayotunde August 17, 2017

    It really is one thing to be creative, and another thing to be successful. Thank you for this.

    Reply
  21. samba2017 September 21, 2017

    Thanks for sharing this post – I could really relate to the daydreaming section. Giving yourself space to daydream is vital for creativity. My post today is about creativity in case you have time to look? Have an imaginative day! Sam :)

    Reply
    1. Christy B September 21, 2017

      Sounds great, Sam! I’ll head over for a read :)

    2. samba2017 September 22, 2017

      :)

  22. Marje @ Kyrosmagica November 8, 2018

    Having fun is number one hopefully everything else will follow with time. And if the fame and fortune (cough, cough) don’t come I can say it’s okay I’m having fun!

    Reply

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