THE ART OF BUSINESS

Hi!

I’ve been silent on the blog front for a while, and the truth of all that is while I was helping others build their business and writing my blogs from an entrepreneur’s point of view, sharing tips and business lessons, I was also listening to my heart and developing my passion as a creative in the art field.  So when it came to writing blogs, I wasn’t exactly sure how to share the through line between art, creativity and business until now.

If you think about it for a minute, art and creativity are intertwined in everything we are and everything we do, regardless if you are an entrepreneur, in a career, practicing as a creative or searching for your next adventure.  In fact, did you know that CEO’s rate creativity as the number one skill they look for in an employee?  So creativity is important, and it is my goal to bring more art and creativity into your business or life.

When we talk about business though, perhaps Andy Warhol said it best.

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AND, if you want to be good in business, it helps if you are creative. But how can you become more creative in your everyday life? In my Creative Art Sessions, we dig a little deeper, but for today, I recommend starting with something simple. But one time won’t do the job. It needs to be on a regular basis so stay tuned to my blogs and newsletters for more creative ideas and practices. You want to stay sharp, er, creative, right?

Here’s a little Creative exercise to get you started.

Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest authors of all time, was once challenged to write a complete story in just six words. Never one to shy from a challenge, he wrote, “For sale: baby shoes, never used.”  What would your complete six-word story be?  Please share in a dm to me or in comments. I would LOVE to hear YOUR story!

Xo, jan

PS: This is great way to sum up your business or create a 10 second pitch for your business, not just stretch your mind in creative ways! This is also a fun “parlor game” to try with your friends.

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