Take ownership of your creative endeavors in 2023-
Value your time, energy, and skills.
Research industry standards, clearly scope your projects, and communicate your rates.
Your creative work has value.
Taking ownership means being proactive in setting and communicating that value. This can help you build strong client relationships and ensure that you are fairly compensated for your work.
Engage with your network.
Tap into the collective knowledge and experience of others in your field and get a sense of what is typical and competitive in your industry. This can help you make better decisions about your work.
Set a timeline for yourself.
Create a timeline for your projects to keep yourself accountable and on track. Prioritize self-care and breaks in between tasks. Leave room for unexpected tasks and adjustment of your timeline as needed.
I believe in your ability to make your dreams a reality.
When things get tough, remind yourself of why you started. Read a book, listen to your favorite podcast, dive into YouTube or Skillshare to learn something new.
Remind yourself of your original vision and why you are doing this. Stay focused on not just your end goal, but having fun and improving along the way. If you need motivation, look to your peers and mentors for inspiration and encouragement.
I believe in you and your unique gifts.
I hope this encourages you to take ownership of your creative pursuits and to value the time and effort you put into your work.
Let's make 2023 our year.