Creating a Personal Growth Strategy

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Normally January of each year is a time for goal setting and planning for the future as entrepreneurs. Then by week three the goals gave gone out the window as life gets back to the day to day jungle of family and business life. That’s why I don’t do any goal setting in January, that’s a time for execution of the plan. I prefer to think of goal setting as strategy planning where you aren’t making big goals, but tweaking previous goals to focus them better for the year ahead.

How do you create a growth strategy?

Creating a growth strategy is all about you. It’s not about what other people want you to learn or what other people are doing, it’s about you. Take the areas of personal growth, business, or inspiration, and find what works for you. Where do you need or want to develop in those areas? Join a book club and read books to make you better. Get inspired by people who have gone where you want to go. Learn a new skill or technique for 2021 that will help your business improve. A strategy is ongoing so it needs to be done on an ongoing basis. Once you’ve mastered or accomplished a goal start a new one, don’t stop or you won’t grow.

Most people get all excited and try to do everything all at once which is why they usually burn out and don’t accomplish anything. What you want to do is work at a steady pace that fits your lifestyle with tasks that become habit. That is how you grow and improve for the long term. An example of how to create your strategy is write down on a paper all the things that you want to improve on, decide how you would like to take that information in, and add the task to your calendar. This way it will pop up each day or week forcing you to complete it. Then take in the information in the form that best suits your lifestyle and match your action plan to your strategy.

Start Your Journey on Personal Growth

If interested in improving your personal growth and businesses then the Cashing in on Creativity Podcast is a great place to start. I am excited about the new direction and talk about the direction more on the current episode of the podcast. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss an episode or you can watch it on our YouTube channel if you prefer video over audio. I wish you all the best with your strategy and goals for 2021.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is a media entrepreneur from Burlington Ontario Canada. He is a professional artist and cartoonist, podcast / radio producer and host, media consultant, and professional speaker. You can learn more about Bruce at www.bruceoutridge.com and his companies at www.outridgeenterprises.ca You can subscribe to the Cashing in on Creativity Podcast at www.cashinginoncreativitypodcast.com

Cooking Up a Career at Liaison College – Part 2

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Being a famous chef can be an alluring career option but it isn’t as easy as breaking out the frying pan and throwing ingredients in the pan. Those interested in a career in the culinary arts may want to attend a college like Liaison College. We visit the college to learn about their programs and talk students currently training at the college. This is part one of two. Watch part one here!

Part Two of Inspiring Youth

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You can learn more about the Inspiring Youth show at www.inspiringyouthtv.com and look for it on Your TV channel 700.

About the Show

The show is hosted by creative entrepreneur Bruce Outridge as he talks with ambitious youth in the community and the community partners that work with them. You can learn more about Bruce, the show, and program at Inspiring Youth TV at www.inspiringyouthtv.com or on YourTV/InspiringYouth

Cooking Up a Career at Liaison College-Part 1

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Being a famous chef can be an alluring career option but it isn’t as easy as breaking out the frying pan and throwing ingredients in the pan. Those interested in a career in the culinary arts may want to attend a college like Liaison College. We visit the college to learn about their programs and talk students currently training at the college. This is part one of two.

You can learn more about the Inspiring Youth show at www.inspiringyouthtv.com and look for it on Your TV channel 700.

About the Show

The show is hosted by creative entrepreneur Bruce Outridge as he talks with ambitious youth in the community and the community partners that work with them. You can learn more about Bruce, the show, and program at Inspiring Youth TV at www.inspiringyouthtv.com or on YourTV/InspiringYouth

Opportunities are Based on Timelines

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As creative entrepreneurs and artists we often need inspiration to come out with our best work. The problem with waiting for inspiration is that you can miss important opportunities especially when creating content. Creating content and having it work for you is more about consistency than it is about inspiration. If you are producing content for others then working on their timelines are also important.

I often have people producing content for some of my programs and they sometimes miss opportunities if they wait for inspiration when creating their content. The person creating the content may be waiting for inspiration but the project creating it for may be on a firm schedule and as they say the show must go on. This is why it is important to have what we call a content production schedule when creating content to ensure you are meeting the timelines of the project.

I talk to many artists that create everything from comics to book illustrations and more and all of the artists that are working professionally create content based on the timeline for the project rather than waiting for inspiration. Most have a production schedule and even batch their work on a weekly basis to keep to those schedule.

I myself have multiple podcasts, radio station, and television shows and all are on some sort of schedule. Some schedules are monthly, some are weekly, and some are daily. Sticking to a production schedule is paramount to the shows being aired and sometimes there are steps to be done by other people that shortens the timeline for myself. I learned early on when illustrating for magazines that if you miss a deadline you miss an opportunity. It doesn’t matter how good the work or how popular the person the deadline is the driving force to success. Creatives that can meet deadlines on a consistent basis sill be called upon time and time again.

Creating a Production Schedule

Now that you have learned how to create a production schedule you can apply those items to your workflow and if you are consistent you will see success in your process. Although content needs to be good, meeting deadlines is the next important factor. As someone that produces a lot of content creating that content consistently has been the reason that others look to us for content. Content is king when it comes to online factors and publications. Learn to produce content consistently and you too will be the king or queen of your topic of choice.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, podcast producer, and creative entrepreneur. His work focuses on inspiration, communication, and content creation and he shares inspirational interviews on his podcast Cashing in on Creativity Podcast. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridge.com

Creating a Career in Music: Inspiring Youth

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Having a career as a musician can be long and varied. In this episode we talk with young musician Daniel Walton and industry veteran Michael Shotton about about their careers and what you need to know to have a successful career in the music business. You can learn more about the Inspiring Youth show at http://www.inspiringyouthtv.com and look for it on Your TV channel 700.

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About the Show

The show is hosted by creative entrepreneur Bruce Outridge as he talks with ambitious youth in the community and the community partners that work with them. You can learn more about Bruce, the show, and program at Inspiring Youth TV at www.inspiringyouthtv.com or on YourTV/InspiringYouth

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