You know the feeling you get when you see a baby giggling after a little tummy rub? Or the bubbling of emotions you begin to feel when you see a gorgeous sunset from the top of a tall oak tree? It’s that perfect mixture of contentment, bliss and happiness. That’s exactly the sentiment creative
Do any of you have the tendency to see the world in an abstract way? It is just so much more fun and fulfilling that way. To see the world just as it is and not to widen your scope of imagination to include all the possibilities and wonders there are out there seems like such a shame. In my opinion, not tapping into your inner creativity (especially as a solopreneur) is almost as if you are living in a world where one of your five key senses is constantly shut off – you just aren’t really getting the full experience.
Okay. I totally get it.
Asides from the fact that you get to experience life to the fullest, what else does creativity offer you, as a budding solopreneur?
At the heart of every great solopreneur lies a creative mind.
How else did Mark Zuckerberg come up with Facebook or JK Rowling come up with the boy who lived? Certainly not by relying on what already existed in the past and sticking with what they already knew. They pushed boundaries, got creative and weren’t afraid to explore the depths of the unknown.
If being inspired by those amazing
Seriously, you should be running to grab some paintbrushes or something right now.
The Top 4 Reasons Why Every Creative Solopreneur Needs an Expressive Outlet
#1 Businesses are Built on Imagination
Everybody knows that creative outlets are the feeding ground for abstract thinking, imagination and dreams. And everybody knows that without these out-of-the-box thoughts and wild ideas, no fresh new business innovations would come to life and no different angles to existing ideas would be taken.
Because, in order to stand out in a saturated market, you can’t take the route that Every. Single. Solopreneur. has taken before you! You need to stand out and be different.
Get yourself a creative hobby, let your mind run free and you’ll be surprised to see exactly what your imagination is capable of!
P.S. If follow this advice and you do become the next JK Rowling I completely take credit for your success 😉
#2 Creative Mediums Keeps Your Mind Sharp
If not for your business ventures, then do it for yourself! Seriously, have any of you ever tried to keep your own bullet journal, learn calligraphy, play around with graphic/web design, draw or anything else of the like?
You’re constantly learning something new and by involving your brain in your creative adventures on a regular basis, you are keepin’ it nice, fresh and sharp 😉
Just like how daily exercise (gotta love Zumba and a good game of tennis!) strengthens your body and keeps you fit and healthy, if a daily dose of creativity doesn’t keep your mental game strong when you’re well into your 80’s, I seriously don’t know what will!
#3 Offers a Healthy Work Life Balance
Whoever said that being a solopreneur gives you the freedom to work less is a liar.
If anything, I found that being an online entrepreneur makes me work a whole heck more.
But not because I’m pressured or there is someone telling me to complete a task. It’s because I love what I’m doing and sometimes, I feel like I can’t stop.
But from personal experience, it is so important for your own sanity and for the good of your business/blog that you don’t over exert yourself too frequently and you have a medium that you can use to relax.
So, if you’re looking for a hobby that gives you the freedom to Stop. Thinking. About. Work. and still helps you to build your business at the same time, you need to find a creative outlet!
Whether it is doing graphic design in your spare time to build your brand in the future, writing in your journal to hone in on your creative writing skills for your blog or practising photography to bring better, higher res images to your business, there are so many creative outlets you can take up to not only relax and de-stress, but to improve your
#4 It Connects You With Others
I don’t know if you’re an Anne of Green Gables fan, but growing up, I could relate to her on so many levels.
OK. Maybe I had pitch black hair and was prone to be shy while she had flaming red hair to match her temper, but one thing she said really resonated with me.
It was the concept of kindred spirits.
Have any of you ever felt like you didn’t quite ‘fit in with the crowd’ or you felt like you didn’t know where you belonged?
I grew up fitting in but never feeling like I truly belonged.
When I began exploring my creative outlets more and more, it connected me with likeminded creative solopreneurs and even clients who shared my passions and business visions.
It makes sense that it was only after I began sharing my creativity with others that I began to find others out there that were so ‘aligned’ with me.
You are what you attract.
Am I right?!
Those are my top four reasons why you need to inspire creativity as a