Why Do CREATIVES Struggle to Achieve Business Success

PEN PASSIONS FROM THE PATIO

I am very excited to be launching this new blog Pen Passions From The Patio (you'll hear more about that in future blogs) designed to share strategies and processes for helping CREATIVES pursue their business adventure related to Publishing, Purpose, Professional or Performing passions. I believe most of you reading will fall into one of these areas.

FOCUS A MAJOR PROBLEM – TOO MANY IDEAS

A major problem for CREATIVES is we have too many ideas. So FOCUS is really difficult for us.  It may be the reason that you have failed to make any progress in finishing your book manuscript or starting a business around your creative passion.  Or more importantly, making money if you are already in the trenches. 

6 REASONS CREATIVES STRUGGLE

In journalism we call it the Five W's Plus H.  Here are a few reasons CREATIVES struggle, does one or more of them resonate with you:

  1. You don't...
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2019 Texas Library Association Conference

PEN PASSIONS FROM THE PATIO

2019 Saw us again participating at the Texas Library Conference and this time 3 new authors attending with me.

Chef & Author J Stephen Sadler with his J Stephen Sadler's Quest For The Best: The story of an unlikely chef who built and improbable empire from a lost family recipe

Author Kelley E. Park with her delightful Mustache Dash children's book

Musician/Film Maker & Author Coy L. Poitier with his Free At Last album release and future book

Author Liz Lawless with my books Creative Monster, Western Legends: Yesterday & Today...African Americans 1798 to 2009 and Your Best-Seller Book: 5 Steps to Quicker Publishing Success

We met Librarians from all over the State of Texas from preK-12 schools to public to museums and non-profits.

I also got in some patio opportunity and avid conversation.

We look forward to future opportunities to engage with those on the front lines of the book business.

 

Liz Lawless is a 2x #1 Amazon...

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2018 Texas Library Association Conference

Uncategorized Apr 18, 2018

PEN PASSIONS FROM THE PATIO

Adriel Publishing and the Team had a wonderful time meeting new friends at the Texas Library Association Conference in Dallas April 3-6, 2018.  Pictured above Photographer Don Russell shared the impact that creating his Cowboys of Color Photography book had on his life the past 2-3 years. Myself and 7 other authors attended the conference to share our books with Librarians from across the State of Texas.

I would like to send a big thank you to the Authors who participated:

David Blewett = The Pony Trap

Mable L. Cannings = Empowerment Journals = Aha! Moments: Where The Message Makes Sense Teen Journal; GAB: #Goals #Action #Brag College Journal; Mining Your P's & Q's Business Success Journal; and Empowered Woman Success Journal

Liz Lawless = Building Brainpower: Firing Up Both Brains to Solve Problems & Get Faster Results; Your Best Seller Book: 5 Steps to Quicker Publishing Success; How To Study the Bible: Western Legends: Yesterday...

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An Amazing Journey: Creative Entrepreneurship

Uncategorized Jan 01, 2018

PEN PASSIONS FROM THE PATIO

I am very excited to be launching a new website www.LizBookCatalyst.com and a new blog Pen Passions From The Patio (you'll hear more about that in future blogs) designed to share strategies and processes for helping CREATIVES pursue their business adventure related to Publishing, Purpose, Professional or Performing passions. I believe most of you reading will fall into one of these areas.

1. THE EARLY BUSINESS STRUGGLES

I started my Creative Entrepreneurial Journey in 1988 when I opened my first business Lawless And Company, a creative services firm providing print collaterals (design, copywriting, production and printing) for businesses in Dallas, Texas.  The first few years where tough. 

  • Banks rarely loaned money to small business owners and almost NEVER to woman-owned businesses. 
  • There were a few well-known Motivational Speakers (Zig Zigler, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Thelma Wells, but few business or life...
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