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Cringe Marketing and Why we Shared this – Coffee Break

Our Love-Hate Relationship with Marketing We call it “cringe marketing”. We’ve all experienced it. None of us like the feeling of being sold, and yet selling—and buying—happens all the time. It turns out that marketing is important. But how we sell is also important. In this Coffee Break episode we wanted to share a recap of…

Knowledge Without College ~ Coffee Break

The Age of Autodidactism One of our favorite quotes: “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~multiple sources 1)https://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/09/25/schooling-vs-education/ If you’ve followed our content for awhile, you’ll know that we’re big on education and learning. However, also equally passionate about alternative education. With eLearning, workshops, and mentoring options available through the internet, education…

Daily Creative Prompts and Challenges ~ Coffee Break

Want daily creative prompts? This year we’ve hosted three challenges in our community, and they’ve been a blast! And… We’re hosting another one in May! We’ve been so inspired with the creativity, art, writing, and community that is growing from these challenges! Several of our members have inquired about details. Conversation Topic: Creative 30-day challenges…

Creating Space ~ Coffee Break

Space… the final frontier. *Cue the music!* Star Trek had it so right. In fact, The Final Frontier speech has a new inspiring twist when listening to it from the angle of exploring creativity: “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new…

Have Creative Prompt Ideas? ~ Coffee Break

Welcome to another Coffee Break! We’re brainstorming creative prompt ideas and would love to hear yours.We’re excited about a new project that’s brewing and would love your thoughts, input, and ideas. Between January-March we hosted three creative challenges that have been a hit in the iCreateDaily community. Even though we’re not going to have a challenge every…

Conduit of Creativity – Coffee Break

Conduit of Creativity We are all conduits of creativity. We pluck ideas from the ethers, or the ideas float by like invisible clouds. Through effort, crafting, and refinement we usher the idea into the world. In this Coffee Break, we talk about the process of bringing ideas to life and cultivating our own flow state. The more…

How to Set Achievable Goals ~ Coffee Break

How to Set Achievable Goals To set achievable goals is to focus on the desired outcome and work it backwards. Identify where you’d like to be at the end of the quarter—or the day—and then the steps needed to get there. The two kinds of goals we focus on in this episode are: Macro goals:…

Compare and Despair ~ Coffee Break

Can we all agree that comparison is the worst? And we don’t mean ‘Do you think nachos or pizza is better?’ Nachos, of course! We mean the kind that goes: “Ugh. Why should I ever bother singing or songwriting because I’ll never sound as good as Adele? And I don’t even know how to write a…

Perseverance ~ Coffee Break

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Persistence and perseverance is fuel in your tank for the long haul. You know that feeling when the newness and excitement of a goal starts to fade? You’re facing this long runway with hurdles to jump and curveballs to duck. Perseverance is essential to success. AKA: when the long-haul of work sets in. We all…

Creating from the Heart ~ Coffee Break

Happy Thursday the 31st! WOW… did January skate by or what?! Hard to believe, but it’s the last day of this first amazing month of 2019. IT’S A WRAP! January was amazing for us thanks to all of you amazingly talented creators… and yes, that includes YOU! Even those who didn’t specifically participate in the challenge,…

Gains Over Gaps ~ Coffee Break

Focusing on Gains Over Gaps We all live busy lives creating, working, building new things, supporting families, dealing with hardships, and living life. Sometimes we can feel like we’re spinning in circles and not getting much accomplished. Dan Sullivan first coined the concept: “Focus on the gains over gaps.” In a nutshell, the idea is to…

Family Business ~ Coffee Break

Are you interested in starting a family business? Whether it’s with your kids, parents, or future kids? We touch on this topic because we heard a great Gary Vaynerchuk interview about a young girl who’s Instagram slime business became a family endeavor. We’ve wanted to talk about family business for a while now, so if you’re interested in…

Setting Your Goals ~ Coffee Break

Do you find setting your goals is a challenge? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Goal-setting and achieve is a habit you build through daily practice. Like planning for a trip, an event, a party, or anything else, you start with your end destination in mind. Topics Discussed: Planning your goals What is a realistic goal? How to map…

Identifying Life Purpose ~ Coffee Break

Making Life Decisions Who decides when you get to focus on your goals? Or when you get to start something new? If you are not consciously making your own life decisions, then who is? Ultimately, it’s your life. You don’t need to wait for the perfect day—or permission—to work towards your vision. In business, when you need something approved…

Episode 155: Visioning, Momentum and Spontaneity ~ Coffee Break

Devani and I were afternoon exercise biking the hills in our neighborhood and ended up doing this spontaneous Coffee Break episode to share key thoughts that have affected our growth and direction. Exercise is a fantastic way to generate ideas. Vigorous activity literally and figuratively gets your creative juices flowing, and getting away from the…

Websites for Authors and Artists ~ Coffee Break

Let’s face it… even when we want to sell our work, many of us creator’s would rather spend the day creating over doing all the “business stuff.”  There are a million platforms to be on, and it can feel daunting. We get it, we’ve been there. In this Coffee Break, we discuss many ways that you can get started…

Choose Your Thoughts – Coffee Break

Thoughts can be either a powerful tool for your creativity or a detriment. It’s truly empowering to realize that you can choose your thoughts to help you create the life you want to live. We all have more distractions today than ever before in history. We also each have more power to choose what we…

Never Give Up on Your Dreams, Unless… ~ Coffee Break

Should You Never Give Up on Your Dreams? We love the popular Winston Churchill quote: “Never, never, never give up.” It’s especially powerful coming from someone who had to lead a whole country when failure was imminent. However, Charles Dickens coined another, rather opposite expression in his novel The Pickwick Papers: “Never say never.“1)https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/never+say+never So… which…

Podcast Ideas for Creatives ~ Coffee Break

There’s a wealth of content, story, and podcast ideas and monetization potential for creators of all kinds! When it comes to authors and poets, if the old ways of selling books isn’t working, there are other monetization options to explore and pursue. If you tuned into our last Coffee Break episode, we talked about audio…

Audio Dramas and Story Podcasts – Coffee Break

In this Coffee Break, we’re going to share insights we learned about how authors can leverage podcasting and audio drama to build their audience. We just got back from Podcast Movement 2018 #PM18, in Philadelphia, and have so much to share with you! If you are in our Facebook Group or follow LeAura or Devani…