You can be a successful creative entrepreneur and an introvert. It's all about finding the best way of working for your personality and your business goals, as I discuss today with Cat Rose.
In the intro, I talk about the importance of thinking long-term, both about your creative projects, but also about building assets and making sure your writing is not just about short-term cash flow.
Check out Dean Wesley Smith's article on day job thinking
, his book, The Magic Bakery, and episode 332 on the importance of intellectual property for writers
who want to make a sustainable income for years to come.
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is an author, podcaster, and creative coach. Her latest book is The Creative Introvert: How to Build a Business You Love on Your Terms
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or read the notes and links below. Here are the highlights and full transcript below.
* The definition of an introvert and how it’s not the same as being shy
* Working freelance and finding clients before other streams of income begin to flow
Juggling creative work and business with quality of life
* The importance of consistency in podcasting
* Tips on how to pitch to be on a podcast
* Surviving and thriving at networking events
* Reasons creatives fail at doing what they love
* Identifying what your pay-offs are to make the hard work worth it
You can find Cat Rose at TheCreativeIntrovert.com
and on Twitter @CreativeIntro
Transcript of Interview with Cat Rose
Joanna: Cat Rose is an author, podcaster, and creative coach. Her latest book is The Creative Introvert: How to Build a Business You Love on Your Terms
. Welcome, Cat.
Cat: Hi Joanna. Thanks for having me.
Joanna: It's great to have you on the show.
Tell us a bit more about you and how you got into writing.
Cat: Writing has actually always taken a backseat for me to visual forms of art. For most of my life, I've been into drawing. Illustration was my dream job for many years until I tried it and actually decided it was better as a hobby than a job for me personally.
It wasn't until I started blogging in 2013 that I really decided that I loved writing, at least non-fiction. I've never been much of a creative writer, but I basically started blogging because I was reading lots of them...