Creative Entrepreneur

Hey! Remember we were made for this!

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We are now in a time of incredible new possibilities.

But first - let me back up because it's NOT all good right now, I know that. I don't usually have a lot of anxiety, but I sure have it now.

I am TERRIFIED about how this will impact the most vulnerable people in our society - those with weakened immune systems, the homeless, the addicted, people living with domestic violence, people who are only a paycheque away from being homeless, in Canada a lot of First Nations still don't have...

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Behind the Scenes Right Now in my Business

Behind the scenes in my business: how re-building after things fell apart sparked an evolutionary leap

I believe we could learn much more from EACH OTHER, from sharing our honest stories with our fellow creative/spiritual entrepreneurs, than we can learn from the "online business experts".

This is still a VERY new thing, selling coaching/courses/mentoring/healing on the internet.

And there IS NO ONE RIGHT WAY TO DO THIS. (As much as the very noisy ads in my social media streams tell me otherwise). 

We have SO MUCH freedom and opportunity to create our businesses in our own way.

Last year...

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On Taking The LEAP Into Your Dream

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I was asked for my tips, tricks and advice for how to navigate that space when you're getting ready to quit your job and LEAP into your dream.

I was approached by someone who is getting ready to leave her job to do her dream full time. She's been building up her creative work for some time, now she's rented a studio and is gearing up to quit her job. But in the meantime - she has to keep working full time.

So she asked me for tips or suggestions for navigating this part of the path -...

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I celebrated nine years in business with the Creative Dream Incubator by buying a rainbow rug.

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It makes me happy, it makes the whole loft feel happier. And, in a big space full of clashing patterns, it's somehow the pattern that brings all the clashing patterns together.

Five years ago I would be sharing this photo, writing this and being all "LOOK EVERYONE ISN'T THIS SUPER CUTE? WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO CELEBRATE THIS MILESTONE!!"

But today I felt conflicted about it.

With everything I have been learning about climate change recently, I understand the impact of buying so many cute...

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Online marketing with creativity + integrity in the age of the "boss babe" sleaze-o-rama.

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Over the last 2 years, I have been working hard on re-thinking my work and creating a whole new framework for how I help creative people make their dreams real. 

This kind of re-imagining takes a LOT of energy. So, for the last 2 years, I have had to pull back on other parts of my business. Most notably: marketing.

Whatever your dream is, there are some parts of it that you LOVE to work on and some parts that you don't love. And, whatever your dream is, your dream NEEDS YOU to...

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So how DO I want to show up?

So my post about not knowing how to show up lately really struck a chord! I got a lot of feedback and it was pretty much split 50/50 between people saying that leaving Facebook is the best thing that's ever happened to them and people saying that if I leave they will really miss me and not to discount the value of showing up with your light! I spent a lot of time thinking about how I DO want to show up and I wrote a long blog post which I just deleted because it just circles around and...

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If you have a creative business you want to meet my friend Libby.

Before we begin: this is a post all about a wonderful woman who helped me with some business stuff.  Libby's not paying me to do this or anything, I DO NOT do sponsored blog posts on the Creative Dream Incubator, I'm just so grateful and excited about what Libby has done for me and I know a lot of my readers would want to know about her so I want to share the love. After 7 years of doing the Creative Dream Incubator as my full-time job, I took a step back starting last fall, looked at...

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Am I ready for this?

am i ready for this? Last night as I was going to sleep I was feeling a lot of self-doubt. I knew today was the day I was going to hit publish on all of the changes I'd been working on on my website. Which is not about the new website, it's about creating the container for the work I want to do next. And it brought up a lot of doubt around "who do you think you are?" This new website features ME a lot more. And there are a LOT more photos of ME coming. And I am more clear about claiming my gifts and not wavering...

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I Am Juggling More Things Than I Can Carry

Juggling more things than I can carry I just got it - this is why we "juggle" stuff!! Because we couldn't possibly hold it all. So I just had a really beautiful and relaxing vacation. And then I was sick in bed for 6 days. And now here I am... behind on all of my projects. Oh, while I was on vacation I was offered a really great opportunity which I did say yes to, so that added a new project to the pile of things I can't hold.

This is part of building something. Sometimes it's overwhelming.

Sometimes there is an exhausting...

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Everything went wrong for me this week, how about you?

It's 4:07 on Friday afternoon. I am rarely at my computer at 4:07 on a Friday afternoon, usually by this time I've given everything I've got and I am in recovery mode for the weekend. But this week was different from most weeks. This week was absolute shit. I mean that's what I was thinking for most of this week because nothing went the way I wanted it to go. I had all these fires springing up that needed me to put them out, and I could never find time to work on what I wanted to work on. I...

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