There’s been a lot of talk here lately about the significance of art, business, money and entrepreneurs.
I’m no expert on the subject of art itself, though I do consider myself a creative entrepreneur of sorts. Just a few days ago I was emailing my friend Mark McGuinness, getting an expert opinion on why art is important.
Mark, once a therapist like me, is living the creative entrepreneur dream. He’s funding his real passion (poetry) through a seriously creative business. So when Mark got in touch to let me know he was cooking up resources for creative entrepreneurs, I knew I had to get involved.
Mark says that creative people need three things to be happy:
- Freedom – to do what you want, when you want and how you want it. Not just in holidays and spare time – but also doing meaningful work, in your own way.
- Money – to maintain your independence and fund your creative projects. Of course you want a nice place to live, but you’re not so worried about a bigger car than the guy next door. You’d rather spend money on experiences than status symbols.
- Time – to spend as you please, exploring the world and allowing your mind to wander in search of new ideas.
Usually, you’re lucky if you get two out of the three. But if one of them is missing, it compromises the other two.
Without money, you don’t have much freedom, because you have to spend your time chasing cash.
Without time off, money doesn’t buy you a lot of freedom.
And if you’re doing something you hate for a living, it doesn’t matter how big your salary is, or how much holiday you get.
This is the premise of a new free ebook by Mark McGuinness: Freedom, Money, Time – and the Key to Creative Success.
The ebook describes Mark’s unconventional career journey, as a poet and creative coach, and the lessons he’s learned the hard way about finding the right combination of freedom, money and time.
It’s full of practical advice you can apply to your own situation, if you want to earn a living from your creative talent, or if you’re a freelancer or small business owner and want to make your business less stressful and more profitable.
I got my copy of this last night and was enthralled – Mark’s is a journey that I can deeply connect with and I know that you will too. This is a must-read.
Mark and his partners have also prepared an in-depth training program to accompany the ebook, and I’m pleased to be an affiliate partner for the launch. But the ebook itself is free to download, with no need to even give your email address.
Click the link to download your copy of Freedom, Money, Time and the Key to Creative Success.
And feel free to share the ebook with anyone who you think would find it helpful. Resources this good deserve to be shared around. It’s small enough to be emailed. Your friends and colleagues will thank you when they get a copy of this one.