This is Amy Campbell's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Amy Campbell's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Amy Campbell
I help creative entrepreneurs create their best work and earn great money.
Recent Activity
Over the years, through countless hours of study and research, I have honed success down to being one thing. Being reliable. It seems counterintuitive, as the trailblazers are painted as spontaneous geniuses pioneering new frontiers. Granted, the initial idea or concept will have had to have been wild and wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Motivated Creative
Life is a series of moments. When we recall memories of our life, it isn't one long movie. We have these individual events that pepper our life story, fractions of time. In these moments, we experience emotions. Some are filled with elation, joy + happiness. Others, sadness, regret + heartbreak.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at Motivated Creative
Are you putting off shipping because you are afraid of judgment? Is it possible, that either not that many people are watching and you are using it as an excuse not to follow through? Or perhaps, you are using perfectionism as a form of procrastination? There are consequences of doing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at Motivated Creative
The way you make decisions can be biased. You can make bad decisions because you are 'trusting your gut'. You can believe that things will work out, and this optimism can bite you in the butt. You can be overly confident, and think you can do things that you can't.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Motivated Creative
Amidst all this business planning, strategy + optimisation where is the space to breathe? The time to kick a ball around, stretch and be silly? To go out for ice cream and be weird with friends? Are you using your business to hide socially? Are you using your brain to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Motivated Creative
The biggest flaw in setting up your day (which I hope you are doing on the morning of the day before) is vagueness. Slotting in a half hour for 'Blog', for example, is setting yourself up to fail. Blocking off an hour for 'Gym' and patting yourself on the back... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Motivated Creative
We are all told to think big. Shoot for the stars. Aim high. We are taught to plan ahead voraciously. This is the key to success, apparently. I have a different view. I think the key to success is acceptance. Accepting where you are right now. What you have. Who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Motivated Creative
Warren Buffet is quoted saying “It is not greed that drives the world, but envy.” Knowing this is how the world works, could you turn this psychological cognitive bias into something positive? Could you start paying attention to people who are doing well, ethically, giving back and covet them? As... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Motivated Creative
Do you have a good support network? It is absolutely imperative to your success. The probability of you being right about your thoughts and decisions can be low. If you have a great group of friends or colleagues you can increase your chances of heading in the right direction. Your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Motivated Creative
How are you collecting your thoughts and does it serve you? Are you just using what everybody else does, and it works occasionally? There are a myriad of project management tools and apps out there. From Bullet Journalling to Evernote, Trello, Basecamp, Teamwork - the list goes on. The key... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Motivated Creative
The biggest crusher of progress is a lack of clarity. Changing your mind is expensive. Time wise and money wise. Making time to map out where you are headed, is the single most valuable exercise you can do to grow your business and retain your sanity. Ever seen those home... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Motivated Creative
When everything is in flow, life is wonderful. When things are going your way, you feel like you can do anything. When you are on track, or even better ahead of the curve - you start to sparkle. But life is not always like this, and it would be very... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Motivated Creative
I had just finished writing an epic, well-researched blog article. It had taken several hours. It didn't save, and I lost the whole thing. I had a choice...I could get upset, mad even. Or I could take a break and walk away. Or I could re-write it while it was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Motivated Creative
If you are telling yourself that you can't do or be someone special because you don't have the talent, think again. Studies have shown showing up beats smarts almost every time. There is no commoner tale than a genius not living out their potential. If you are setting stretch goals,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Motivated Creative
I went to a wedding recently where the age range was from 2 to 90. The music was selected for the older guests, which they loved. The toddlers loved it too, even though they didn't know what it was. The teenagers and the middle-aged were making the best of it,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Motivated Creative
Leaders in their fields can all agree on one thing. Challenging the status quo creates progress. Can you apply radical thinking to the way you currently do or think about things, to create unprecedented results? Start with better questions, and you will produce better answers. Try these: If left at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Motivated Creative
How can I get super organised and be seen by the people that matter most? I'm glad you asked. Here at Motivated Creative, we want to help you create your best work + earn great money. We have 3 ways you can do this. You can study at your own... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Motivated Creative
When creating your content calendar for the year, give your secrets away. Don't hold back. This positions yourself as an expert in your field. Don't be afraid that people will implement what you have told them to do, and you will become superfluous. Don't be afraid that is has been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Motivated Creative
Mark Zuckerberg wears the same clothes every day. Jennifer Anniston ate the same salad for 8 years while a cast member of the hit-show Friends. The brain loves routine. It also reduces decision fatigue and leaves headspace for the big jobs. But if you pop down to the local bakery... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Motivated Creative
To be more effective at what you do, include your family when you can. If you take the kids with you, you will be more prudent with your work time and the impact it will have on those waiting for you to finish. You can experience new places together, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Motivated Creative
The hardest part of creating is destroying. Discarding what is not quite good enough, or what stands in the way of success. Can you accept that what might be your best work, might not be what's best for your business? Can you abandon ship, even though you have invested all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Motivated Creative
A core planning exercise that is missed by many is a goal setting one-pager like the Zig Ziglar 7 steps format. You can get a bird's eye view of the whole enchilada before you invest a minute of your energy in your project. See what you need before you need... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Motivated Creative
You may feel that you are lagging behind in the social media race to be all things to all people on all channels. It's hard to make your voice stand out in the crowd. It's hard to show people just how talented and creative you can be, without a distribution... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Motivated Creative
There are hundreds of successful people to emulate, study and learn from. There are hundreds of business models, marketing methods and communication styles. Don't get bogged down trying to fit your business into their mould. The only way to get ahead is to take action. If you are stuck trying... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Motivated Creative
The first and most highly damaging mistake a creative can make to their career is to make it about them. Most creatives appeal to the external decision-making factors of their clients, such as: Art or Photographs to make their home beautiful A great gift idea A way to bring the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Motivated Creative