Posts tagged priorities
3 things to focus on when starting a creative business

It’s the #1 question that’s on every one of my clients’ minds.

When you’re first exploring the idea of starting a creative business (or even when you’re a year in, or two, or three), how do you know what to do first in a overwhelming, most likely unorganized pile of to-do’s?

What is a wise way to spend your time + what are the absolute must-do’s to get your business off to the right start?

(Side note: I don’t believe in ‘should-ing’ you into doing something, anything for your business. Here’s why.)

While every situation is unique + it’s probably best to center your purpose and values in every decision you make, there are a few great places you can get started so you don’t kick yourself for not having implemented them further down the line.

There are definitely a lot more things you could add to this list, but I’ve managed to cut it back to the essentials: the 3 areas that you can start with + go from there.

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5 things that aren’t priorities in my slow business journey

Everyone has made their list of the zillion things they want to do and accomplish in the new year by now. But not me. I’m a bit of a rebel when it comes to goal setting.

It must be the perfectionist in me: I don't want to set goals, so that I won't have failed if I don't achieve them... which is a little silly but oh well.

When I created Ditch Perfect, I wanted it to be a space for online creatives with a soulful streak (AKA you and me!). For those of us who want to step off the beaten path + do things our way. It’s not rebelling for the sake of being a rebel.

It’s doing things in our own way + on our own terms in order to protect and prioritize what’s most precious to us: our time, energy, health + family.

So at the start of this new year, I've made a conscious decision to skip doing some things in my creative business altogether. Some of these 5 things may surprise you as, normally, they're major parts of being an online creative.

Here's the things I’m not going to prioritize in my slow business journey in the new year.

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