I wanted to write something which sums up the questions I’m often asking by aspiring makers, creators and doers who want to do what they love and do it really well.
Ambition doesn’t have to a dirty word.
Here’s my top tips on how to get ahead in what you love:
1. Think like an entrepreneur. Don’t be afraid that being commercially aware will overtake your passion (often a misconception I encounter from emerging artists) – it’s actually what will enable you to do more of what you love. Thinking smart and working strategically will ultimately mean you can stay in control of how you work and who with.
2. Think like a creative. Creativity doesn’t stop at the end of a poem…
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