"Joleene Moody is a writer and speaker encouraging creative entrepreneurship."

Joleene Moody is a writer and speaker encouraging creative entrepreneurship.

Don’t Give Up Because It Didn’t Happen, Keep Going Until It Does

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Creative Inspiration | 8 comments

Don’t Give Up Because It Didn’t Happen, Keep Going Until It Does

Are you familiar with the 80/20 rule?

It’s originally known as the Pareto Principle and it basically says that 20% of the input creates 80% of the result.

In other words, only 20% of you will do whatever it takes to become published, produced, or put on display in the world of writing.

Only 20% of you will ever see the project you started come to fruition.

Only 20% of you are willing to be criticized, crucified and ridiculed in order to become part of the 80% result.

The question is then, are you part of the 20%?

Sadly, many of you will give up. You will decide you don’t have what it takes or that you really suck at writing. You’ll believe those lies because frankly, it’s easier to believe the lies than to face the truth.

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3 Tips to Help You Overcome the Fear of “The Ask”

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Creative Entrepreneur Tips | 8 comments

3 Tips to Help You Overcome the Fear of “The Ask”

No matter what you do in your creative venture, I’m willing to bet you have to sell something. Your services, your time, your talent, your product, your book….something.

For some of you, quoting yourself and “going for the ask,” (the sale) is the most difficult part of what you do. It  might be the one thing keeping you from really making money. If you’re anything like me, you want to make money in your creative business. And you want to because you don’t want to have to go back to the grind outside of your talents to work for someone else.

I don’t want that for you, either.
So to help you ease into the space where you have to quote yourself and go for the ask, here are 3 tips to help you overcome the fear of making a sale.

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The Generation of Entrepreneurship (3 Reasons Why You Should Be Part of It)

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Creative Entrepreneur Tips | 4 comments

The Generation of Entrepreneurship (3 Reasons Why You Should Be Part of It)

A while back I was working with a conscious living coach and intuitive to help me work through some difficult times. As we talked about my work as a speaker and writer, she told me something I hadn’t noticed before:

“This is the generation of entrepreneurship,” she said. “There are more entrepreneurs and self-employed people than ever before. Within the next 50 years, you’ll see the largest majority of people working for themselves.”

At first I found that hard to believe…

…but the more I looked around, the more I saw she was right. Not only did that realization help me reinforce my status as a creative entrepreneur, it made me realize I was in the perfect position to help other creatives profit from their talents without getting a second job that would only rob them of those talents.

Welcome to the generation of entrepreneurship.
Here are 3 reasons why you should be a part of it:

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How I Use ViralTag To Drive More Traffic To My Website

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Creative Entrepreneur Tips | 10 comments

How I Use ViralTag To Drive More Traffic To My Website
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If you struggle to get visitors to your website, it might be because you’re not utilizing social media enough. 

I’m no content marketing guru, but I am a blogger that makes it her mission to drive visitors to my site so I can serve them.
Using a tool called ViralTag, I am able to do this.

 

Allow me to explain…

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The Suffering Creative (And How Not To Suffer Anymore)

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Creative Inspiration | 2 comments

The Suffering Creative (And How Not To Suffer Anymore)

Creativity is never ending. It is rarely perfected and constantly evolving. It is our nemesis, our love, our downfall, and our desire. It is everything we are and everything we don’t want to be. And it simply cannot be ignored. Because of its addictive bi-polar tendencies, we often close the door on it because we don’t believe it can be a part of an abundant, prosperous life. But this is a lie. And if you’ve been ignoring your talents and desires because you believe that, I urge you to continue reading.

I spent the majority of my career as a television reporter. But it wasn’t – right.
I wanted more.

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