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

Joleene Moody is a writer and speaker encouraging creative entrepreneurship.

The Suffering Creative (And How Not To Suffer Anymore)

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Blog | 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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Why You Don’t Have to Finish That Project (And 11 Other Things You Don’t Have To Do)

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Blog | 6 comments

Why You Don’t Have to Finish That Project (And 11 Other Things You Don’t Have To Do)

If you’re feeling guilty because you started a project you don’t want to finish, DON’T.

You don’t have to finish everything you started. You really don’t. I mean, you have to be responsible and fulfill obligations and do adult things that are necessary. But if you started something that you don’t feel like finishing, for the love of creatives everywhere, don’t worry about finishing it. 

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Fueling Your Creativity is Part of Your Job

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

Fueling Your Creativity is Part of Your Job

We are programmed to believe that if we aren’t face down, nose deep in our work busy, that we’re not working.

WRONG.

Here’s the truth:

Fueling your creativity is part of your job. Thinking, acting, utilizing, building with all of your tools is actually a very vital piece of your creative work. 

Once you understand that and make the fueling an accepted part of your practice, I have a feeling you’ll be much more productive.

Allow me to explain…

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9 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Older

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Blog | 8 comments

9 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Older

We put off things in our lives and our business on purpose. We won’t admit to that, but it’s true. Even if we have to hit pause to care for a loved one or mourn the loss of someone or something, we may stay there, on the other side of greatness, well after the time to move forward has expired.

To keep you present and on purpose, here is a gentle reminder of 9 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Older.

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5 Ways to Respond When Others Tear You Down

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Blog | 6 comments

5 Ways to Respond When Others Tear You Down

For the rest of our lives, we will be plagued by the negativity of others.
They will tell us we are wrong.
They will criticize our choices.
They will try to sway us from our path.
They will even tell others how wrong we are.

It’s taken me a lifetime to learn this (and I’m still working out the kinks), but responding when you’re triggered doesn’t actually serve you. Sometimes not responding at all is best. In the end, you don’t want to waste your energy on the “Negative Nancy’s and Nate’s” of our world. You want to stay fueled, positive, and ready for anything. 

To do that, here are 5 Ways to Respond When Others Tear You Down:

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