The Busy Life of a Creative Entrepreneur: Priorities
This post is #3 in a series Artist Entrepreneur Success on what it takes to succeed in business as an artist-entrepreneur.
Today we cover a topic that I have been resisting almost as long as I’ve been in business: making priorities.
Funny, that. Because there’s so much I want to do. I imagine you do, too. And actually, I’m great at getting stuff done. (Hey, I’ve been blogging every day since Jan. 1.)
The question is what matters most?
What matters most to me is:
Did I make an impact today on those around and including myself?
Exercise: What is your criteria for making decisions during your day?
Here’s my current list of priorities:
- 1. SELF CARE
2. Put out fires
3. Take care of clients
4. Marketing: sales conversations
5. Create content to sell
6. Marketing: to specific new people via email, phone, social media
7. Social media marketing on the networks: general posting and chatting
How I Use This List
So I have a list. This calms my talky-talky brain. And then I have to connect with how I feel, and where my flow wants to go. Both parts of me, all parts of me that I can connect with, have to be on board with whatever activity I choose to do.
As I still struggle with setting and following through on priorities, I’m curious how you guys go about the whole business of priorities. Chime in!
How do you prioritize?