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What’s stopping you from making money on your passions? Do you feel you’re not ready yet? That your work isn’t good enough? That you just don’t have the time to get it all done? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the problem is you.

We all strive to be perfect, or to be the best. Unfortunately, that’s just not a reality. The best is in the eye of the beholder. Chances are you know plenty of people out there who are making a good amount of money even though in reality they are mediocre at best. Why should they make money, and not you?

Monica Leonelle joins us this week to share her expertise about making it as a creative. She explains why you are putting too much pressure on yourself, and how chances are you are ready to start making money on your passions right now. Often times you need to unblock yourself and move forward. Monica lays out seven simple steps to getting on the path of turning what you love from a dream and hobby into a successful career.


“Get something 60% ready, put it out there, and then grow it.– Monica Leonelle

Highlights –

  • Remember that there are people below average who still get paid very well.
  • Artists always feel we have to be the best before we do this for a living.
  • Focus on your production schedule if you want to turn “pro”.
  • Realize your work is not about you, it’s for your audience.
  • There’s no reason to struggle by yourself.
  • Find a mentor, and use their playbook.
  • Have DAILY practices to keep your mindset on track.
  • Produce on a regular schedule.
  • Don’t rely on a burst promotions as a path – you will lose momentum at some point.

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Resources –

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  • Check out the Creative Warriors RESOURCE page! A collection of the best companies, hand-selected, to help you succeed! You’ll find vendors, services, products, and programs to help you Create, Serve, and Be Prosperous! All these companies have been used and approved by Jeffrey and most are used every day in his business.
  • Music by Jawn

Gifts –

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