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Have you ever struggled with motivation or jumpstarting a creative project? Or get confused by the fact that you are procrastinating doing what you are most passionate about? Motivation in creative work can be very complicated, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Life, as a creative entrepreneur can be empowering and liberating!

Mark McGuinness is a poet, author and coach for creative professionals – artists, creatives, performers, and entrepreneurs. His first book, Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism was an Amazon Creativity best seller. I was super excited to chat about his latest book, Motivation for Creative People. Mark is also a 99U.com columnist and a co-author of the 99U best sellers, Manage Your Day-to-Day and Maximize Your Potential.

Based in London, UK, he coaches clients and consults for agencies and studios all over the world such as the BBC, Channel 4, HOW Design, Magnum Photos, McCann Erickson, and the Royal College of Art. Mark’s work has been featured in Vogue US, The Wall Street Journal, Creative Review, and on the Discovery Health Channel.


“Entrepreneurship is a profoundly creative act at its core.”
-Mark McGuiness

Highlights –

  • Five typical motivation killers
  • How to ditch the desperation mindset
  • #1 way to spend more time creating
  • Designing a habit around your creative process

Resources –

  • Free Webinar: I’ll be sharing how to leverage your creative side and use it as an advantage in business. Join me for my free webinar, How To Succeed In Business When You’re Marketing Yourself and Your Talent. Register here or text warrior to number 33444 to register and unleash your creative thinking to propel your business forward.
  • Getting your point across in business can be tricky. Grammarly uses a browser extension to check your text for spelling and grammatical errors anytime you write something online to help you avoid mistakes in comments, tweets, and status updates. Get access to your own private editor 24/7!

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Mentions –

  • “If there isn’t a bit of fear then you’re probably not stepping outside your comfort zone.” John Eaton
  • “We don’t make films to make money; we make money to make films.” Walt Disney
  • The War of Art  Steven Pressfield

Gifts –

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