This course is an intensely self-reflective personal journey designed to help you find the unique creative work that is just right for you.
Through lectures and exercises, we will explore your passions, talents, and your ideal target audience, and how they come together to show you the perfect creative work that you are best suited for.
This course will take between four to six hours to complete, and additional visits may be desired in order to more accurately identify your ideal creative business.
Here is how the course is laid out:
- In the first section we will discuss the essential mindsets that every student needs to get the most out of this personal journey of creativity.
- Next, we will explore what a niche is and some of the common conceptions and misconceptions about it. We will also look at the element of focus and how it can help you get the most out of your creative energy.
- Then in the core section of the course, we will look at my "Three Spotlight Method" of finding the ideal creative work for you. That includes exploring what your passions and talents are, as well as a guided tour through some specific methods of finding your ideal target market and how best to find the information you need to reach out to them.
- Lastly, we will look at how these three elements of your creativity come together and interact... and how, when focused properly, can explode your creative success.
Why take this course? In order to get the most satisfaction as well as compensation for doing what you love to do!
Mike Roy has been a creative thinker and professional artist for more than twenty years.
In that time, he has worked on a cornucopia of creative projects, including print design, instructional software, tee shirts, paintings, logos, music videos, commercials, feature films, virtual reality projects, and special venue videos for stadium boards and custom Times Square installations.
Some of the many artsy hats he has worn have been graphic designer, t-shirt designer, musician, logo artist, instructional designer, web developer, visual effects artist, and writer.
More recently, his love for creative projects has undergone a transition to teaching, coaching, and writing, with the goal of helping enrich the lives of other creatives. His main vehicle for this is his blog at Artist Myth, where he teaches creatives how to get past the barriers that stand between them and the art they love to do.
In addition to his current duties as self-proclaimed creative mythbuster, he works at a major creative studio full time, and also is a devoted husband and dad of two amazing kids.
StartMindset 1: Know Thyself (2:44)
StartMindset 2: Sincerity and Authenticity (2:01)
StartMindset 3: The Creative Habit (1:30)
StartMindset 4: Good Myths and Bad Myths (1:35)
StartMindset 5: Important over Urgent (1:43)
StartMindset 6: Progress over Perfection (1:18)
StartReview of Essential Creative Mindsets (5:27)
StartMindset Cheat Sheet