Idea2Actions hosted by award-winning creative marketing consultant Greg Davis is a podcast designed to help creative professionals turn their idea into actions that can help them pursue their dreams. Entrepreneurs, Artists, Musicians and Dreamers benefit from the creative marketing strategies, coping tools and action oriented discussions taking place each week on Idea2Actions podcast.
Greg Davis has spent the past 25 years specializing in creative marketing strategies in the music industry, and corporate America. Low budget to no budget has never held him back from taking bold moves to create actions that would propel an idea to the next level. Having worked with artists on record labels such as V2 Records, Sony Columbia and for worldwide organizations such as eBay Inc., Greg’s discussions leverage the business acumen of a corporate marketing leader with the vulnerability and transparency of an artistic dreamer.
Inspired by life coaches and podcast hosts like Dan Miller of 48 Days, Michael Hyatt and Andy Stanley, Greg uses his podcast to mentor, share common challenges and introduce his listeners to new independent music, writers and artists that are changing the way we see and hear the world.
Greg Davis is President and CEO of Idea2Actions.com a creative marketing strategies firm dedicated to creating a plan of action for entrepreneurs, artists and aspiring entrepreneurs. By creating marketing plans, action plans and accountability focus Idea2Actions or i2A Creative Marketing Strategies help people dream big, live bold and turn their idea into actions!
Waiting on Hope Is Your Problem
Are you hoping for the success you want or are you working towards it? This week is a short episode as I'm very under the weather, but it didn't stop me from talking to you about this important issue. Often, we lean on hope for better things when the power is in ourselves. You can be as successful as you want to be or fail as much as you can handle, but that's up to you. If you're waiting on hope to save the day, you're focused on the wrong dreams and goals.
Do you have a License to Compete?
We all have a place we want to be, but sometimes we aren't looking honestly at the requirements we need to get there. Now, that may sound like an invitation to be self-critical, it's not. Sometimes we need a license to compete and we just don't have it. How would you rate yourself? If you see the people at the level you want to be at as 9 or 10, how do you rank against them? Again, don't criticize yourself, assess yourself. If you are honest with yourself about what you need to achieve success, you'll go out there and get it! If you think you're above it, you think you'll reinvent the wheel, you'll create a much harder road for yourself. Get your license to compete where you want to thrive!
Pokemon Go and Your 20 Year Overnight Success
Pokemon Go is an amazing story of successful trends. John Hanke, the creator of the game has already driven over $2B in revenue. The game only took about 4 months to develop. What an amazing overnight success. Well, not really. The truth is, tJohn Hanke started his career 20 years ago and piece by piece helped to develop technology that resulted in Pokemon Go.
Where are you in your journey to achieve your dreams? Are you expecting an overnight success, or do you recognize how many years you're putting into your overnight success story?
One for the Ages
This week's episode is inspired by one of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes featuring Ed Wynn. Do you have that one thing, that one really big thing in your life you want to accomplish that would be one for the ages? If so, are you doing the things you need to do to get there or are you completely on the wrong track? Sometimes, we don't go after what we're supposed to be going after because we don't want to do the necessary things it takes to accomplish that dream. We all have amazing accomplishments at one phase of our life or another, but do we all get to achieve our "one for the ages" accomplishment? This week, think about how you're pursuing your one for the ages and identify if you're pursuing it properly.
What is Your Mentality for Success?
How successful you believe you'll be has so much to do with the level of success you'll have. Not only do you need to set the bar high, but you need to know you have a clear path of things you know you need to do to get there. Sometimes, we create our path based on what we know how to do, not on what we need to do. There can be a big difference between the two and you have to figure that out. The sooner you do, the better your mentality for success becomes.
How Are Those Goals Working Out for You?
It can take 6 to 9 months for your goals to start taking shape in the way of meaningful results. If you set your goals for 2016 and haven't reached them yet, what are you doing to make the needed changes? You have less than six months left to turn your year around, you can do it! How are you getting started?