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Welcome to the Create A Proneur Podcast where I help creatives either wanting to start a business based on their talents, passions, and interests or expand an existing business to one that expresses more of who they are. Hi, my name is Rodney Washington, author, artist, and entrepreneur and I’m passionate about helping creatives just like you do what lights you up and make a comfortable living while doing it! Each week I’ll be sharing timely business growth, marketing, mindset hacks, and interviews with courageous creative entrepreneurs to inspire you to Get Paid for Your Creativity.

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Welcome to the Create A Proneur Podcast where I help creatives either wanting to start a business based on their talents, passions, and interests or expand an existing business to one that expresses more of who they are. Hi, my name is Rodney Washington, author, artist, and entrepreneur and I’m passionate about helping creatives just like you do what lights you up and make a comfortable living while doing it! Each week I’ll be sharing timely business growth, marketing, mindset hacks, and interviews with courageous creative entrepreneurs to inspire you to Get Paid for Your Creativity.

    028: 5 Fool Proof Ways To Validate Your Course Idea

    028: 5 Fool Proof Ways To Validate Your Course Idea

    If you missed Episode 027 of the podcast, ”Is There An Online Course Inside You Dying To Get Out?”
    I suggest you hit the pause button and go have a listen now because it will help you get a handle on any mindset issues that you must get a handle on before you deep dive into the five strategies I’m going to share with you on this episode of the podcast.
    Now on to the focus of today’s episode, assuming if you have at least a cursory idea for a course then you definitely want to pour yourself a cup of coffee, settle in and prepare to take a lot of notes because I’m going to reveal 5 Fool-Proof Ways To Validate Your Course Idea.
    1. Can you easily locate paid courses similar to the one you’re thinking about launching?
    2. Published Books On Amazon
    3. Conduct Interviews
    4. Do a Facebook Live or Live Webclass Series
    5. Teach For Free Then Sell
    For Complete Shownotes
    http://getpaidforyourcreativity.com/028
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    027: Is There An Online Course Inside You Dying To Get Out?

    027: Is There An Online Course Inside You Dying To Get Out?

    Today’s episode is sponsored by my brand new roadmap – 57 Ways To Monetize Your Gifts and Create True Security For Yourself! Includes access to four bonus templates called the Creative Entrepreneurs Path to Cash and map your journey to an ideal business that celebrates the life you want to live.
    Download your free roadmap today at getpaidforyourcreativity.com/57waysgift
    This episode is for you if you're either currently thinking about or have ever thought about packaging up your experiences and expertise into a product like an online course that you use both as a giveaway to grow your email list or sell to grow your bank account this podcast episode is for you.
    As a matter of fact, as I saying this I’m going to the next few episodes to this topic and hopefully secure an interview or two from other artists/creatives who launched successful online courses.
    So in this episode, I want to focus on what stops most would be course creators from stepping up to the plate we all have these excuses.
    Have you ever said or some iteration of the following?
    “I’m not an expert”
    “I don’t know enough about anything to get somebody to pay me to teach it”
    “Besides… doesn’t everybody know this?”
    “Why would someone give me money for information they can find for free on YouTube?”
    Before I get into breaking down each of these false assumptions I want to invite you to connect with me on Instagram at @createaproneurpodcast via the DMs and share with me what’s holding you back from packaging up your passion, experiences, and expertise into an online course based on your creativity.
    If you do I promise I’ll not only reply but knowing me, I’ll probably give you a few tips and maybe a handy resource or two.
    Alright so let’s take each of these concerns one a time because honestly until you get past these blocks you won’t take action in any significant way to experience the success you deserve.
    Go here for full show notes:
    http://getpaidforyourcreativity.com/027

    • 54 min
    026: How Control Is Preventing You From Getting Everything You Want Part 2

    026: How Control Is Preventing You From Getting Everything You Want Part 2

    Today’s episode is sponsored by my brand new roadmap – 57 Ways To Monetize Your Gifts and Create True Security For Yourself! Includes access to four bonus templates called the Creative Entrepreneurs Path to Cash and map your journey to an ideal business that celebrates the life you want to live.
    Download your free roadmap today at getpaidforyourcreativity.com/57waysgift
    Episode 026 Show Notes I’d like to start this episode with a quote that inspired the topic of today’s show…
    “When your actions contradict your words… your words don’t mean anything”
    If you listened to Episode 025 of the podcast then you already know that I talked about how the need to control our outcome can actually prevent us from getting everything we want.
    If you missed it, you’ll find the link here on the show notes page
    So if you recall in that episode I spoke about being addicted to control, why we do it and what we’re really saying when we can’t release the need to know how things are going to work out before we take action and what I said was this…
    “I can’t handle any setback if things don’t work out the way I’m hoping”
    For complete show notes including links to all of the resources mentioned in today's episode go to
    http://getpaidforyourcreativity.com/026

    • 25 min
    025: How Control Prevents You From Getting Everything You Want

    025: How Control Prevents You From Getting Everything You Want

    Today’s episode is sponsored by my brand new roadmap – 57 Ways To Monetize Your Gifts and Create True Security For Yourself! Includes access to four bonus templates called the Creative Entrepreneurs Path to Cash and map your journey to an ideal business that celebrates the life you want to live.
    Download your free roadmap today at getpaidforyourcreativity.com/57waysgift
    Episode 025 Show Notes
    I’d like to start this episode with a quote…
    Surrender the need to KNOW before you act
    This is one of my favorite quotes because as creatives we can get caught up in overthinking and overthinking, in my opinion, will rob you of your living your best life.
    So what causes overthinking?
    Simple… Control
    You might think as I did that if you can control what happens, including other people and ultimately circumstances that you will increase the odds that the thing you want will come to pass easier.
    But that’s not really what you’re trying to control
    What people addicted to control is really trying to control is our own emotions and reactions to people, circumstances, and outcomes.
    In other words, what we’re really saying is
    “I won’t be able to handle this if what I’m working for doesn’t happen”
    So since we can’t control other people, circumstances and the need to know how things are going to turn out we absolutely can control our reactions and thusly our emotions.
    Keeping that in mind ask yourself is there anything that you’ve been holding back?
    Perhaps there’s a creative project you’ve been wanting to start like creating an online art course or writing a book, launching your jewelry line for fear you won’t be able to handle the results if they aren’t as you hope?
    Do you find yourself procrastinating by over researching, or waiting until you get the money, or until you quit your job or get a new one, or move, or get a divorce or get married, or wait until your kids are in school or whatever reason you’re giving yourself not to start?
    I challenge you to examine the stories and reasons you’re telling yourself why you have to wait and ask yourself one simple question.
    “Is that true?” Or is this a stalling tactic to keep me safe?”
    To see the rest of the show notes go to >>
    http://getpaidforyourcreativity.com/025
     

    • 15 min
    024: Key #7 from 57 Ways To Monetize Your Gifts eBook

    024: Key #7 from 57 Ways To Monetize Your Gifts eBook

    I’m trying something new.
    In the coming weeks, and possibly months of the podcast I’ve decided that I’m going to take select inspirational quotes from my free audio ebook and PDF 57 Ways to Monetize Your Gifts and expand on my and listener/reader favorites on a special bonus edition series of podcast episodes I’ll be rolling out this fall.
    When I launched the show 5 months ago on April 9th my aim was and still is to make it a weekly show, I don’t know if you listened to my first episode I’ll link to it in the show notes but I used to have a another podcast I started about 5 years and abandoned it because naively I thought I could do a five day a week show! Silly me, right?
    Well I quickly learned that that wasn’t feasible so unfortunately like a lot us creatives I got over-excited and then quickly realized I bit off more than I could chew
    So fast forward when I launched this Podcast my expectation was to focus on consistency and less on trying to take on more than I could chew so... with that in mind I feel after 5 months it’s time to change things up a little and start some dabbling with some experiences and experiments
    My first is to try to do shorter episodes like under 15 minutes from time to time
    And to make those short episodes more on Mindset and creative thinking instead of strategy because I don’t about you but I’m kinda strategized out
    Because here’s the deal about strategy, at least what I’ve learned. You can have the best strategy and tactics in the world but if your head isn’t in the right place then it’s like not ever knowing the strategy
    So while I still plan to have teaching episodes I think it’s super important to share nuggets of wisdom and inspiration to help you my listeners who I’m so grateful to get your mind in the right place so you can not only take action but full good about the actions you’re taking so I hope that sounds good to you.
    Do let me know how this is landing for you by connecting with me on Instagram the link to do that is also in the show notes
    Feel free to DM on the gram and let me know if the topics I’m talking about is helping you or not. Maybe there’s another you’d like me to explore if so I’m all ears ok?
    So here we go today’s inspirational quote is taken from my free audio ebook 57 Ways to monetize your gifts and you can get your copy at http://getpaidforyourcreativity.com/57waysgift
    So today quote is Key #7
    “Going for more is easy, actually it’s playing small that’s hard. Don’t believe me? Ask anybody dreading going to work tomorrow morning”
    The inspiration for this quote came to me about 20 years ago when I was rushing to work to get to a job that to say I hated would be a gross understatement
    Fast forward having running my own business for the past 13 years as challenging as that can be and is still to this day it’s still never as frustrating as spending my days doing something that just felt so soul draining.
    So... with that said if you’re at a place where maybe you’re working at a job, or a business or with clients that’s draining you and you’re holding yourself back, not going for more (and I’m not just talking about money) I’m talking about transforming what you’re doing to only doing activities that make you happy and make you grow then it’s time to recognize that and force yourself to make a change.
    You’ve only got one life, if you’re not happy then you have the power to change it, remember it’s your life, it’s not, dress rehearsal and when it’s done, it’s done
    Whenever you find yourself struggling, being negative, frustrated ask yourself...
    “Where am I playing small?”
    You’re just one action away from a life-changing opportunity
    Take action and live well!

    • 15 min
    023: How to Use SMART Goals To Create The Life You Want

    023: How to Use SMART Goals To Create The Life You Want

    Today’s episode is sponsored by my brand new roadmap – 57 Ways To Monetize Your Gifts and Create True Security For Yourself! Includes access to four bonus templates called the Creative Entrepreneurs Path to Cash and map your journey to an ideal business that celebrates the life you want to live.
    Download your free roadmap today at getpaidforyourcreativity.com/57waysgift
    Episode 023 Show Notes Believe it or not, we’ve officially entered the last quarter of 2019!
    Soon, a new year will be upon us, 2020! But you don’t have to wait until the clock strikes midnight to start thinking about the things you want to accomplish so you can finish the remainder of this year with a bang and get yourself on the right path for the new year and that’s what this episode is all about!
    How to Use SMART Goals To Create The Life You Want Now
    It’s inevitable that at the start of any year we feel compelled to dust off our dreams and try to get into action on long-held on our goals.
    The problem is usually within weeks if not days into the new year somewhere along the way we fall off the wagon and our dreams go back into the box not to be seen or thought of again until the next year.
    Unfortunately, once we develop a pattern of creating resolutions but never committing to taking consistent action towards their achievement we eventually stop dreaming, if this sounds like you don’t feel bad or beat yourself up.

    In my experience, we aren’t taught how to create actionable goals that support our path to achieving what we want in life. This is key, so much so it bears repeating.
    "If you don’t create actionable goals that support you on your path to achieving them you will fail.”
    To see the complete show notes including links to all of the resources mentioned including access to a special bonus summary guide to accompany today's show, visit 
    >> http://getpaidforyourcreativity.com/023

    • 1 hr 7 min

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