How do you keep the work flowing in as a creative professional / freelancer

This is a question that all freelance, creative professionals are asking. Our business relies on it. 

How do you maintain a healthy number of opportunities, bookings, commissions or creative output. 

The answer is much easier to say than it is to act upon. 

Habits & Consistency. 

It's as simple as that....The more you audition, the more likely you will land a role. The more you write, the more likely you are to find a publisher. The more you reach out to prospective customers, the more bookings you will likely receive. 

What you do consistently is what drives you toward success. That's why our framework within the People On A Pursuit Community works so well. 

That's why Karen & Iain are consistently landing new clients.
That's why Poppy is consistently filling her 6-book quota per 12 weeks. 
That's why Darren is seeing way more progress on his project than he was before joining. 

Yet despite knowing this. It's too easy to slip out...

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The Best Way To Establish Accountability

Accountability is often perceived as a threatening, uncomfortable and unfriendly word. The thought of it might cause feelings of stress, fear and discomfort. 

These negative feelings stem from the accountability narrative that says 'if the task isn't done, you are in trouble'. 

However, I want to change the context and narrative of how we understand accountability.  
I believe accountability can actually be both encouraging and empowering. 

Particularly for creatives, entrepreneurs and freelancers, accountability should be seen as an encouragement. Within the People On A Pursuit community, accountability is outworked as an encouragement. 

The narrative is less, 'get on with it or there's trouble'

But instead; 

'I believe you've got this....and this could be transformative for you and your project - Go and get what you so deserve!' 

One of our members, Darren Quinnell, holds down a full time job whilst pursuing an ambitious creative writing...

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Why Creative Professionals Need a Productivity System

Every Monday I host a zoom call with a small group of creative professionals. It's an online membership for those pursuing ambitious goals, and it's called, The People On A Pursuit Community.  Some are voice artists, others writers and we have one or two performers.

Whilst this project is only a small side hustle at the moment, it's one of my favourite moments in the week. The culture of the online membership is one of celebrating wins (big or small), overcoming obstacles together and holding each other accountable for the tasks we prioritise. 

One of our writers is Emma Kelly. Emma is a dramatist and playwright.  In our time of celebrating wins this week, Emma shared that her play 'The Guide' was listed in the top 3% of the BBC Writers Room, Open Call for 2022. 

There were 4718 scripts submitted which means Emma was within the top 141 submissions. That's incredible and such an encouragement to Emma. 

Emma's Productivity System...  

Of course,...

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How can a creative person be productive?

The majority of creatives have an inbuilt idea-crafting-machine working in the background of their brains, 24/7.  Many of us can't help but constantly think of something bigger and better, or fresh and alternative. 

But this idea-crafting-machine rarely gets switched off, and is relentless - For many, it's killing their productivity.

Too many creatives show signs of overwhelm, burnout and are anxious about practicalities, whether it be finding the next job or delivering work ahead of the deadline. 

Every Monday, I facilitate a zoom call with members of the People On A Pursuit community.  The premise of these zoom calls are to help them make traction towards their creative goals, on a regular basis - Avoiding distractions, staying focused on the tasks that make a difference and maximising the skills and experience of the group to overcome obstacles. 

Here's three major advantages for those struggling to execute on a creative...

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Boris Johnson & working from home...

Boris Johnson says cheese and coffee can distract when working from home... 

Well if you know me well, you'll know that I take it one step further, and regularly work from a coffee shop. 

If anything, it aids my productivity, is just as energising and actually stimulates just as many, if not more ideas than if I were in an office. 

When events were cancelled due to covid, (even my 'work do's') , I set up an online community of people on a pursuit to help with productivity.

It's a small bunch of creative types, who all 'work from home', and if results are anything to go by, they are most definitely productive.

There's no cheese in sight. 

All of the members are making incredible progress because of three simple things;

💥 They’ve defined a repeatable task that predictably leads them to the result they want

💥 They’ve got accountability

💥 They’ve got the collective wisdom of others on a similar pursuit.

It's as simple...

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