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24 minutes | 5 days ago
Startist Society - Episode 6: Conquering the Comparison Trap
Laura and Nikki discuss comparison trap and imposter syndrome. Add summary here with time stamps Read more and find mentioned resources in the Startist Society show notes at startistsociety.com/comparison.
13 minutes | 12 days ago
Startist Society - Episode 5: Creating a Word of the Year - Intentions vs. Resolutions
Nikki and Laura discuss the concept of creating a word of the year and the difference between having a New Year’s resolution and having a guiding word to live by for a year. Topics discussed: Laura talks about what exactly a "word of the year" is and how she learned about it (1:00) What to think about when choosing your word (2:15) Laura shares her past words (3:18) Nikki shares her past words (4:33) Laura coaches Nikki through choosing her word for 2021 (5:40) Laura shares her word for 2021 (10:19) Read more, download your free Word of the Year PDF and other mentioned resources in the Startist Society show notes at startistsociety.com/wordoftheyear.
15 minutes | 19 days ago
Startist Society - Episode 4: Remaining Connected as a Creative Entrepreneur
Laura and Nikki talk about the importance of staying connected as a creative entrepreneur. Whether you live and work alone or you live in a house full of people who aren't artists, it's important to find communities of like-minded people you can relate to. In this episode, we discuss many different ways to connect to other people who are going through the same types of things in their businesses and lives, including: Isolation of working alone, especially in 2020 (0:42) Accountability groups (2:02) Masterminds, what are they? (5:50) Facebook groups (8:48) Paid memberships (10:07) Direct connection through Instagram (11:54) How to feel connected in a huge group (12:30) Read more and find mentioned resources in the Startist Society show notes at startistsociety.com/connection.
24 minutes | a month ago
Startist Society - Episode 3: Dealing with Overwhelm in your Creative Business
Nikki and Laura discuss the overwhelming topic of overwhelm! What do you do when there are so many things going on that you don’t know where to start? How can you break things down into manageable chunks? Four types of overwhelm (0:58) Tools we use (2:43) Choose one thing a day (5:43) Weekly planning methods (6:23) Parkinson’s Law (7:50) Estimating (underestimating) time things will take (8:36) Perfectionist tendencies (9:13) Getting outside your comfort zone (13:07) Nikki’s current overwhelm: completing her artist website program, Make Art Not Websites (14:00) Using ClickUp for managing the project (16:01) Laura’s current overwhelm: planning Skillshare classes (18:40) An old-school method to manage overwhelm (19:31) Read more and find mentioned resources in the Startist Society show notes at startistsociety.com/overwhelm.
20 minutes | a month ago
Startist Society - Episode 2: Getting Out of Your Own Way as an Artist
Laura and Nikki share stories of how we get in or out of our own way, the importance of adjusting your mindset, and several helpful steps you can take to get beyond these challenges to advance your art business. Fixed vs. growth mindset Learn how to draw what you see, not what you think Change the way we think to get out of our own way Learning to grow in our abilities How we self-sabotage by being afraid to ask for help Creating lasting habits (even for the “icky” stuff) Proactive time management and how to fit it all in Creating systems that work Read more and find mentioned resources in the Startist Society show notes at startistsociety.com/outofyourway.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Startist Society - Episode 1: The Art of Beating Procrastination
Laura and Nikki discuss procrastination, fear, overwhelm and analysis paralysis that keep you stuck and offer 3 actionable steps to help you get out of your own way and start making progress on your art biz. Topics discussed: Fear of failure vs. fear of success Shiny object syndrome Analysis paralysis Wanting to do ALL THE THINGS! Overwhelm Forming habits/habit stacking Using timers Narrowing your focus Breaking things down One thing every day Accountability groups Read more and find mentioned resources in the Startist Society show notes at startistsociety.com/procrastination.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
Startist Society - Episode 0: Introducing the Startist Society
Startist Society is a podcast and community for artists who procrastinate starting or making progress on their art business. Learn more about your hosts Laura and Nikki as they introduce the Startist Society to you. Maybe you are like us and have left your corporate job to focus full time on a creative business. Or maybe you’re trying to fit it all in - in between jobs and raising kids. No matter what your circumstances are, what we all have in common is wanting to grow our creative businesses and stop letting fear and procrastination get in our way. Whether you're an artist, a writer, a musician, a designer - or simply someone who loves art and wants to know more about the lives and businesses of the people who make the art you love - we invite you to follow along with us and just get started! Are you a startist too? Come join our startist movement. Read more and find mentioned resources in the Startist Society show notes at startistsociety.com/intro.
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