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Creativity Published ~ No. 050

I just passed the 28-year milestone in my business and I am on a mission to make my work life easier in every way I can. I’m no minimalist. I like nice things. I collect antique cameras. I have tons of books, art supplies, gadgets, etc. I even have two giant dogs. LOL When it comes to the work I do, I enjoy quite a variety and the same is true about my client base.

I’m not changing any of that. Instead, I continually strive to focus my energy on what is essential to success in any project and in my business as a whole. And I let the rest go.

But what happens when the essentials are still burning you out? I juggle too many things, none of which I really want to let go. So how can I make things easier? Well, for one, I started working LESS. And counterintuitively, my productivity increased, the quality of my work improved, and I felt better. Who knew?!

So I got to thinking, what else can I make easier? Content creation! I’ve always struggled with content creation and would stress out and procrastinate mainly because I am slow at it, and I have always felt pressed for time. Well… not anymore! 

Not everything has to be so hard. Check out my post this week where I share my essential strategies you can use to make your content creation more effortless which will help you produce more quality content in less time without sacrificing quality or consistency. 

Make Your Content Creation Effortless: Essential Tips and Strategies

Happy creating!
Jodi & Kim

P.S. Happy father’s day to those in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States!

Things worth sharing…

The Path to Authentic Entrepreneurship
[The Unmistakable Creative Podcast]
Sid Mohasseb teaches us that our success as entrepreneurs is not contingent on anything external but rather our own ability to continuously evolve and reiterate ourselves everyday. Take a listen to learn how to grow, learn and discover your own authentic path of winning.
RELATED: My top three marketing books for authentically building your authority, audience, and business

Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most
[by Greg McKeown]
Getting ahead doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it. No matter what challenges or obstacles we face, there is a better way: instead of pushing ourselves harder, we can find an easier path. Effortless offers actionable advice for making the most essential activities the easiest ones, so you can achieve the results you want, without burning out.
RELATED: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

How to Promote Your Blog: 21 NEW Strategies
An incredible collection of ideas from Brian Dean. These are the same strategies he used to grow his blog to 553,682 monthly visitors. Like most of his content, this is a very digestible mega-post chock full of tactics that any among us can follow and easily implement.
RELATED: Content Promotion Code Workshop (On-Demand)

Better Together…

Creativity loves company! Tools to test and try…

    The easiest way to sign & stamp documents. Use a real pen and paper to create your signature. Then apply your signature to digital documents, all without getting up from your office chair. (free for 1 sig)
  • Gleam Competitions
    I have not tried this yet, but it looks great. Easily set up and run beautiful giveaways, contests & sweepstakes that drive real user engagement. (from $10/mo)

It’s amazing how much we can get done simply by trying. Whether it’s writing or golf or sales, when we show up and do our best, we can make things happen.

– Seth Godin

Until next time!

Happy Creating,

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Kim Doyal

Kim Doyal
Also known as “The WordPress Chick,” is an entrepreneur, coach, podcaster, and content creator.

She has built her lifestyle business over the last 10 years using WordPress, content marketing, and through growing her community. She lives by her commitment to #JustShowUP.

Jodi Hersh

Jodi Hersh
Is a “Smartist.” Celebrating 25 years as Orange Star Design — the intersection of creativity, experience and technology.

She helps bring people’s visions to life with strategic branding, websites and marketing solutions. Jodi is also the founder of Live Love Dogs®.