I'm re-posting this great piece by Michael Hyatt who is a leadership expert. This caught my eye because sometimes we "creatives" get so caught up in creating, we forget to think about being successful. Michael shows us how to accomplish the success part, too. His website is: http://michaelhyatt.com.
Ways Successful Creatives Think Differently than Unsuccessful Ones
I have worked with authors for more than three decades. I have also worked with speakers, recording artists, and other creatives. I have had the privilege of working with the best—and the challenge of enduring the worst. Ninety percent fall somewhere in the middle.
What separates them is not talent. Surely, this plays a role. But it doesn’t fully explain why some creatives with marginal talent become successful and others with extraordinary talent never really make it. (I could name names, but I would get myself in trouble on both counts!)
Instead, I think the determining factor is to be found in how they think. Successful creatives think differently than unsuccessful ones. This is evident in seven ways.
Carrie Pearson is a children's book author and creator-cheerleader.