Can you believe that the first month of 2014 is already over? It is all going so fast as usual.
I hope that you have made some progress towards your goals for 2014. I don’t know about you but I like to sit down at the beginning of each month and refocus myself for the month ahead.
And so we come to the second of the new themed months on Mum’s the Boss and Motivating Mum. In January we were looking at Goals and Resolutions, but this month the theme is Creativity.
Some of you may be looking at the screen and thinking – what on earth does Creativity have to do with mums in business? We want to learn all about Social media, online marketing and the like. Well those topics will come in future months.
I have three main reasons for dedicating a month to Creativity:
- So many home businesses that mums set up have to do with taking a creative hobby and truning it into a business. I’m thinking of photographers, florists, cupcake bakers, artists and web designers, jewellery makers…. I’m going to be showcasing some of those creative businesses in order to perhaps give some of you some ideas for hobbies that you can turn into businesses.
- Even the most basic and humdrum of home businesses can be improved with Creativity. Whether you redesign your website, add some creative writing to your blog, use more photography or video on what you do, or just find innovative ways to advertsie and sell yourself – creativity is needed to carve out your individual niche.
- The final reason has to do with that elusive work life balance that we are all seeking to attain. i would thoroughly recommend that you take up some creative hobby outseide of your working and family life in order to have something that is just for you. Many of you will know that I sing in my spare time, but I know that many of you knit or bake or do crafts. We have half term coming up in the month of February so why not do a crafty project or two with your children.
So there you have it – a month to explore the therm of Creativity. I would love to see how you choose to get creative, either in your business or with your children or just by yourself. Please stop by the facebook page and leave a comment, or else comment here and leave links to stuff that you are doing this month.
February can still be a cold month – spring is coming but not yet here. Next month we will be getting out and about and discussing Networking, but for the moment, wrap up warm and do soemthing fun at home.