How to build a creative business
About How to build a creative business
Sometimes we have to put the blinkers on to encourage ourselves to focus. I loved the quiet of my January and February when I was training for the marathon but in today's episode I explain why that has shifted and I need to take stock. Physical health, family and the everyday has a huge impact on building your own business so today I guide you in what is an open invitation to get clear and to allow yourself the quiet to make significant motion in your creative career. Enjoy the episode. Thanks for listening. www.alyharte.com
Andrew Trimble is best known for his expertise on the rugby pitch sporting an Ulster or Irish rugby jersey. I have known him a long time and loved this opportunity to hear about his ability to utilise skills and mindsets from a professional sports career into a tech company where he is the Founder and CEO. Married to Anna and has three kids who keep him busy. You'll enjoy the fun as well as depth of this interview. www.alyharte.com
Pete Snodden, radio presenter and broadcaster, Northern Irish personality and a very focused family man. I have met Pete a number of times through my husband. His excitement for life and honesty around his father’s death is worth a listen. A great start to my new series ‘Stepping Into Your Space’! www.alyharte.com
It’s not unusual for creatives to take a lack of sales or refund request personally. It’s in our nature and it’s because we pour our heart and soul into the work we produce. BUT reviewing why sales are down and even better why and when sales are up is just the ticket to show how we can plan to grow and adapt for success. This year I vow to review weekly, monthly and annually- not just the figures but the business structure and content on a whole. You can do the same and see what is best for marking your stake in the creative industry. Enjoy. www.alyharte.com
This episode is dedicated to my previous PA Gemma who sadly passed away at the end of last year. She was one of the first to organise my calendar! I am so thankful to her and to my current PA Sharon for teaching me that it is ok to plan in advance. Even if things happen and it doesn't always work out as planned, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try! An organised life will help with growth, ideas put into written form and shared will bring back energy that will carry you. This episode I am alongside you about why creatives don’t always like to plan and how we can change our mind-set for the better. www.alyharte.com
I felt like last week we didn’t fully unravel the content around social media and where our attention is. Today, while I record and as you read there has never ever been a more demanding time for our attention on all platforms. News, social media, e-mail, our text messages. We are absolutely bombarded and we must, if we want to grow a successful creative business, be intentional about where our attention is. Otherwise we are just floating and that is no use to anyone. Today I share the reason where I was twenty years ago and I discuss where on earth my focus has been since I was painting nude models in Belfast Art College at the age of eighteen! Enjoy and please do subscribe so you don’t miss the weekly content I share. www.alyharte.com
Wow! That’s a hard working title if ever I saw one. This week I start my 2022 as I mean to go on- energised, accepting of myself and growing deeper into my work, with my friendships and in every part of my life inside and outside the art studio. I am living proof that a little less social media can enhance your practice and help to keep the flippancy of the online world a little further from your creative flow. I explain how and why I am motivated to keep this quiet life up. Also mentioned are some of my very exciting guests this year. Enjoy and please do subscribe so you don’t miss the weekly content I share. www.alyharte.com
I encourage you to take risks but to know your boundaries, to learn from me but not to copy me, to breathe air in and to let go of the weight of others expectations on you and your business. Thanks for following me in 2021, here’s to more podcasts about building a creative business and living well in 2022. Thanks for listening. Be sure to check out my other podcasts and share with a friend who might also enjoy them. For more head over to my YouTube and give me a follow on social media @alyharte or www.alyharte.com Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
Recently I had a troll on my Facebook who questioned the pricing I had on an abstract work of art. Another troll followed under it asking how many I had sold. I wanted to reply and say I had sold three the previous week but I knew it would get me nowhere. Instead I worked hard on letting it float over me… after a sleepless night over thinking the price of my work which I know deep down is the right price or should even be higher. In this episode we discuss how to detect when you are pricing too low and when it is time to change. Thanks for listening. Be sure to check out my other podcasts and share with a friend who might also enjoy them. For more head over to my YouTube and give me a follow on social media @alyharte or www.alyharte.com Thanks
I listened to Joe Wicks on Ron Chatterbys podcast once and when asked if he ever goes off piste and doesn’t exercise, or if he eats junk food Joe explained- he asked us, the audience listening, to think of how we feel when we have a good day. What we eat, what we start the say with, etc. This helped me reinforce my own need for routine and especially in the morning, in order to thrive. I am not always consistent but when I am everything can be dealt with alongside less drama and more intention and focus. Thanks for listening. Be sure to check out my other podcasts and share with a friend who might also enjoy them. For more head over to my YouTube and give me a follow on social media @alyharte or www.alyharte.com Thanks
At times we use the term “ perfectionist” to describe ourselves when sometimes that is not the case. It can be that we are crippled by the expectation of others so we strive for praise or to feel accepted. Perfectionism can be broken down and in this episode I do that with building a creative business in mind. Settle your mind and watch your productivity grow. Thanks for listening. Be sure to check out my other podcasts and share with a friend who might also enjoy them. For more head over to my YouTube and give me a follow on social media @alyharte or www.alyharte.com Thanks
To be asked to speak at any event is an honour, especially when it is the school where I studied my A Level exams. The stepping stone on my ladder to embracing all things art! Many academics reside in Friends School Lisburn and have gone before me so this opportunity to share my passion for self-acceptance, building a creative business and being present in today’s noisy world felt great. Enjoy and please share with any teenagers in your home . Thanks for listening. For more podcasts head over to my YouTube channel or check out my website www.alyharte.com
YOU are the one who will get you to where you need to be in life and in business. My honest words about kids and adults using filters to mask who their are through to me thinking my art in the hands of Rory McIlroy would be what makes me successful. It’s not! Don’t underestimate the power of you own worth and drive. You’ve got this. Thanks for listening. Be sure to check out my other podcasts and share with a friend who might also enjoy them. For more head over to my YouTube and give me a follow on social media @alyharte or www.alyharte.com Thanks
This discussion is not just about skin. It runs deeper as we discuss wellness on the whole, kids as they navigate a social media world of perfection. The changes in the skin industry and why Joanne wants to know each person and the gaps in their lives where she can use her holistic and wellness centred approach to help. I used to be pretty enthused by beauty which I imagine will surprise some of you. However, that changed when I met Joanne of Skinn Therapy. Her professional approach is what has guided me to take better care of my skin, inside and out. Along with Samantha King who you can listen to if you scroll back through two series ago, I feel like I have been educated. Enjoy this episode. Thanks for listening. Be sure to check out my other podcasts and share with a friend who might also enjoy them. For more head over to my YouTube and give me a follow on social media @alyharte or www.alyharte.com Thanks
Five years ago Estelle Wallace and I trained together at her previous gym. At the time I had a fitness account alongside my wellbeing blog (which you can still see linked to my website) and had a ball with Estelle in her natural habitat. We also both share a love for Jesus. Estelle is a fitness trainer and her business Shrink coach is fascinating. She is an inspiration as she shares about growing her online presence through the pandemic with free YouTube workouts for all levels and abilities. She is so full of life and is deeply rooted in faith. Her gentle wisdom will see you through today and remind you that you can start anywhere and start now with changing your life physically and emotionally. Thanks for listening. Be sure to share with a friend.
I met Brahm Gallagher through Bayburn fitness where I currently train five days a week. He is a personal trainer and from the first training session I knew he was great fun and openly passionate about the role he plays in people's lives and wellbeing. Here we discuss Brahm’s career in the army, his move from LA to Northern Ireland and how we can show our kids by example, the best way to eat and live and move. I feel like every trainer should practice what they preach and it is evident that Brahm does just that! Check out my YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook or head over to www.alyharte.com Thanks for Listening
To give full disclosure on this chat- I cried after we ended the recording. Kirsty shared thoughts about life and how we all carry wounds which we can mask- so much so that I felt like she was speaking to my soul and the tears flowed! Kirsty unravels what reflexology is and how what we have on the top of our foot is what we show the world. Underneath on the sole of our foot is where reflexology can discover many physical and emotional elements of our character and bodies. An insightful and emotive discussion. For more check on my YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and head over to www.alyharte.com Thanks for Listening.
Suzanne is a primary school teacher turned yoga instructor and has the most gentle aura. You can sense this through the airwaves and the video of zoom during our interview. She explains the need for community (online and offline) as well as taking self-care to a deeper level than ticking off a workout routine or bubble baths. Your health is here and now! I have collaborated with Suzanne in the past for a children's workshop involving yoga and art. Suzanne also joined me for a 1:1 class a few years ago and she opens up about her heart defect and the way creativity helped her to manage high levels of stress. So much so that she followed her gut and the direction of her life evolved into Authentic Yoga by Suzanne. Enjoy this episode. For more head to my YouTube channel, Facebook, Instagram and website, www.alyharte.com
Louise of Little forget me nots joins me to discuss how there is healing in creativity. As a bereaved parent Louise found that being creative through embroidery and punch needle she could find comfort and tune into herself a little each time she created. Healing in art is something that I am very passionate about and having Louise discuss this in depth- her involvement with community arts, the little forget me not trust that she has founded and how her workshops bring people together, will warm your heart and help you to think about life positively. Hands and help through fabric. Head over to my YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and website www.alyharte.com for more.