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May 31, 2022

3 Essential Traits to a Successful Creative Entrepreneur #HelensWeird

Today, I walk through the essential traits necessary to be a successful entrepreneur.

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[00:00:00] Helen: Hello, and welcome to the "Think Weird" podcast. My name is Helen Garcia, and you're listening to "Think Weird" for the very first time ever, I'm broadcasting a solo episode on video because I was just challenged to by a couple of friends and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me to try.

[00:00:18] I'm in a weird location today.

[00:00:19] I'm actually in a hotel room because two of my friends are actually getting married to each other. Today I'm actually in a hotel in San Diego, just chilling before the wedding. And I thought I would record a podcast episode. For you audio nerds out there I actually secretly love the SM 57 for podcasting because it's such a versatile microphone.

[00:00:44] I also play the guitar. So it's one of my favorite microphones to just broadcast from. And I am using, I don't know if you'll be able to see this, but it is an Arturia man and my camera skills are not great today. It's an Arturia Minifuse 2. And it's the perfect podcasting setup.

[00:01:06] You don't need a Cloud Lifter. You don't need a Fethead. You just need those two equipment setups. So today on the show I recently read a book called how to get paid , by Graham Cochrane and in the book, he talks about the importance of really understanding what the pain points of your audience is and today I literally did a Google search on creative entrepreneurs and one of the top searches was why creativity is essential for entrepreneurship. A lot of people actually don't know this. They don't understand that creativity and entrepreneurship can actually go hand in hand, thus the term creative entrepreneurs, designers, audio producers.

[00:01:47] I'm really passionate about helping people unlock their potential. so today I'm going to highlight three key points, three big ideas that helped me and will hopefully help. Become a better version of yourself.

[00:02:01] So the first point is that entrepreneurs are inherently risk takers. Are creatives, if you've ever gotten to know someone who does have a creative bone in their body, maybe someone who produces music someone who does video editing, they have to go outside of the norm of what normal is.

[00:02:19] That's why this podcast is actually called "Think Weird" because weird is actually a wonderful talent and skill to have risk takers, have this beautiful ability to understand what is potential and what is, what has the power to become a larger dream.

[00:02:36] I think that it's essential to take a risk once in awhile. So that's the first point. The second point, the second point has to do with being able to have a certain belief in yourself. So having a certain belief in yourself means that despite what other people say about you, despite what is being said to you about your skillset, you're able to dig deep within yourself and really figure out what your potential is compared to.

[00:03:09] What other people say about you or say to you there are. People who thought that Henry Ford who created automotive cars was crazy. There's a quote from him that says if I asked people what they wanted, they would've told me they wanted faster horses and.

[00:03:33] The truth is to be a creative entrepreneur, is to be able to see the possibility and things that other people might not see. That's one of the reasons why entrepreneurs and creatives often feel like they are outside of what is normal or what is within the realm or box of, of acceptance.

[00:03:54] And man it's discouraging. It's discouraging because so many people quit before they're ready. You feel so different that you want to belong. You want to feel like you're part of the crowd and it might be day 4,679, as Chris Do would say. One of my heroes, by the way, Chris Do if you're listening to this, you're my hero.

[00:04:21] But so many people quit before they're ready, before they are able to reach this place of fortitude. And that's something that a lot of people deal with. And if I were, if I could tell a personal story, it is that that is creative people. We feel so outside the norm. That we get discouraged about what is, and is not possible because of the amount of baggage that is being told to us.

[00:04:51] If I were to give a piece of advice about that, it would be this, that you're different is what makes you amazing and worthy. Today's solo episode is really about helping people find belief within themselves. The title of this episode is an interesting one because it's about. How to not be a limited person.

[00:05:14] Oftentimes people feel so limited because they don't really understand what or who they are or the potential that lies within them. They suffocate that potential until that potential no longer exists for them. And that could be a detriment to your destiny and who, you could be.

[00:05:33] At my let has this amazing story of when I get to heaven and I, myself immigration. So when he told the story on his podcast, I was personally inspired, but his story goes like this. I have a feeling that when I go to heaven, God is going to show me the person that he always knew I could be. And he's going to measure it up to the person that I am now.

[00:05:58] That got to me because whether or not his imagination is true, I want to live in my full potential. I don't want to be a limited person. And part of that is making decisions that you may not see everyone else doing.

[00:06:12] If we only did things that were popular, we would not be in the society that we're in now. For example, electric cars weren't even popular. And now that the fuel economy has gone up, Elon Musk is now being considered a hero for being a forward thinker, that he was criticized a lot for even wanting to come out with Tesla, thinking about that is, something to keep on the top of mind.

[00:06:40] Sometimes your difference will get you rejected, but then down the line, it might actually. Make you a hero, but that means having the refusal to quit and that actually segue ways me to my third point in that people who are creative entrepreneurs refuse to quit. There are going to be these small fragments of doubt that just start to creep in us. They come day in and day out and they feel like anxiety crippling our soul.

[00:07:11] But we can't let ourselves falter because if we falter, we might never get back up again.

[00:07:20] We can't let ourselves falter because the moment we refuse to get up again is the moment that we give up on ourselves.

[00:07:27] Those three mindsets are key and essential for a creative entrepreneur. The ability to take risks, the ability to stand out and the inability to give up. And I want you to notice something that actually all three of might sound the same, but they're inherently different just because you take risks doesn't mean you don't give up.. And just because you don't give up doesn't mean you're willing to stand out. So they're three very different things, but they all come within this guise of resilience and being okay with being different. I hope this episode encourages you today. This is actually the longest I've ever been on camera.

[00:08:08] If you're watching on YouTube, this is all new to me. Thank you for watching my first solo episode broadcasted from. A hotel room in San Diego. So have [00:08:20] a wonderful day. And I hope this encourages you.

[00:08:23] If you want more from me, I actually have a newsletter, a free and a paid subscription. The paid gets you more detail on my process, but the first is just a bunch of goodies and free gifts for you. So I will link that down below. I just want to give you the gift of insight. If you are a creative entrepreneur wanting to develop a healthier mindset skill. So talk to you soon.