Quest 2016: No Failure

Quest 2016 Theme, Day 3: No Failure, from Visionary Debbie Millman

Today’s Quest 2016 prompt:

How would you do business as unusual in 2016 if you knew – no matter what you chose – you would not fail?

For my copywriting business:

:: I would pitch higher profile pubs for guest posting opportunities, rather than just the ones that feel “safe.”

:: I would plan and deliver a hands-on, in-person, local copywriting workshop to a small group of 10-12 participants 1-2 times this year.

:: I would get over my resistance and fear, and finish writing my damn copywriting guide for creative entrepreneurs already! (And self-publish it to Amazon.)

:: I would create and deliver an online copywriting & marketing course targeted specifically to creative entrepreneurs.

:: I would create other products and services that my audience would truly love and benefit from, all of which would incorporate beautiful design and my quirky approach to doing things, which is not business the way most people teach it.

:: I would FINALLY start interviewing creatives for my Creative Rebel Profiles project!


:: I would submit 3-6 pieces of my “other” writing – essays, narrative non-fiction, etc. – this year, and even enter my work in a few writing contests.

:: I would begin work on my book about surfing in earnest. First, I would figure out what this book is even going to be, because you know, I know nothing about surfing. 😉

:: I would create and deliver a writing workshop/brunch in my town at a local restaurant and get 6-8 participants for yummy food, mimosas, and fun, deeply satisfying, writing projects that could be completed in a 2-3 hour period.

:: I would find a local group of talented writers to hang out with who would up my game & hold me accountable to my writing goals and dreams, and who would also be a total blast to spend time with.

:: I would find a volunteer opportunity where I could help kids discover the beauty, joy and magic of writing, and help them develop & improve their creative and expository writing skills, etc.

In general:

:: I would stop telling myself “I don’t have time,” 87 times a week (rough estimate), and simply find a way to work on the creative projects that are truly important to me.

And there you have it, the very short list of ways I’d do “business as unusual” in 2016 if I knew I would not fail.

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