idea, action, implementation

An Idea is Only as Good as the Implementation

What is implementation? im·ple·men·ta·tion /impləmənˈtāSH(ə)n/ (noun) the process of putting a decision or plan into effect; execution. As a creative business owner who loves what you do, you are probably inundated with great ideas every day. You probably get them in the shower, as you’re driving, while you’re sweating on the treadmill. But how many […]

Action, Procrastination, law of attraction

Magic of Action Video

Check out this fun little video I made!

procrastination, resistance

Procrastination as Information

When clients admit to procrastinating on an action in session, they are usually shrouded in shame and embarrassment. As if somehow they are a failure, because they’ve been procrastinating. Does this sound familiar: It feels like there’s a part of you that knows you “should” be doing this action and that part even wants to […]

action, results, goals, law of attraction

Is Action Your Missing Piece?

In my fifteen years as a business coach for the professionally creative and creative entrepreneurs, I’ve seen a lot of incredibly smart, very talented people struggle to bring their dreams to fruition. When I first started – I believed that this was largely due to a lack of knowledge in business fundamentals and business skills. […]

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The Magic of Action – Free Webinar!

Do you struggle with procrastination? Are you overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff to do – so much you are frozen by it? Or are you really busy – but lack confidence that you’re doing the right things to create success? Action is required to bring any goal to fruition. Without action, inspiration and […]

Forbes Coaches Council

Establishing An Emotional Connection With Customers? Here’s How To Adjust Your Strategy

As a Forbes Coaches Council member, I was asked to give a short answer to this question which was compiled with other council members and published. My answer is #1 – I hope you get value from it! ______________________________________________ Today, marketers have to take a different approach to reaching and keeping their customers. With all […]

How to Create Successful New Year’s Resolutions

What Makes a Successful Resolution? Every year, people make New Year’s Resolutions – losing weight, exercising more, swearing less – all different kinds of resolutions. And usually, by about 3-4 weeks into the year, those resolutions have fallen by the wayside, to be chalked up as “Oh, well, better luck next year” (if you’re an […]

Forbes

10 Ways to Overcome The Biggest Downsides Of A Freelance Career

As a Forbes Coaches Council member, I was asked to give a short answer to this question which was compiled with other council members and published. My answer is #10 – I hope you get value from it! ______________________________________________ If you’re thinking of joining the freelance economy, you’re not alone. One source says that by […]

presentation skills, success skills, Forbes

10 Ways To Improve Your Presentation Skills

As a Forbes Coaches Council member, I was asked to give a short answer to this question which was compiled with other council members and published. My answer is #3 – I hope you get value from it! Knowing how to deliver an idea is beneficial, no matter what line of business you’re in. But […]

What To Consider Before Quitting Your Job To Become A Freelancer

I’m featured in this article on Forbes website…   What To Consider Before Quitting Your Job To Become A Freelancer – Forbes While a freelance career may conjure up images of working on your laptop from faraway sandy beaches, the reality may be quite different. Before deciding to quit your job, consider how much experience […]

Boundaries – The Key to Time Management Sanity

Do you know what your boundaries are?  Most of us have some vague notion of what a boundary is and how it feels when someone has crossed our boundaries. But what are they really? Boundary – Something that indicates bounds or limits; a limiting or bounding line. Dictionary.com In the context of time management, your […]

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My Father Gave Me

Today is my Father’s 87th birthday.  He almost made it.  He died on July 15th. I post today, my first post since his passing, in honor of his birthday. My father was a tremendous influence on my life. I can’t even begin to detail all the gifts he gave me. I was honored to give […]

3 Critical Skills for Entrepreneurial Success by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor In my 13+ years of business coaching, I’ve worked with entrepreneurs and small business owners from many industries, though my specialty is in the Arts & Entertainment industry. As a result, I’ve come to 2 conclusions: Not all people are cut out to be entrepreneurs / business owners Talent […]

The Success of Your Business? It’s a Theory… by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor In last month’s article, Is it Failure or Feedback? I introduced you to a new paradigm – “there is no failure, only feedback.” That framework is the foundation for this month’s success skill: How to Use the Scientific Method to Create Success Do you remember the Scientific Method from […]

Is it Failure or Feedback? by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor So often, we make decisions based on the fear of failure. We avoid taking risks in our business, because we might fail. We don’t ask for what we want, because we interpret “No” to mean failure. We don’t ask for the sale, ask the scary questions, or ask for […]

innovation, music business, music industry is dead

Innovate or Perish

[RANT] I am sick and tired of reading articles and blogposts that scream out “… doomsday – the sky is falling, the music industry is dead – it was killed by the internet. Blah, blah, frikkin’ blah!” Enough already!  It’s just so much crap!  The music industry isn’t dead.  IT’S CHANGED!  What’s dead are the […]

How to Say: “NO” – Boundaries Part 2 by @ArtistsEdge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor I promise, with practice, being able to choose – yes or no – according to your values and priorities will give you tremendous empowerment and the freedom to create the life you want. And as I promised in Boundaries and the Power of “NO” (or Go Ahead, Be the […]

Boundaries and the Power of “NO” (or Go Ahead, Be the Bitch) by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor The thought terrifies, doesn’t it?  What if they don’t like me?  What if they think I’m a bitch?  I’m a NICE PERSON!  I don’t want to be a bitch. Or if we’re being really honest with ourselves, I don’t want people to think of me as a bitch. Even […]

Music business, promotion,

12 Days of Monetization via @cyberpr

Last month I was one of twelve guest bloggers for Ariel Hyatt’s CyberPR Music Business blog. Click here to read my article: 12 Days of Monetization: How Do You Get People to Buy Your Music? – Debra Russell [DAY 4] Stay tuned, there will a free e-book that is a compilation of the entire series. […]

Self-Employed vs. Business Owner – Which Mindset Will Empower You Most? by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor Many WAHMs and solo-preneurs think of themselves as self-employed.  Why? Because that’s what the IRS calls you.  When you file a Schedule C and your income is 1099 and you are not incorporated or part of a partnership, then you are considered self-employed. But I’m going to take a […]