A free auditable course named
. Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Here is the blurb: “Learn skills and listen to examples from world-renown entrepreneurs and innovators as they discuss the parallels between the creative and entrepreneurial journeys — and why entrepreneurship, much like music or creativity, is something we all possess.”
“The course approaches entrepreneurship as a creative process, a fundamental human instinct that we all possess and can unlock.
applies concepts from the creative and musical creation process, such as observing, prototyping, iterating and embracing failure, as a means of guiding you through the concept of thinking like a startup. You will develop the basic mindset, knowledge, and insights required to pursue an entrepreneurial career, whether as the steward of your own career or as the founder of a new business in any field.” Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Signing up is free at
Note: I’m not sure their parallels between entrepreneurs and musicians will connect with all those who sign up, but it’s worth a shot.
Who has time to take a course?
Let’s think…how can you get some value from an online course when you’re so busy with other list items?
A few ideas:
Run the lectures in the background while working on other tasks or exercising at home. Pick and choose from the syllabus below. Run ten minutes of the course while having your morning coffee.
Here is the syllabus:
Lesson 1: INSPIRATION: The Entrepreneurial Mindset
What is Entrepreneurship after all? Why musicians are natural entrepreneurs 5 Skills of Successful Innovators Seeing What Others Don’t/Learn to Observe
Lesson 2: CREATION: Team Building and Product Development
Connecting with your Intentions Process of Reduction Falling in love with a Problem Prototyping Iteration
Lesson 3: COLLABORATION/PRESENTATION
Understanding your Customer Building a Team Developing your Brand Presenting
Lesson 4: REJUVINATION: The Inner Game of Entrepreneurship
Coping with Failure The Art of Relationship Building/Developing a Network Learn to Replenish Panos’ This much I know is True I hope this helps.
Let me know what else you would like me
to dig up for you.
Yes, we’re in this to generate products or offer services.
But every once in awhile, this is a good question to mull over.
It might steer your next project in a different direction.
from Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation… Just received this list
In today’s email, Nick leads with a Warren Buffett quote…
“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”
Something just a little unnerving about that quote. There is such a finality to it, right? Death being fairly ‘final’ and all…
Anyway, follow that
, where he shares four main types of passive income, as well as his own streams. link
Find something easy and low-risk and test the market.
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Thanks for visiting.
Some ideas that caught my eye…
Digital product sales on FIVERR Fundrise Create an email course Turn your car into a mobile billboard
For a subject-by-subject look at sidehustlecurator,
check out my page Posts Organized by Topic . Forge ahead, side hustlers!
This isn’t Nick, who’s probably juggling parent time with business time. ;->
Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation sends his
to his subscribers. Very instructive. Always new content and ideas to consider. quarterly reports
A few items of note from his most recent:
1. “The bigger story is that the site got whacked by the
May 4th Google algorithm update, which trimmed off 20-30% of the search traffic overnight. Ouch!”
2. “The tallest spikes on the [traffic growth] chart this time
all coincide with my weekly newsletters…”
3. “Best performing [email] subject line this quarter: “
Retired at 37” – 28.5% open rate.
4. “In 2020, I feel like the value of a freebie “ebook” is greatly diminished. “Oooh a PDF!” –said no one ever…
Plus, 65% of my traffic is mobile. It doesn’t make sense to have people pinching and zooming a PDF in order to consume the content.
So what I’m
testing instead is creating a private, mobile-friendly page here on the site. I don’t have the best metrics, but it seems to be getting more engagement so far.”
5. “In an effort to start creating more /
better video content, I actually moved my workstation out of the closet and into a corner of master bedroom. The light is much better!
That said, I believe there’s an 80/20 —
— to video production. I don’t plan to compete with the super well-produced cinematic videos…” definition
Again, here is the link to Nick’s report. I think you’ll find it informative.
In the meantime, stay…
Have a great 4th of July weekend.
See you on Monday.
Circle Back Tuesday…I like the sound of that. Not quite as catchy as Taco Tuesday, so I guess it’s still a work-in-progress.
Whatever the case, I did in fact circle back to Nick Loper’s Side Hustle Nation and dug up
I’ll also add it to this helpful list of the tools and resources he has used over the years. . my Lists page
Love this resource. Nick Loper should make a poster out of this collection of wisdom and experience. No, wait, maybe
[Side Hustle Nation] What I’ve Learned and Applied from 49 Awesome Entrepreneurs
What advice would you pass along?