Every Creative’s Checklist


Alright let’s talk. Between gaining transferable skills to help build your business and taking a deep dive into the archives of your socials, you have nailed down your work from home schedule to a T. Your days of no longer stepping forward to progress are a thing of the past. Through using this time and space to recharge and reset you are amped with the energy you need to make continuous changes to your brand and show up for your audience. However, like most things are our checklist - sometimes we need to revisit our planned strategies for growth to make sure we are headed towards the right direction. 


Before, you upload that post or even write the first draft to your newsletter, consider a few of these things to tap into your fullest potential for yourself and your business. 

  • Re-frame how you build professional connections 
  • Making a self-centered ask in your first message or interaction is not going to land you the response that you want or maybe any response at all. Founder of Cultivated Culture and Career coach, Austin Belcak, encourages us to find selfless ways of interacting with other professionals in efforts to build our network. The key? Finding ways to help them gain value without abruptly taking it away. More info on that here: shorturl.at/cgkNX


  • Create to be resourceful 
  •            What is one thing your business needs that you have yet to deliver? If there is an idea      that aligns with the purpose of your brand then find creative opportunities to get resourceful and make it happen. For us, we know every woman needs words of encouragement and advice to push through the up-and-downs of running a business, which is why we created a blog to share content that will motivate you to do your best. Now, you must find the way to do this for yourself and the audience. 

  • Learn your self-talk 
  • Now more than ever we are privy to how we choose to speak to ourselves and our habits. With this level of awareness, we can challenge ourselves to revisit our habits of self-doubt and self-judgment to find alternatives for better management that does not reach for perfection ideals. 

    • Learn how to 

    As simple as it seems this may get overlooked in the planning process. After all, creating without having an inspiration was never heard of. But, creating after learning what not to have so how about flipping the script and learning which methods worked for your competitors and trying it out for yourself? Once you have created something encouraged by another creative you stimulate your consciousness to make it your own. 

    • Becoming your teacher 

    In what areas do you find you need improvement? As we transition to our “new normal” look for ways to learn and study beneficial skills that can serve you for the greater good. Instead of paying someone else to do it or continuously say you can’t do it, learn how to. Maybe you will find a new, potential service to provide for clients who have similar needs.

    By: Shay Fuller

    Shay Fuller is a contributing writer at Educated Qween. She is a New York City transplant, who enjoys acting, creating digital mood boards and mastering a nice home cooked meal and wine combo. Connect with her on Instagram @shayfuller_.

    Shay Fuller is a contributing writer at Educated Qween. She is a New York City transplant, who enjoys acting, creating digital mood boards and mastering a nice home cooked meal and wine combo. Connect with her on Instagram @shayfuller_.