This week on The Portfolio Life, Chris Ducker and I talk about what it means to have your own brand, and steps you can take toward building your brand the smart way. Chris goes into detail on what you need to do from the outset, how to attract the right people to you and your message, and how to make your writing and business unreproducible.
Asha Dornfest has been writing her entire life, but it wasn’t until she published her first book that she started to call herself a writer. What is it about that term, writer, that makes so many creatives fearful? And what can we do when we have something to say but are scared to get started? Well, for starters, we can listen to Asha’s advice.
I sat down with Asha last month during a visit to Portland. I wanted to hear more about how she found her voice, connected with her tribe, and leveraged her platform into a thriving career as a writer.
She has so much wisdom to share, and I wish I could fit it all into this interview. But because I knew I couldn’t possibly fit it all in, I’ve invited Asha to come speak at this year’s Tribe Conference. It’s coming up in just a couple weeks, and if you’re ready to find the kind of creative success that Asha has, you don’t want to miss her on the main stage.
You will not become a successful writer accidentally. You will need to develop yourself as a writer and learn from others better than yourself if you want to succeed. So, where should you begin?
Today, we live in a noisy world. Everyone is vying for everyone else’s attention. So, what are we to do?
There are, of course, only two options. One is to be quiet and let the talkers talk. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with this, but that’s not always the right choice.
“I can’t do this.” “I’m not good enough.” “I’ll never be a success.” These lies plagued Jeremy Cowart with despair and hopelessness for years. Despite struggling in school, being fired from jobs, and even being told to pursue a different career, Jeremy continued to pursue his calling as an artist. So, how did he overcome these limiting beliefs to become a world-renowned photographer?