020 How to Design a Business Around Your Lifestyle


Podcast Episode Title: 020 Designing a Business Around Your Lifestyle

In Episode 20 of “Design a Business You Love,” we embark on a journey to harmonize your creative aspirations with the demands of your busy lifestyle. Discover how to mold a business that seamlessly integrates with your artistic vision. Host, Kimberly Design Love, explores the essential steps to turn your creative dreams into a thriving reality.

Key Takeaways:

1. Finding Your Creative Calling 
   – Delve into your passions and envision the impact you want to make through your art. Shape a business that aligns with your artistic journey.

 2. An Artist’s Journey: Discovering Her Creative Calling
   – Meet Lydia, a closet artist who found her calling amidst the demands of her accounting career. Learn how a chance encounter with an art fair sparked a transformation.

3. Crafting Your Creative Idea
   – Translate your creative vision into a unique business idea that resonates with your desired lifestyle.

 4.  Research AKA Study & Survey
   – Dive into the importance of understanding your audience’s preferences and needs. Learn how Lydia tailors her artwork based on their audience’s feedback.

 5. Designing a Roadmap: Lydia’s Business Plans:
   – how Lydia outlines their business plans, sets clear goals, identifies target audiences, and strategizes for financial and marketing aspects.


6. Automation Systems
   – Transition from being a sole creator to a visionary curator. Streamline routine tasks, and create efficient systems


7 Action Steps for You 


019 Walking Your Way to Creativity – Lessons From Margaritaville


Episode 19 Going on a Walkabout – Lessons From Margaritaville

In Episode 19 of Design a Business You Love Podcast, we take a leisurely stroll into the world of creativity, drawing inspiration from ancient traditions and modern wisdom. Host, Kimberly Design Love introduces the concept of a ‘walkabout’ and explores how it aligns with the creative process.

Key Takeaways:

1. **Walking as a Creative Catalyst:** Learn how the simple act of walking can clear the mind, stimulate the senses, and provide a fresh perspective, reigniting your creative energy.

2. **Tales from Margaritaville:** Delve into an excerpt from Jimmy Buffett’s “Tales from Margaritaville,” where he reflects on the Aboriginal concept of a walkabout and how it relates to his own creative journey.

3. **Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way:** Discover the fundamental tools for creatives shared by renowned author Julia Cameron, including journaling, artist’s dates and the transformative power of walking.

4. **Practical Steps for Creative Walking:** Dive into actionable steps to maximize the creative potential of your walks, from embracing nature’s palette to capturing inspired insights along the way.

Embrace the power of walking as a key tool in your creative arsenal. By incorporating this simple practice into your routine, you can unlock new dimensions of imagination and enhance your creative journey.


Tales From Margaritaville: Short Stories from Jimmy Buffett 

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Creativity by Julia Cameron

018 – Lessons from Margaritaville – Embrace Storytelling Part 5


Title: Lessons from Margaritaville: Embrace Storytelling


In this episode of “Design a Business You Love,” we explore the power of storytelling for artists, writers, and entrepreneurs. We learn from Jimmy Buffett’s storytelling adventures, how to infuse our work with narratives that resonate deeply with our audience.

Discover the art of building characters with rich backstories and painting vivid environments that immerse your audience in your world. Share behind-the-scenes insights into your creative process, inviting your audience to be a part of your journey.

Engage with your audience’s stories to create a sense of community and deepen their connection to your work. Embrace storytelling to transform your creative process and craft narratives that leave a lasting impact.

Tune in to this episode and embark on a journey to infuse your work with soulful stories that captivate hearts and minds. Don’t miss out—this episode is a game-changer for every creative soul.

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016 Lessons from Margaritaville – Fan Engagement – Lesson 3


Welcome back to “Design a Business You Love.” Today, we’re diving into fan engagement, inspired by the legendary Jimmy Buffett.

Jimmy’s music is an extension of himself, creating deep connections. As creators, let’s aim for authenticity to forge meaningful bonds.

Build Community
Create a space where your audience feels they belong, like the Parrothead community around Jimmy Buffett.

Add Playfulness
Embrace fun and playfulness in your work. It creates a memorable and enjoyable experience for your audience.

Stay Engaged
Keep the conversation going through various channels. This maintains a strong connection beyond initial interactions.

Be Memorable
Design experiences and products that leave a lasting impression on your audience.

Incorporating these principles can help you build a fan base that’s not just enthusiastic but deeply connected to your work. It’s about the community you build around your creations. So, let’s infuse a little more Margaritaville spirit into our creative endeavors and watch our audience turn into true fans!

Until next time, keep the music in your heart. Cheers to fan engagement and the creative journey ahead! 🌴🎶🎉

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