As a Creative Biz Boss you probably have 29 projects and ideas happening simultaneously. And. You. Love. It. You’re a big fan of envisioning the future and you bring fresh concepts to your work all the time. It doesn’t New ideas are your best buddies while people telling you what to do…. just aren’t.
How a Creative Biz Boss Shines:As a big picture thinker, you’re great at creating an umbrella idea for the perfect project, system, and even business. You know that tasks aren’t goals but you’re at the ready to tackle them both. You never meet a decision you couldn’t make and you’ve been known to wing-it (with varying degrees of success). Your willingness to include impulsivity and experimentation into your creativity energizes those around you.
How a Creative Biz Boss Gets Blocked:Sometimes you just jump in - without taking time to think it all through. This rushing to be in control of all the things, can get you in over your head a time or too, Boss. Not everything needs to be done by you, right now. Some ideas can wait, or be delegated until you finish that other project. I know you’ve got goals, but if you’re feeling your focus frazzle, how about prioritizing projects and ideas?
Who You Work Best With as a Creative Biz Boss :You work best with Executors. People who can take all your ideas and turn them into reality - but, you have to let them do it! You can always provide the big picture and strategy stuff - but you can’t always do that AND create. Not all the things you want to anyway. So it’s either delegate or prioritize my friend.
What To Do Now as a Creative Biz Boss:If you’re in a corporate setting you might want to consider starting your own thing. It could be a part-time, side- hustle to help you get those creative ya-yas out or it could be a full time biz. If that’s not your jam and you want to stay within a company structure, take a beat to understand that you can’t always do it alone. Find a biz-buddy or colleague to be a sounding board when that next idea pops up (cuz it definitely will).
As an Executor you thrive on getting your hands dirty and getting the job done. A completed project is your favorite thing. You thrive under pressure and love finding fresh ways to do things. It doesn’t take you a lot of time to say “hells yeah” to a new project.
How an Executor Shines:As a “get the job done” type you’re great at the outcome part of business. You’re not concerned with knowing why a task or goal is asked - but making sure it gets out in the world in the best way possible . You’re in tune with your creative and practical side and engage in design thinking as your default. Whenever there is a project that needs to be completed - you just have to jump in.
How an Executor Gets Blocked:That ‘get it done’ tunnel vision can keep you from seeing the big picture at times. Occasionally a project would benefit from you knowing the backstory and the end game.
Who You Work Best With As An Executor:You work well with both creative and productive types, as long as they let you take the reins when it comes to completion.You would benefit from working with someone who is prone to ask: “Who will be impacted by this project?”
What To Do Now As An Executor:Continuing channeling your creative energy into getting those projects out in the world but also take a step back to appreciate the outcome they produce!
As a Conceptor you probably have 76 ideas floating around in your noggin right now. It’s like a creativity faucet that you just can’t turn off (for better or worse). In fact, you’re basically buried under piles of notebooks and Drive docs that are crammed with ideas. You’re a big fan of envisioning the future, doing things in a new way and you bring fresh concepts to every project you touch. It doesn’t take much to get your mind going.
How A Conceptor Shines:As a “big picture” visualizer you’re great at holistic thinking - just not so much with the execution. You’re in tune with your internal inspiration and constantly refer back to it with confidence. You’re creativity is a great addition to the business world - sometimes you just see what sticks!
How A Conceptor Gets Blocked:This creativity can mean that actually completing things (especially in a timely manner) doesn’t always happen. Not every new idea needs your attention - so don’t let that tendency derail you from finishing a project or accomplishing a goal.
Who You Work Best With As A Conceptor:You work best with Executors and Make It All Happen-ers. Any productive personality type really. You just have to let them do what they do best, without bogging them down with more ‘But what if we did it this way…’sThey’ll help you get your project out in the world if you communicate your “why”. “Why are you doing it this way instead of another? Why does it matter?” Good thing you’re great at providing the bigger picture and connecting it all back to the strategy.
What To Do Now As A Conceptor:If you’re wanting to channel your creative, idea generating, energies - try finding new problems within your organization to solve!
As a Make It All Happen-er you never met a calendar you didn’t like. In fact, you get a little thrill from creating order from chaos while under pressure. The more deadlines, the merrier. You’re a big fan of spreadsheets and process, all in the name of creativity.
How a Make It All Happen-er Shines:As a ‘get-it-done-on-time-and-on-budget’ type, you’re great at reining in the madness of creative projects. Things would literally fall apart without you. You’re naturally in tune with what needs to get done when and why.
How a Make It All Happen-er Gets Blocked:Waiting on output from other people so you can do your job can get unbelievably frustrating. Remember though that you work with other creative people and they need to work in the way they work best - which no, doesn’t always align with deadlines. Don’t take it personally, just keep your eye on that end product creative prize!
Who a Make It All Happen-er Works Best With:You actually work best with Creators and Executors because they can’t do what they do without you! While you have a productivity personality type, you are creative at the core and respect the process.
Remember when working with others on your team to keep the focus on the “how.” “How has this been done in the past? How can you make the process more efficient?” That way when you come to the table with a detailed timeline and an action-oriented plan and you’ve got their creative input (and now you can hold ‘em to it!)
What To Do Now as a Make It All Happen-er:
Channel your creative organizational energy not just on other people’s projects - but even in your own workspace. Get yourself some awesomely creative office supplies to brighten up your work area. Grab some new folders, kicky baskets and your favorite pens so your visual brain can enjoy not starting at a progress chart for once!