Strategy, Identity, Action

‘Action is the foundational key to all success.’
Pablo Picasso

A strategic plan outlines where you want to go, what you want to achieve, by when. A tactical plan defines how you will do this.

Once you have a clear strategy in place, you can work backwards to plan your next steps. It helps to set a deadline or series of milestone dates, and it’s never too early or late to add skills, tools and experience to your life kit.

There is a short questionnaire at the end of this chapter to map out your own personal strategy, but start by asking yourself:

Where do I want to go?  Where am I now? How will get there?

Excerpt from Chapter 2, Strategy, Identity, Action

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No More Jobs

“Your dream may be to find a great job in a cool company, but a fantastic job offer is more and more likely to be as a contractor than as an employee. Don’t wait until you graduate or are made redundant to build the foundations for a freelance career or to start earning money from creative side projects.

Learning about professional practice and business is essential for anyone who wants to build a sustainable creative career or company. It’s better to start something small than nothing at all, and who knows where it may lead?”

Excerpt from Chapter 1: No More Jobs

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