Episode 18 — Five Challenges in Creative Entrepreneurship and How to Overcome Them

In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory share five challenges that they have faced in their journeys in becoming creative entrepreneurs and how they have overcome them. From how to stay committed and convicted in your craft to staying present through the lows and highs of working for yourself, Lauren and Deun drop knowledge gained from their own inspiring journeys. This conversation speaks to anyone who is interested in starting their own business, sharing their creative work or learning how to stay true to themselves.

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  • How to prioritize and organize your time to avoid overworking
  • Tips and tricks from other creatives like Myleik Teele (here's her episode on discipline that Lauren references!)
  • How to stay true to yourself and your convictions
  • Keeping your greater vision in view
  • Knowing your personal limits so that you can do your best work
  • Naming your price in a realistic way
  • Anecdotes from Deun and Lauren’s personal journeys

“Everything that we’ve gone through in life contributes to the unique things that we bring to the world” — @deunivory #BGIO Click to Tweet
“If you stay true to the reason you started this journey, things will grow" — @HelloLaurenAsh #BGIO Click to Tweet
"Don’t be afraid to explore your capabilities" — @deunivory #BGIO Click to Tweet
"Stop, pause, and reflect on your growth”— @HelloLaurenAsh #BGIO Click to Tweet
"I don’t feel good if what I’m doing isn’t coming from a genuine place" — @deunivory #BGIO Click to Tweet
"Supportive community is so important" — @HelloLaurenAsh #BGIO Click to Tweet