Creative Command: Kristen Jett
If there is one thing I’ve learned as a result of my blog it’s that no matter where you’re from no matter what industry you’re in, we all encounter same creative ups and downs. It’s easy to think that your particular problem is unique. That just because someone appears to be more successful they couldn’t possibly get where you’re coming from.
Well, all that’s nonsense. We all fall prey to the same mental pitfalls and we all crawl our way back out in the end (Click to Tweet). It might take some longer than others. You might emerge with a few more scrapes and bruises than your neighbor but by and large, we can all relate. We’ve all been there.
The Creative Command Interview series echoes that sentiment. Today, you’ll hear a few rapid-fire insights from Kristen Jett, soulful marketer/intuitive biz coach. Next time around we’ll hear from a blogger and the time after that another entrepreneur.
As you’ve seen with this series thus far, each woman’s perspective on creativity is different but their individual creative journeys are all valid. Some opinions may resonate more with you than others and that’s okay. As long as you walk away with the knowledge that whatever rut you’re in isn’t a singular problem and others have felt the same – I’ve done my job.
So, without further ado, let’s meet and learn from Kristen Jett!
1. Tell us your name, about your blog, biz, or creative pursuits!
Hi, I’m Kristen – I run Starlit Strategies where I help heart-centered and purpose driven entrepreneurs to create soulful marketing that’s aligned with joy, ease, and more profits. You can find me the most on Twitter (often talking about bacon cookies, babies, and biz) but I’m also on Instagram.
2. How would you define “Creativity”?
Creativity is tapping into the inner light within us for expression.
3. What would you say to someone who thought you had to be an artist in order to be creative?
4. Would you consider yourself a creative person? Has it been something you’ve worked toward or is it natural to you?
Definitely. I’ve always been a writer/story crafter/big dreamer.
Check out past Creative Command interviews featuring creatives from different industries with varying perspectives.
5. What do you do to keep yourself in the creative mindset?
6. What creative mantra or quote resonates with you the most?
Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. – Elizabeth Gilbert
7. How has creativity impacted your blog or business?
Marketing should be all about creativity! My business started because I was SO tired of seeing people talk about how you have to follow a formula to succeed.
You know, the “I can help you make 6 figures if you do EXACTLY what I do.” I’ve been in marketing for most of my life . . . and it is not about a formula. It’s about finding the best way to connect with your audience and clients – which should change depending on your audience!
8. What is your initial reaction when you realize you’re in a creative rut?
“Oh no, I’m stuck! Okay, how can I rethink this?”
9. What do you focus your energy on when you’re feeling stuck?
I focus on creating in a different way. If I can’t write fiction, I’ll play Sims and tell a story. If I can’t write a blog post, I’ll talk it out to someone.
10. What tools or tips would you offer to other creatives (in general or specifically in your field) who find themselves uninspired?
Get out of your head. Talk it out with someone. Light a candle and create a ritual around being creative. Find support.
11. We all have people we look up to. Who’s creative work inspires you?
Elizabeth Gilbert. Paulo Coelho (Everyone raves about The Alchemist, but Brida is my driving force). Neil Gaiman. Lauren Oliver.
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12. Do you have a creative support system? Shout them out!
We ALL need a creative support system. For writing fiction, I rely on Andrea Hannah, Meghan Harker, and Sean Sedensky. For general creativity + biz creativity – I usually go to the girls in my mastermind, especially Taiha Lee Perron (a creativity coach!).
What do you think of Kristen Jett’s thoughts on creativity?