Most of us have our insecurities. For creatives though, these work overtime. Insecurities get triggered when you can’t hide behind a formula and you’ve got to create something where you have to show your taste, opinions, or emotion. Now you can be judged. This the story of a creative’s life.


Oscar works as a systemic coach. A couple of times during our conversation, he mentioned that “you have to become your own adult”. When you’re a kid, you’re dependent on your parents. You’re depending on them for safety, love, and belonging; all of your basic human needs.

In a healthy…


As a freelancer, you need confidence. And you need its cousin: daring to take up space. If you doubt yourself or whether your point of view matters, any client will sniff that out. Confidence is part of the appeal. …


It’s tempting to fall in love with our own products. Our own innovative features, fancy design, or quirky wording of choice. And while that is fun, it’s more important that your product is loved by your customers. They are (often) not like you.

The best products and communication are designed…


Let’s say 40 hours equals 100% of output. Entrepreneurs will often claim that that’s not enough to get their business off the ground. There’s too much to be done, so you need to do more work. Or there isn’t room in the budget to hire extra people and your time…


That’s one powerful approach to life. To not be held back by doubts or insecurities before you’ve got proof for those.

“Others no smarter than me seem to be able to do it. Of course, I can too. So let’s!”

As Steven explained his thinking (in our conversation on De…


Our culture demands growth. You as a person must always continue to develop ourselves. And our economic culture demands that your business grows.

Of course, there are no “musts”. You can grow. But it’s important to realize that it’s entirely up to you.

First, there is the distinction between the…


Co-foundership is hard. Two captains need to find a perfect balance in navigating their ship. I’ve tried and failed more than once. Finding the right match is tricky, and just as hard is nurturing a strong relationship.

In finding a match, you want to be the same on the core…


When talking to Tom about Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle of Why-How-What, his take on the model seemed different. I always read it as: The is your purpose or mission. The are your principles/ values or your unique qualities. And the is your concept or product.

Tom explained his take as…


I’ve discovered podcasts in 2013 when someone I followed was a guest at the Unmistakable Creative podcast. It turned out to be a gateway-episode, because since then I was hooked.

I must have listened thousands of hours of audio. On my bike, in the train, when running. It’s not a…

Tijmen Rümke

Empowering creatives to gain clarity on purpose and get business savvy. Trainer and Podcast Host by day, know-it-all by night. www.studiogeorge.nl

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