Big-Picture your message

Less is more. And leads to more and more If you want to create effective social media posts, it helps to have a plan. What I notice again and again…

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Am I neurodivergent? Are you?

Am I neurodivergent? Are you? I had a coffee conversation with a fellow entrepreneur, who is “neurodivergent. He talks about it openly on his website. He is also multi-talented, interested in…

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Cooking your special sauce for your brand

Are you struggling with finding your niche? Instead of boxing yourself into a niche, try creating a thing.  A thing could be a service that you can show, promote, and sell.…

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Where are your customers? And where should they be?

Do you have a clear roadmap for your customers to reach their desired outcome? If not, why not draw it out? We did just that in our last Visual Minds…

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Do some skill digging!

  What’s your almost-forgotten-because-it’s-so-ingrained superpower? It might help with your positioning! Because in your business, you want to show off your uniqueness. There are countless wellness coaches, graphic designers, and…

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Selling yourself short?

Hello, I just got an email from a Visual Minds participant: “You need to convey the amount of personal coaching members get from you. This is powerful stuff! Visual Minds…

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What not to draw for business

Do you have a creative urge and want to use sketches in your business? Yay! But. If you post drawings of landscapes, coffee cups, or your scary-cute dolls, people will…

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ChatGPT helps me draw

Sometimes I use ChatGPT to generate reference images for my illustrations. In this case, it wasn’t very helpful. Here is an excerpt from our conversation: Ingrid Can he go much…

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Creating in public

Are you good enough to pursue [insert whatever you want to do]? Probably not. I wasn’t when I started posting drawings on social media. But I knew I wanted to…

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Your Superpower (not what you think)

The way I define “superpower” is maybe different from the norm. It is NOT superhuman strength and perfection. Possibly, it is quite the opposite. It is to be utterly human…

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The problem with truth (it’s complicated…)

Here is maybe the biggest obstacle to clarifying your message: You want to tell the truth. “What I do is complicated! There are many layers to my process! Plus, I’m…

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Creative compass

Do you have a framework for your business? Here is an idea to get you started. Ask yourself: What two worlds are you bridging with your business?  Identify your main…

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Are you a yes or a no?

To grow your business YOUR way, you need to be visible. That means you must publish content to the people you want to reach. This can feel uncomfortable! It sounds…

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Take the pressure off!

Are you one of the many creative people who would love to draw but never get to the point where they think their work is good enough? That was me…

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Create a framework

Do you have a defined process when you are working with clients? A (visual) framework is Very Useful for communicating what you do. Especially if what you do is intangible,…

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Red thread message hunt

Very useful red-thread messaging map My ears always perk up when I hear about a storytelling or messaging recipe. When I found Tamsen Webster’s “Red thread” storytelling framework, I immediately…

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Vision Sketch Session!

I have long wanted to offer something affordable that gives you a taste of working with me and is fun and useful. Introducing… The Vision Sketch Session! It works like…

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Being an entrepreneur

Here are some reasons why I enjoy being an entrepreneur, and not working for somebody else. But still, I wouldn’t want to change a thing! Because… (see images!) What about…

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3-minutes LiLLustration

How long does it take to find (or generate…) an image to go with your Linkedin post? I bet that doing a little drawing is faster and more fun. Ok,…

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Stop overthinking – by moving fast!

If you give yourself an hour to complete a drawing, it will take an hour. And worse: sometimes it never gets finished, because your brain starts overthinking. What is helpful:…

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