As multi-passionate creatives, how do we stay focused and not get side-tracked while pursuing our paths?
In this episode of Live Creatively, I’m chatting with my friend and fellow designer, Jessica Henning. Jess love’s helping small businesses build their brand to attract their ideal client through great design. She offers branding, website design and graphic design services to her clientele through her company, JH Creative. Jess is also the owner of The Purpose Planners and co-founder The Collective.
Jess shared so much helpful and practical advice about how to stay focused, even when we wear lots of different hats, and why that’s so important as we intentionally pursue our own paths as creatives.
- How she stays focused as a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur
How to find your focus while also pursuing several different businesses and/or passions
- How Jess has struggled to stay focused and what helped her regain her focus
How to identify distractions that disrupt your focus or pull you off your path
- The impact of distractions and how they can be detrimental to creatives
How Jess has been able to block out or eliminate these kinds of distractions
- Advice and encouragement for the creative struggling to find their focus and keep their eyes fixed forward as they pursue their creative path
What does it mean to Jess to Live Creatively?
“I think living creatively means that we get to go and do the work that God has called us to do. And so, I think, especially as creatives, we can use our God-given gifts and talents and we can serve other people well. Then we get to experience that freedom that brings the joy in knowing that we are loving others well.”
About Jessica Henning
Jess is a wife, mama of four boys and multi-entrepreneur. Jess grew up in San Antonio where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Jason, and they live with their four boys, ages toddler to teenager, and their two pups Eddie and Gracie.
As the owner of JH Creative, Jess founded the company in 2017, with a love for helping small businesses build their brand to attract their ideal client through great design. She offers branding, website design and graphic design services to her clientele.
Back in 2020, she launched a new brand called The Purpose Planners. As a busy working mom, she realized she craved one solution to manage ALL the things – both personally and in business – so she created a daily goal planner called the Purpose Planner to help other women just like herself. This has blossomed into a growing online community of women who desire to live each day on purpose, with purpose.
And in June of 2022, she co-founded a company called The Collective, with her business partner, Amy Kathleen. Inspired by the solo-working woman, The Collective offers a focused online platform that not only values and encourages women, but helps propel them toward their vision and helps them to make it a reality through resources, shortcuts and a retreat model to connect with other women who get it.
Check out the link below to get access to a 30-day free trial to The Collective just for Live Creatively listeners!
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