Chasing Creative

Episode 13: Tools to Manage Your Creative Life

Episode Summary

In this solo episode, Abbigail and Ashley are taking you behind the scenes of our own creative lives. Learn about the tools we use to manage our creative projects, our favorite ways to outsource mundane tasks, what our daily routines look like, and how we define creative success.

Episode Notes

In this solo episode, we're taking you behind the scenes of our own creative lives. Learn about the tools we use to manage our creative projects, our favorite ways to outsource mundane tasks, what our daily routines look like, and how we define creative success.

Here's where you can find Abbigail:

Website: www.InkwellsandImages.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbigailekriebs

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbigailekriebs/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inkwellsandimages/

Here's where you can find Ashley:

Website: www.BrooksEditorial.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brookseditorial

Instagram: http://instagram.com/brookseditorial

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/brookseditorial

Resources mentioned in this episode

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Outsourcing

Coborns Delivers

Instacart

Thumbtack

Stitch Fix

Calendars

Day Designer

Emily Ley's Simplified Planner, Weekly Edition

iCal

Social media and blogging

Asana

Evernote

CoSchedule

Editorial Calendar plugin

Edgar

BoardBooster

Canva

PicMonkey

Pages

Death to the Stock Photo

Photoshop

Lightroom

Buffer

LaterGram

Mini Book Club

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa Terkeurst

Creative You: Using Your Personality Type to Thrive by Otto Kroeger and David B. Goldstein

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte

A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily P. Freeman

Quotes from the episode

“I don’t want groceries and dust bunnies to be the reason I don’t hit my creative goals.” --- Ashley

“Every season of life has its different adjustments, and you just have to figure out what that new adjustment looks like for you.” --- Abbigail

“Where can I make space in the next 24 hours for this thing I want to work on?” --- Ashley

“I’m just used to not having my 9-5 open to do anything creative, and I just try to figure out ways to make it work in the margins of life.” --- Abbigail

“Maybe there’s a commitment you need to take a step back from as part of your creative strategy.” --- Ashley

“Having to make time for this and be accountable to myself for $0 a day is what’s proven to me that this is something that’s important to me and that I’m going to keep doing it.” --- Abbigail

“Sometimes we need to separate the monetary value from the creative work.” --- Ashley

“I think that’s part of why this podcast exists: none of us have it all figured out.” --- Abbigail