#164: Building Creative Habits as an Entrepreneur

intentional productivity scaling up May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 by Kelly

Is there something you wanted to add to your daily routine or a skill you have wanted to learn for so long, but can't seem to find the time to do so? 

Oftentimes we tell ourselves that it can wait until we find the perfect day to start because we need to have everything in order before we start it. Yet, that's exactly the problem and what causes us to never start it in the first place. 

This is where today's guest comes in. I'd like you to meet Mike Brennan, a Creator & Communicator, telling stories on pages & stages. His artistic journey began as a boy in New York, where he would construct heartwarming greeting cards which lit up the faces of his family and friends. From an early age, he understood the importance of serving others through his art and bringing them value, an ethos still evident in his creative practice today.

Mike’s portfolio showcases his versatility and creativity. He is known for his custom ‘Rockstar’ pet portraits, pop culture art, yoga art, live event sketching and graphic design. He is also the author and illustrator of three self-published books: “Dear Snow: One Man’s Angry Rant Against Winter,” “Dear Human: What Your Dog Is Really Thinking” and “The Art of Yoga.”

Mike helps fellow creatives and content creators leverage simple, practical steps for establishing a daily creative habit. He does this via public speaking and his course “Your Artist Journey” (www.YourArtistJourney.com) where he shares key methods and principles from his own daily art making practice that spans over ten consecutive years and counting (over 2,555 works of art).

In this episode, we dive into 2 ways we can cultivate and build those creative habits, how creativity isn't just expressed through art and music, and how we need to get out of our own way when building new habits. 

This episode is jam-packed full of great ideas, so let's get to it! 


Here you can watch the highlight clip :)


Learn How to Start Building Your Creative Habits....

  • [07:48] Mike's journey from graphic design degree to working in ministry and how he got back into art
  • [21:42] Why we need to be self aware and the mindset we should be aware of that can stop you from building new habits successfully
  • [28:02] 2 ways we can cultivate and build those creative habits
  • [37:27] Mike's portfolio and more about what he does 


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Links mentioned in this episode:

>> Mike's Website

>> Sketch a Headshot

>> Kelly's Free Power of One Framework Benchmark