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© Dominique Falla 2021
Dominique Falla presents
Creative Spark Podcast
Are you an overworked creative who wants to figure out how to reclaim more space, time, and energy to get your most important work done? Are you like most creatives who suffer from shiny object syndrome and wish you had more focus and clarity about where to direct your creative energy? Do you know that you're meant for something bigger, something better, but you just don't know what it is yet? Do you want to figure out how to make a living doing what you love? Then this podcast is for you. Welcome to the Creative Spark Podcast. This is a show that gives you easy, actionable steps to follow, and simple strategies to clear more space and time, harness your creative passion and build a business from your creative superpower. Every week, host Dominique Falla is on a mission to help you fire up your creativity. Are you ready to light your creative spark?
August 21, 2021
The Essential Difference Between Core, Pillar, and Micro Content
EPISODE 43: In this episode of the Creative Spark podcast, we look at the difference between core, pillar, and micro-content and how they should work together in your content strategy. Download your free content strategy template and listen to the episode for instructions how to fill it in:
August 10, 2021
Package your Creative Skills into a Signature Method
EPISODE 42: In this episode of the Creative Spark podcast, we take a closer look at why Creatives need to package what they know into a signature method. This is the first step in my new course, the Creative Funnel Formula and it paves the way for all the steps which follow. Enrol in the Creative Funnel Formula course for just $197, this week only!
August 2, 2021
The Steps to Building Your First Funnel
EPISODE 41: In this episode of the Creative Spark podcast, we take a closer look at the steps inside my new course, the Creative Funnel Formula and see how easy it is to build and launch your first funnel. Enrol in the Creative Funnel Formula course for just $197, this week only!
July 24, 2021
Non-sleazy Sales Funnels
EPISODE 40: In this step-by-step episode of the Creative Spark podcast, we look at ways creative business owners can build and launch a non-sleazy sales funnel. Download your free Funnel Launch Checklist here and listen to the podcast for instructions.
July 17, 2021
How to create your own niche
EPISODE 39: In this step-by-step episode of the Creative Spark podcast, we take a look at how you can stop trying to conform to an existing niche and create your own niche instead. Download your free Perfect Niche worksheet here and then listen to the podcast for instructions.
July 9, 2021
Why you need a Content Strategy
EPISODE 38: In this episode of the Creative Spark podcast, we explore why a goal-driven content strategy is essential for every content creator. Without one, it’s too easy to miss a week or go off-topic. Your content marketing becomes random content. By planning out a month in advance and working towards a conversion goal using a content strategy template, you can get all your content types working together strategically. In this episode, Dominique will take you step-by-step through the process of filling out a content strategy planner. Download your free content strategy template here:
July 2, 2021
Why graphic designers should become creative entrepreneurs
EPISODE 37: In this episode of the Creative Spark podcast, we explore nine different ways graphic designers can become Creative Entrepreneurs and add multiple new revenue streams.
October 22, 2020
How to Fill Your Topic Buckets
Topic buckets are groups of things you like to post about, create work about, blog or podcast about. They can be completely unrelated at first. You can create your own unique niche by combining them in creative ways. In today's podcast we have a handy exercise to help you combine your topic buckets with personality lenses to develop a robust content strategy which can be repurposed for social media, blog posts, and a variety of content types.
October 20, 2020
How to Choose Your Perfect Niche
What if you could discover the perfect niche for your business, book, or blog? If you could just be known for the stuff you love doing, you can stop going round in circles trying to figure it out. In today's podcast I will teach you a structured system so you can see how all the moving parts fit together learn how to harness your passions so that you can create a business and life you love.
October 19, 2020
How to Steal Your Time Back
No matter who you talk to, not having enough time is always listed as one of the top three reasons why something cannot be done. Allowing time to block your creativity is easy to justify, but it usually masks other blocks. For a busy creative, the only way to be productive, is to steal time back from your day. In this episode, learn all the tips and techniques to become a master time thief. Enjoy the episode and find all the links mentioned here:
October 15, 2020
What Did You Struggle with Five Years Ago?
By its very nature, creativity is a struggle. We are making new connections, trying new things and it is easy to lose our way. By looking at the things we struggled with the most five years ago, we often gain a clearer picture of what was important to us then. We also understand what struggles we were able to overcome and where this knowledge might be of use to others. Enjoy the episode and find all the links and resources mentioned here:
October 13, 2020
Create Your Personal Values Compass
In the previous episode, we looked at core values and why it’s important to identify them and then act in alignment with them to avoid disappointing yourself. Now it’s time to put theory into practice and develop your own personal values compass. Enjoy the episode and download your free template here:
October 11, 2020
Orient Your Brand Values
Every day, whether you realise it or not, we all make decisions based on what we believe in. Think about the choices, challenges, or opportunities facing us every day—and how we engage with them. The way our values affect our choices can change. But also our choices can end up affecting our values. It’s time to get clear on what your values are and why you hold them so dear. Enjoy the episode and find all the links and resources mentioned here:
October 8, 2020
Banish Energy Vampires
An energy vampire is someone who makes a regular energy withdrawal from you and gives nothing back in return. They want to fill your clear head with their problems and if left unchecked, a weekly visit from an energy vampire can undo all of your great work renewing your energy levels. As harsh as it sounds, removing energy vampires from your life is the only solution. This episode has a practical component. Download your free template here:
October 6, 2020
Harness Your Authentic Voice
As a Creative Entrepreneur, it is often a struggle to craft an authentic identity for your brand or business. It is all too easy to get caught up in what your competitors are doing or you end up following trends. It can take confidence to express your true voice but learning how to harness the power of your authentic voice is a key component of creating a brand that resonates with your audience. Find all the links and resources here:
October 4, 2020
A Simple Way to Target Your Motivation
Motivation is one of those things that can be hard to quantify and we often don’t feel motivated to do something hard until we are part way through doing it. Success in any endeavour can bring motivation with it. A great way to tap into motivation is to use Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle method. In this episode, we look at ways to target your motivation using Simon's Golden Circle method. Download your free template here:
October 1, 2020
The Importance of Finding Your Why
With every new business venture or a creative idea, we usually charge forward, powered by sheer enthusiasm. But this initial burst of energy soon wears off. Without a foundation of intrinsic motivation driving them, many good projects fall by the wayside. The word motivation hides the clue. If you lack a motive, you will eventually run out of motivation. Enjoy the episode and find all the links and resources mentioned here:
September 29, 2020
How to Use Trello to Run Your Life
Trello is a visual collaboration tool that enables you to organise and prioritise projects using what are known as Kanban Boards. I use Trello to organise this podcast, I also use it to manage workflows, to-do lists, book chapters and just about any major project that needs planning and tracking. Enjoy the episode and find all the links and resources mentioned here:
September 27, 2020
Embrace Your Procrastiworking Tendencies
Procrastiworking is a term I first heard designer Jessica Hische use, and it refers to the work you do (or feel like doing) while putting off the work you don’t feel like doing. This term applies to most designers, creatives, freelancers and entrepreneurs. If Procrastination means you are doing something to avoid doing something else, then productive procrastination means you are not wasting your time when you are doing it.
September 24, 2020
Write Your Origin Story
Modern business founders tell their origin stories in books and movies. Ancient cultures told stories about the beginning of life on earth, plants, animals, weather and everything else that needed an explanation. Telling stories is a wonderful way for humans to connect and understand. In this episode, we look at adapting the superhero origin story for our own creative business purposes. Enjoy the episode and download your free story template here: