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Episode 1: Starting From ZERO

business creative entrepreneurship mindset Nov 12, 2022

13 Years And 30 Business Breakthroughs

Welcome to the first episode of the Professional Creative Podcast! Thank you so much for being here and tuning in. I'm here to help you spend your life doing something that lights you up. 

I want to help you build a creative business
that also creates an impact...

changes people's lives, gives you all of the freedom you want, and is wildly profitable.

This episode is all about starting from zero. We'll look back at the last 13 years and 30 business breakthroughs that have brought me to where I am today—licensing my artwork all over the world, and also teaching others how to design their creative life and experience the same success. The breakthroughs cover the mindset shifts, philosophies, strategies, and habits that have contributed to my success.

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How to use: Download your guide below, then print + cut out a breakthrough card. Hang up one that you are going to focus on or one with the motivation you need for this season! Share a picture on social media + tag @bonniechristine.


Pivotal moments shared in this episode:

I share 30 business breakthroughs throughout this episode, below are just a few of them.

  • The timeline: I share my timeline from starting a blog and Etsy shop, creating and licensing work, teaching and a membership, a course launch, to where we are today with a podcast!
  • The money: Money is only one indicator of progress, but we’re going to talk about money on this podcast because it helps all of us to know what’s possible. I share my revenue over the years with a significant increase each year.
  • The help: Hiring an accountant, hiring an assistant, growing a team (of 8!), experts and guides, and an ads manager
  • The email list: This doubles every year. Income growth has gone hand in hand with email-list growth.
  • The breakthroughs: a mix of mindset shifts, philosophies, habits, and strategies. Be sure to download the free printable of the breakthroughs available below!

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Review of the week:

Best Mentor/Educator for creative entrepreneurs!

I’ve taken allllll things Bonnie Christine and LOVE how much she shares her knowledge and heart with the world! She is incredible and I’m so excited to listen weekly to all the great things she will share here. She truly is a gem in this world and deeply loves helping others succeed in their entrepreneur paths. She will equip you with all the knowledge you’ll need to find success as a designer and entrepreneur! - Indiemay

Reflection questions: 

  • If you’re just starting on your business journey, what’s the business breakthrough you needed to hear most? 
  • If you’re a more seasoned entrepreneur, what’s a breakthrough that you’ve had on your own journey, and what resonated with you most in this episode?

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The Professional Creative Podcast

Long gone are the days of the struggling creative.

For the past 13 years I have been consistently switching hats between artist, entrepreneur, educator and leader - and now I'm ready to share it all with you.

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I'm Bonnie Christine.


Thanks for joining me on this journey. I can't wait to help you to craft a career you love!

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