Get Messy Art Podcast

What it’s Really Like Running a Six Figure Creative Business with Deborah Engelmajer

Together with Caylee Grey and guests, we’ll explore what it REALLY means to be an artist. Practically. Warts and all. So that you can be an artist, today, now, even if you work a day job, have a million and one commitments and own a cat that likes sitting on your art.

No more excuses. Okay? Okay.

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Deborah is my business bestie. She runs a membership for handmade sellers called Tizzit. We send each other daily voice notes about the highs and lows of business and everything in between. In this podcast episode, which is essentially a one-hour voice note, we discuss work/life balance, Deb’s French/Australian accent and whether it holds her back, running an imperfect business, and fear of success (yes, fear of success).

This is what actually goes into a six-figure creative business.

Podcast Show Notes

We discuss:

  • how selling your soul is not worth it
  • the rollercoaster of running your own business
  • what surprised Deborah the most about running a business
  • mindset, imposter syndrome, and fear of success (yes, fear of success)
  • do you have to be Type A to run a business
  • doing things that you don’t want to
  • getting over having an accent on the internet and putting yourself out there anyway
  • running an imperfect business, should-ing yourself, being hashtag authentic, and the mess
  • self forgiveness and being okay with chaos
  • more than zero is enough / finding the minimum thing and protecting that
  • being grateful and protecting what you have
  • sharing your story, having permission, finding your people,
  • community

Deborah Engelmajer

Deb is a Handmade Business Expert, passionate makers’ champion, Founder of Tizzit HQ … and here to help you turn your handmade skills into the profitable business you dream of.

Caylee Grey, host of Get Messy

The Get Messy Podcast

I'm Caylee Grey. Creator of Get Messy, official fairy freaking artmother and your pro excuse-squashing ninja.

In the Get Messy podcast I’ll be chatting to a selection of amazing, real-life humans just like you are who are dealing with the very same barriers … but overcoming them to create their art.

Together, we’ll explore what it REALLY means to be an artist. Practically. Warts and all. So that you can be an artist, today, now, even if you work a day job, have a million and one commitments and own a cat that likes sitting on your art.

No more excuses. Okay? Okay.