What Creatives Can Do About Feeling Undervalued and Underpaid

Michael O. "Coop" CooperBrain Types, Change, Coaching, Entrepreneur.com, Leadership, Mindset, Right Brain, StrategiesLeave a Comment

This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com Creative entrepreneurs have a brain type that I call Innovators + Influencers. When we come up with ideas or make connections between disparate topics or subjects, it often comes in a “flash of brilliance.” While that may seem like it’s easy or involves no work at all, the reality is that this type of … Read More

8 Reasons Why Creatives Will Rule the World

Michael O. "Coop" CooperBrain Types, Change, FastCompany.com, Leadership, Right Brain, TrendsLeave a Comment

This article originally appeared on FastCompany.com RIGHT-BRAINERS, YOUR TIME HAS COME–THIS IS THE AGE OF THE CREATIVE MIND. In the not-too-distant future, creatives will rule the world. I’m not just saying this because I consider myself a creative. The interconnected systems we use to function in business and society, whether in communication, transportation, design, finance, and more, are increasing in … Read More

Eight Time Buckets Required for Happy, Creative Entrepreneurs

Michael O. "Coop" CooperChange, Coaching, Leadership, Right Brain, Time ManagementLeave a Comment

This article originally appeared on LinkedIn here. All right-brain entrepreneurs struggle with time management. However, it’s important to pay attention to each of the time buckets that are required to maintain a healthy business and lifestyle. Time buckets are the allocated timeframes that you spend doing certain everyday things and they may vary slightly depending on your business or the … Read More

The 3 Reasons Why Creative Entrepreneurs Always Struggle

Michael O. "Coop" CooperLeadership, Right BrainLeave a Comment

Every business owner sabotages their business – often without knowing it. Innovators + Influencers like us are no exception. Why does this happen when surely we “know better”? It happens because we all have personal blind spots that prevent us from running our businesses well. These blind spots cause us to make decisions and take actions that do not move … Read More

Is Your Brain the Reason You’re Underpaid?

Michael O. "Coop" CooperRight BrainLeave a Comment

Right brain entrepreneurs and executives are consistently undervalued and underpaid. I’ve written before about the reasons why right brain entrepreneurs and executives are overwhelmed, overcommitted and overworked, but today  I want to talk about where the rubber meets the road – in our wallets. As with other patterns that tend to hold us back from living and working in a … Read More

How NOT to Be A Right Brain Super Hero

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In the last post we talked about what the Super Hero Syndrome is, and why it is a particular challenge for the right brain entrepreneur. One of the reasons right brain entrepreneurs are overworked is because of this syndrome. In today’s post we’re going to talk about the primary elements that create the Super Hero Syndrome and predispose us to … Read More

Do You Suffer From Super Hero Syndrome?

Michael O. "Coop" CooperLeadership, Right BrainLeave a Comment

We live in a world of constant pressure and unrealistic expectations. The super heroes of our youth and the heroes in the media today have warped our sense of what is realistic and what is humanly possible. While it’s sometimes difficult for us to admit that we’re human, many people I work with have difficulty understanding why they overwork. Think … Read More

Why You’re Overwhelmed and Overcommitted – and What To Do About It [replay]

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This week we finished the first teleclass in a series examining and explaining some common traps for right brain entrepreneurs and executives. The first class focused on why you are overwhelmed and overcommitted…the patterns that lead to this…and waht you can do about it in practical, straightforward suggestions. Listen to this powerful teleclass: Online? Listen here. (Link will open in … Read More

Are You Feeling Trapped By Your Business?

Michael O. "Coop" CooperRight BrainLeave a Comment

Last week I met with Bob, who owns a small business and wanted to talk with me because he felt trapped by his business. He started his business several years ago and has lost sight of his original vision. He’s overwhelmed by his very long to do list. And while he enjoys the freedom of being his own boss, he … Read More