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How to build a creative community with Tom Ross from DesignCuts

June 20, 2019

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Have you ever wondered how to build a creative community? Have you ever wondered if that is even possible for an introvert? Can you find the friends and still get to keep your space? In this video interview, you’ll learn how entrepreneur Tom Ross built his creative empire, centered around community, in his own introverted way.

How to build a creative community with Tom Ross from DesignCuts. Introverts and people don’t always mix well, but for Tom, it wasn't a barrier. You’ll learn how this entrepreneurial superstar used his creativity to forge meaningful relationships, build community and find success— all of which, came after he decided to throw out all of the advice, and just be himself. #introvertlife #creativebusiness #entrepreneurship

In this episode of Interviews with Introverts, Michelle chats with Tom Ross, (DesignCuts, Honest Designers Podcast, Honest Entrepreneur Show). Introverts and people don’t always mix well, but for Tom, it wasn’t a barrier. You’ll learn how this entrepreneurial superstar used his creativity to forge meaningful relationships, build community and find success— all of which, came after he decided to throw out all of the advice, and just be himself.

Are you too shy to build a creative community?

Too often, introverts feel the need to become extroverted in order to gain recognition and respect. Acting like a phony is not only undesirable but unrealistic to sustain. In this discussion, Michelle and Tom explore the distinction between being bold and being outgoing and offer practical solutions for thriving in our online space.

Tom shares how he was able to build a space that feels safe and welcoming, simply by using a little creativity and by following his intuition. Anybody can learn how to market their services online, but its the ones with pure motives and genuine care for their people who will stand the test of time. Tom’s journey and outlook on entrepreneurship will undoubtedly leave you inspired to raise the bar in all that you do.

Above all, if you have had the desire to build a creative community or to become a part of one, you’ll find lots of wisdom, personal stories, and advice in this interview.

Mentioned in this episode:

Tom’s Enterprises
DesignCuts
The Honest Designers Podcast
The Honest Entrepreneur Show

Follow Tom: Instagram | Twitter

Creatives that Tom unofficially mentors
Scotty Russell
Ian Barnard
Lauren Hom
Dina Rodriguez
Paul Hallam
(and me!)

1 Million Pixels Site
Birmingham Design Festival

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