Catching and Transforming Sneaky Habits that Silently Sabotage Creative Progress

  Raise your hand if self-doubt, fear, or outdated habits sometimes sneak in to sabotage creative progress in any area of your life.   [Pauses to raise hand, and gently returns it to the keyboard.]   As entrepreneurs and creatives we all work through various layers of naggy little self-doubt buggers along our self-growth journey. We are trying to put ourselves out there, clarify our voice and vision, and “do all the right things” to build success through our pas … [Read more...]

Integrating Gut Feelings With Practical Creative Strategies

  Any artist, creative, or entrepreneur knows gut feelings are one way you connect to the heart of inspiration, yet there's an equally invaluable piece that can get overlooked in the initial inspirational glow - practical creative strategies.   The rush of excitement that comes from an idea that pops into the mind out of nowhere but FEELS SO RIGHT is unlike anything else in the world. It’s serves as clear inner confirmation that you are a talented, creative, powerful creative b … [Read more...]

Honoring Creative Opportunities That Almost Were

  Whether we realize it or not, honoring creative opportunities means celebrating what has, or has not, come to pass.   Any creative, artist, or entrepreneur can share a list of creative opportunities that were almost...something. Perhaps they were almost profitable, popular, manageable, effective, successful, noteworthy - notice the trend here? This realization is not new, mind-blowing, or unique. Yet, those same creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs can spend a lot of time … [Read more...]

Balancing the Weight of Evidence and Trust in Creative Endeavors

  There’s no way around it; embarking on creative endeavors has a baked-in requirement - that we learn the unique balance between evidence and trust. The balance doesn’t have to be equal in measure, but it does need to feel authentic, and in alignment with what we value and want to create.   If we place too much focus on “evidence” we can convince ourselves right out of an idea, or into one built around safety rather than inspiration. When our values are not our own, but based … [Read more...]

Passion Gut Check: What Still Resonates?

  When was the last time you did a passion gut-check? Played with what feels good and sense what feels stale? Or, thought about how little time you spend connecting with your passions on a regular basis?   It’s not easy when managing “life” to tap into what lights you up inside. Many times you forget about passion altogether, focusing on the never ending list of responsibilities that need attention.  After a while, the focus and time you spend on practice, play, or exper … [Read more...]

Soul Lessons and Being Present Through Change

  When you get down to it, soul lessons drive our path forward while acting as a reflection of how well we know ourselves.    It doesn’t matter if you are a creative entrepreneur, parent, healer, 9 to 5-er, young or old. Soul lessons inspire what leads to our desires and the inner calling to understand ourselves better. They also keep us moving forward towards change, offering ample opportunities to shed things, people, beliefs, and ways of life along the w … [Read more...]

Balancing Passion With Patience as a Creative Entrepreneur

  Most creative entrepreneurs often have more than one thing we would consider a passion.   Some of those passions feed each other as part of our business, others serve as a way for us to go within and tap into our raw fire and pure joy to rejuvenate. This is how we fuel all of the things on life’s to-do list - energized by the flow to help keep everything moving along.   We also feel comfortable taking creative risks. It’s part of our DNA, in a way. We understand th … [Read more...]

Managing Demands on your Creative Time

  It’s no secret that life requires you to manage demands on your creative time. Projects take longer than expected, plans go sideways and people change their minds and hearts- which means you need to expand and contract with the creative flow of the present moment.   While this sounds reasonable from the mind’s point of view, it doesn’t mean you aren’t entitled have an emotional reaction to sudden changes, or the right to get frustrated when people keep demanding more than you … [Read more...]