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The Your Ladders Blog

There are a lot of things to think about when you're navigating a performing arts path. These blog topics will help.

We're in the In-Between

We're in the in-between. The pre-Covid19 days are behind us. Those carefree days of dinner and a show, and maybe drinks afterwards. The post Covid19 world (a world with a vaccine, or science backed ways to assemble again) is in the distance. We don't know when. So we're all navigating the in-between.

The in-between is foggy. Our maps don't work, and our compasses are out of whack. I've been noticing a sense of malaise setting in amongst my friends and colleagues in the performing arts. Because without the gathering, we can't do our work.

When I read earlier this week that scientists suggest that choral rehearsals may not be safe for a while, that's the moment the in-between started to envelope me. In the past, the arts and public gatherings have helped us heal. Now we're able to watch recorded gatherings, and imagine what it's like. That may sustain us for a while, but what about the artists? What about the people who's muse has called them to perform? Not only is performance off...

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Mindset Shifts for Creative People

This is one of my favorite mantras. Progress over perfection. So easy to think about, so hard to put into practice. Especially for creative people. Watch the video and let me know what you think.

This has been a rough week. In thinking about what I can do, how can I best support folks, I had two ideas. 

First, make the Your Ladders classes available to people. Use this link to sign up for 21 days of access free, with no obligations.

Second, I'm going to be in my Facebook group, Awakening the Muse Within, every day at 2pm ET to check in. Join the group, and drop in.

Take care of yourself.



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Breaking Through and Your Creative Passion

I am very excited about my "Breaking Through" program. I'm met so many emerging artists who are comfortable with their craft, but they are having trouble developing the strategies they need to get past the blocks that are stopping them. Blocks like frustration, burnout and uncertainty. I've created an 8 week program to help. It includes lessons, group coaching and support. This video explains more.

Join this program and change your life. 

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What do I mean by "making time" for your creative journey?

Time is a precious resource. None of us have enough. So how do you make time for your creative journey? And by time, what do I mean? There's more information about the webinar here.

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What do I mean by goal setting for artists, and how is that different?

A lot of folks want to set goals for their creative journey, but the traditional method of doing that doesn't work. Creative goals are born out of creative dreams. Dreams that may not be fully articulated yet. I've created a webinar to help. Its available for just $27. Learn more here.

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Reboot Your Creative Journey in 2020

I'm not going to make this a "make a resolution" or "here's how to set goals"* post. Instead, I'm going to suggest you seriously think about how you can reboot your creative journey in 2020.

What do I mean by reboot? Give yourself a jumpstart. Refresh yourself. Hit the creative Ctrl-Alt-Del and get yourself unstuck. Or use the opportunity to remember why you're doing what you're doing. Become reacquainted with your muse. Shake off the dust.

We all need creative reboots once in a while. If you took my Time Management webinar in December, you know that I suggest artist dates to find new inspiration. (If you didn't take the webinar, I've made it available here.) Now, let's talk about other ways you can reboot your creativity.

Remember to have fun. Creative work is real work. But I've found that I forget to have fun when I'm doing my work. One of my goals this year is to stop, breathe, and remember to have fun.

Another way to reboot is to stretch yourself. Do you want to learn something...

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Time Management for Artists & Creatives


There's never enough. 

When you're on a creative journey, making the most of your time is crucial. I'm doing a webinar on December 16 at 7:30 about making decisions on how to spend your time honing your craft, building your community, finding inspiration, and dreaming of your next artistic endeavor.

Join me on the 16th, or stay tuned for details about the replay.

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The Muse Mapping Mini-Training series!


From November 4- 11 I'm doing live mini-trainings about my new Muse Mapping program. They will be live on Facebook and Instagram (in stories) at 1pm ET. I'm also simulcasting in my Awakening the Muse Within Facebook group (have you joined yet?). 

This video is the introduction. For the rest of the trainings I'll go through each of the six steps in the Muse Mapping system with a specific topic in each section. 

I created Muse Mapping to help folks navigate their creative path on their terms, with tools that they develop for themselves. The program (which starts November 18) will run for 8 weeks, with videos and worksheets, weekly group coaching calls and a private Facebook page. I'm really looking forward to helping folks start 2020 off the way they've always wanted to--with a plan for their creative journey.

Interested in talking to me more about the program? Here's an application that you can fill out. Let's talk and make sure we're a good fit before you invest in...

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