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

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

Time. 

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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The Balance: Unlock Your Creativity

On October 23 & 24 I'm going to be doing a free, live masterclass, "6 Ways to Unlock Your Creativity".  [Sign up here to save your spot.]

You're curious, but you're hesitant. Do any of these sound familiar?

  • "I don't have time to be creative"
  • "I don't have the talent"
  • "It's too late--I'm too old to learn xyz"
  • "This has been my dream for so long. What happens if I'm not good at it?"

If they do, this is precisely why you need to join me in this masterclass.

See, it's all about balance.

The balance of patience and passion. The balance of fear and confidence. The balance of being an apprentice and becoming a master.

You don't get rid of doubts, or fear. You balance it with intention and passion.

At one point in your future life, what would be worse.

Trying to do something creative and failing?

Or not trying?

Not trying. Every time. Creativity adds a measure of joy to life. Not the outcome--the process.

You need to finish the book. Learn how to play the instrument. Get on...

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Have fun. Do nothing. Recharge.

 

You know, we often want to accomplish our dreams tomorrow when we're living a creative life. Our mind is always going, we've got a million ideas, a million projects, a million things we want to do and we have the lack of patience in order to get there. You know, how can we get there faster, what can we do, what shortcuts can I take? And so today as part of the August recharging, reflection, relaxing conversation that I'm having I want to offer this thought to you. That the journey of a thousand steps begins with one, right?

We hear that all the time but let's sit back and reflect on what that means. We all have artistic dreams or creative dreams or things that we want to accomplish and I think that's really important. As a matter of fact, I spent July talking about goal setting and had such great conversations about it that I'm offering a free webinar on August 21st about goal setting. About how you can do it more and what that looks like for artists. How it's different for...

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