how-to-focus-finish-your-creative-work

How to Focus & Finish Your Creative Work (3 Experts Share)

I have a confession. I started writing my memoir in 2013, finished the first draft in 2017, and yet STILL HAVEN'T FINISHED the damn book! BUT 2020 is the year I finish this thing!  It'd be easy to call myself lazy, or a procrastinator, but…
Endurance is more important than talent

This is WAAAY More Important than Being Talented

Don't feel bad if you're one of those insanely talented people, I have good news for you. It doesn't matter. ;) As a kid, I had a natural propensity for art and drawing, writing, and make believe, but things like math and sports (or any physical…
decision fatigue robs your creativity

Decision Fatigue is Robbing Your Creativity. Here’s What to do About it.

Decision Fatigue Can Rob Your Creativity Have you heard of capsule wardrobes? Or entrepreneurs who eat the same exact thing for breakfast every day? There's a reason they're doing this. And I've totally been resisting it. But I think it's time…
how to give your book or creative work its best shot at succeeding

How to Give Your Creative Work its Best Shot at Success

Your book, service, art, or product–should you choose to share it with the world–deserves its best shot at success. Don't forget that. One of the most common questions I get is, "Do I need to have a brand or online presence before I have…
National Novel Writing Month reduced my stress

How Doing #NaNoWriMo is Actually Reducing My Stress

I hemmed and hawed about whether to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year. The idea of this challenge--writing a 50,000 word novel in a month--has always appealed to my overachiever side, but I’ve never pulled the trigger,…
inspiration is for amateurs
, ,

Inspiration is for Freakin’ Amateurs

“Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.” -Chuck Close I realize this is a funny thing to say given that my work is largely infused with inspiration/motivation, but you'll see what I'm really getting at.…
Low Information Diet

Free Your Creativity with a Low Information Diet

I'm one of those people who naturally wants to do 4.5 million things almost all the time. Life is full of possibilities and opportunities and, let's face it, there's never been a time when so much information has been so available. Did I mention…
, , ,

What Fear Looks Like

Warning:  What follows is very raw, unpolished and deeply personal.  I cried as I wrote this.  I'm sharing it with you because I want you to know there is freedom from what holds you back right now.  And, maybe just maybe, if I show you…