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Creative JumpStart: How To Express Yourself When You’re An Introvert

Introvert

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt.”

-Sylvia Plath

 

They say extroverts have all the fun and success. I say that doesn’t need to be true. We’re not all the life of the party and that’s ok. But if you’re introverted like me, sometimes your creativity and artistic expression suffer.

So how do we stop this self-defeating curse?  Continue reading Creative JumpStart: How To Express Yourself When You’re An Introvert

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Creative Jumpstart: How Social And Tech Hurt Creativity

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Have you considered disconnecting from your social media? Have you considered turning your smartphone off and putting it out of sight?

What if I told you if you did these two things, you would find more happiness and better health? I did it for 3 days and I found peace. Saying no to your social media and your constantly connected tech is actually a good thing. What’s better, disconnecting makes your creativity better.

Continue reading Creative Jumpstart: How Social And Tech Hurt Creativity

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Creative JumpStart: Commitment And Courage

Courage

I blog lots about different “things” to get your creativity flowing. So this is a little off the path from an actual thing. It’s called commitment and courage.

Without commitment, you cannot succeed. Without courage, you cannot commit. All the creativity in the universe won’t help you succeed without either one.  Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Commitment And Courage

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5 Ways To Creativity and Productivity During The Holidays

Holidays

I normally don’t post on Saturdays, but this holiday season we’re fortunate to have a long weekend. Don’t let the holidays interrupt your creative pursuits!

Stay productive. Don’t let the eggnog and pie get in the way!

Don’t make yourself the obstacle to your own success. I’m going to give you five simple ways to stay creative and productive over the holidays.  Continue reading 5 Ways To Creativity and Productivity During The Holidays

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Want To Be Successful? Act Like It.

Since I decided three years ago to start an art business, I’ve struggled to find my niche. First I wanted to draw landscapes. Do you know how hard it is to draw a rock?

Then I thought, why not animals? Everyone loves a good wildlife picture. Then I realized I lacked serious skills to make that work.

Then there was my love of photography. Awesome idea, become a landscape photographer! Still, need to improve that skill. In the end my quest to figure out what I wanted to create and be known for hurt my success.

Why? Because I was lost. I wasn’t choosing success.  Continue reading Want To Be Successful? Act Like It.