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How To Build Your Creative Self-Discipline

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In 2014 I was sitting on my couch blankly staring at my television. I was bored, really bored. I don’t even remember what was on at the time as I have a notorious channel-flipping habit.

Television was so unimpressive, I got up and wandered around my house. I ended up in our home office looking for an old sketchbook and set of graphite pencils I received as a birthday gift years ago.

I was so bored, I was going to draw because I had nothing better to do.

This was before I rediscovered the magic of reading again too. So a good book was out of the question.

During this moment of absolute laziness and couch-living monotony, I was “forced” into my creativity. I had no idea this desperate moment of entertainment-seeking was one of the best moments of my life.  Continue reading How To Build Your Creative Self-Discipline

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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.

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Creative JumpStart: Stretch Your Way to Creativity

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Our brains have this awesome ability to come up with ideas. This creativity truly makes us human…among a few other things of course. Learning how to stretch your way to creativity is a great tool!

But creativity comes best to a healthy mind and a healthy mind is fueled by a healthy body. Diet and exercise are key to a healthy life.

So is stretching.  Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Stretch Your Way to Creativity

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5 Ways To Creativity and Productivity During The Holidays

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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.