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Creative Living: Be More Creative, Monday Motivator Mail

Your Monday Motivator: Collaboration For Creative Success

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is Collaboration For Creative Success. Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want to create. This weekly reminder is full of tips and techniques to motivate and inspire you – and offers simple creative maps and tools to help you prioritize what’s most important to you this week. I’ll also bring news about what I’m creating myself right now, offer a free-writing prompt around our…

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Your Monday Motivator: Don’t Think, Just Do!

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “Don’t Think, Just Do!” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want to create. This weekly reminder is full of tips and techniques to motivate and inspire you – and offers simple creative maps and tools to help you prioritize what’s most important to you this week. I’ll also bring news about what I’m creating myself right now, offer a free-writing prompt around our theme…

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Your Monday Motivator: Defining Creative Success

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout, which goes out each Monday morning to creatives and creativists worldwide, is: what is creative success, for you?   If you’d like to join the mailout group, just click the pic. (You’ll also get a free book!)

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Your Monday Motivator: Overview of Self-Publishing

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout, which goes out each Monday morning to creatives and creativists worldwide, is an overview of self-publishing. We were live from the Publishing Perspectives stage at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Porter Anderson and I ran a session called “An Overview of Self-Publishing 2016”. We looked at where the current wave of self-publishing came from, where it is going to and give lots of tips for aspiring and established author-publishers. And in the final segment of the show, I explain why we devote a monthly slot on the Go Creative! Show to self-publishing…

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Your Monday Motivator: What’s Your Mind Mode?

This theme of this week’s motivator mail, which goes out each Monday morning to creatives and creativists worldwide, is the seven mind-modes that operate within us all. Think of a mind mode as a lens through which you view and approach your life, the filter through which you create whatever you’re making: other people, work and play, money and values, the universe and beyond. Your existence and its meaning. The seven mind modes run from tribal to transcendent, and each of them sees and creates life very differently. We pass through each of these mind modes many times a day, but at a…

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Your Monday Motivator: Forming Good Creative Habits

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is the importance of forming good creative habits. Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want to create. This weekly reminder is full of tips and techniques to motivate and inspire you — and offers simple creative maps and tools to help you prioritize what’s most important to you this week. I’ll also bring news about what I’m creating myself right now, offer a free-writing prompt around our theme of the week, and…

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Life Tells You How To Live It…

I went to see Asif Kapadia’s movie Amy on Saturday night, a documentary about the life and death of Amy Winehouse. The movie is well done, and tells a classic “destructive-creative” story, pretty much what you imagine Amy’s life to have been like, reading between the lines that were sold to us by the tabloids. The movie is an indictment of those tabloids, and everyone else — comedians, gossip columnists — who seemed to take a twisted pleasure in her slow suicide. And of those closest to her who didn’t just fail to help but exacerbated her self-laceration. The husband who was…

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Our Wound Is our Way

Continuing our A-Z of Creative Intelligence, W is for wounds. The psychic ones, cut in childhood, from which all the others seep.
This is a long post, so you may want to get a cup of coffee and relax over reading it. I know, I know you’re very busy. Nothing like the word ‘wound’ to get us remembering all the things we have to do… Or that we need a drink… Or a visit to the online casino.

But anyone who is seriously engaged in creating anything needs an understanding of psychological and emotional wounds and how they operate.

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