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Posts In This Category Are About Applying The Creative Process To Everyday Life

Creative Living: Productivity For Creative People

The Key Question For Artists And Creatives

Are you creating mostly for you or mostly for others? At ALLi, all the advice in our guidebooks, online conferences and other education assumes that the writer reading them wants to entertain, inform or inspire others. Ideally, as many others as possible. But not all do. Some writers just want the joy and pleasure of writing. It’s completely valid for a writer, an artist, or any kind of creative, to create only in order to create. Nothing is more valid, more pure than making your stuff, your way, for yourself. TRY THIS: Creating For Self Where do you fall, on a…

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Creative Living: Monday Motivator

Your Monday Motivator: Setting Your Core Intention

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mail is “Setting Your Core Intention” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer,  conventional world is strong, with ever more distractions, so we all need reminding to turn inwards, and focus on what we most truly want. This is a weekly reminder to do just that. I share what I’m making this week and tips, tools and techniques from the Go Creative! books to motivate and inspire you, together with the latest episode of the Go Creative! Show, a free-writing prompt around our theme…

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Walk Up To The Go Creative! Show Episode 19: Setting Your Core Intention

This week’s Go Creative! Show sees the last of this series about the pre-intention phase of the creative process. setting a creative intention Sondra has been talking us through her experience of setting a clear money intention to get her financial life where she wants it to be.  Ready now, after some weeks of preparation, to set her core intention, she is surprised to find the intention she finally sets isn’t one of her Significant Seven wants, nor one of her Top Three. We discuss how change is the only constant in the creative process and how, in the words of the…

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What Are Your Limiting Beliefs Creating? Know Your abcdeFs

TRY THIS: Map Your abcdeFs Download The Attitudes Map here Sit in stillness and quiet, letting your breathing become progressively slower and deeper. Prepare to write fast, raw and exact-but-easy. Let your thoughts rest, waiting to begin. In the central cloud, fill in the blank: My Attitudes Towards__[MSS]____, your MSS = your Most Significant Something, what you intend to create. Within each cloud, using a few words or a short sentence, write out any attitude you hold around your MSS, good or bad. Each attitude is linked it to the central circle with a line, so that when you’ve filled…

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Your Monday Motivator: What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits” 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…

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The Go Creative! Show Episode 17: What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits

Some ideas on how to overcome creative challenges. In this week’s show Sondra finds putting out her intention around creating more money has brought her to “a bit of a downward dip” and together we tackle that by looking at the essential wants behind her Creative Wish-List. We also touch on the attitudes, beliefs, concepts, denials, expectations and Fears (abcdeFs)that underlie our lives and give rise to inevitable emotional challenges when we’re consciously creating. Engaging with the essential wants gives Sondra a fresh perspective and a wish to uncover her own deeper, more essential wants. You can find out more about…

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In this week’s Go Creative! Show Sondra finds putting out her intention around creating more money has brought her to “a bit of a downward dip”. She and I tackle that by looking at the essential wants behind her Creative Wish-List. We also touch on the attitudes, beliefs, concepts, denials, expectations and Fears (abcdeFs) that underlie a creative intention and give rise to inevitable emotional challenges when we’re consciously creating. Engaging with the essential wants gives Sondra a fresh perspective and a wish to uncover her own deeper, more essential wants. I’ll also be talking briefly about Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference organized…

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Your Monday Motivator: Making A Creative Wish List

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “Making A Creative Wish List” 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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The Go Creative! Show Episode 16: Making A Creative Wish List

How a creative wish list can help the creative process. In this week’s show we’re talking about wants, wishes, cravings, longings, yearnings and desires. What is the difference between a want that yields a creative response and one that creates frustration or disappointment? And how does desire connect to creative intention and the creative process? Sondra Turnbull has been working on her creative wish list and she drops by to tell us what she learned.. You can find out more about the show, read the transcript and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or YouTube on the Show Page. If you want to…

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Walk Up To The Go Creative! Show Episode 16: Making A Creative Wish List

This week’s Go Creative! Show is all about wants, wishes, cravings, longings, yearnings and desires — and the creations that arise from them. What is the difference between a want that yields a creative response and one that creates frustration or disappointment? And how does desire connect to creative intention and the creative process? Orna talks about the process of writing a Creative Wishlist and Sondra has been working on her Wish-List, in relation to creating more money in her life. She drops by to tell us what she learned. The show will enable you to try this fun but highly…

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