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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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Creative Living: F-R-E-E Writing, Maps For Creative Living

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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Walk Up To The Go Creative! Show Episode 15: Milestones & Turning Points: Your Creative & Creativist History

This week the show is all about going back to look at your history with your “significant something”, whatever it is you most want to make. Sondra Turnbull, Moderator of The Creativist Club Studio, has stepped forward to say her creative intention is to make more money while doing what she loves. And we’re going to take Sondra through the same process offered to each member of the club. On Sunday, we set the scene for the pre-intention phase, by looking back at Sondra’s money history: her parent’s relationship with money and her own milestones and turning points. And then we set her off to…

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Creative Living: Go Creative! Show, uncategorized

Walk Up To The Go Creative! Show Episode 14: The Principles of Conscious Creation

This week the show is all about the principles of conscious creation. As many of you know, I’m working on the Creativist Club with moderator Sondra Turnbull and over the coming weeks, we are going to be talking you through the process of what happens as somebody takes a creative intention through the process of conscious creation, as supported by the club. Sondra’s going to be bringing her own intention through the process, for us all to observe and learn from. On Sunday, to set the scene, I’m talking about setting good intentions, diving deep, honing focus, going public, turning…

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How To Turn Failure Into Creative Failure: The Go Creative! Show Episode 13

“Try, fail, try again, fail better.” Samuel Beckett’s advice is the topic of today’s show. Yes we all fail but it’s what we do with the fail that counts. In this week’s show, I share two of my recent “fails” – each of which warranted a different response – and how I dealt with them. And look at how to turn our response to failure away from doubt or despair to making it work as part of the process. And we also have Sondra, Creativist Club Studio Moderator, dropping by to get some more answers to your questions about the…

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Creative Living: Be More Creative

Be More Creative With Bruce Springsteen: On Keeping Creative Faith

“We’re all honorary citizens of that primal forest, and our burdens and weaknesses always remain. They are an ineradicable part of ourselves; they are our humanity. But when we bring light, the day becomes ours and their power to determine our future is diminished. This is the way it works. The trick is, you can only brighten the forest from beneath the canopy of its trees . . . from within. To bring the light, you must first make your way through the bramble-filled darkness. Safe travels!” Excerpt From: Born to Run

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Creative Living

Season’s Greetings (and some gifts for you)

I have some gifts — three freebies and three discount offers — that I hope will put a smile on your face this holiday season. All of these make a good gift for yourself — or to pass on to a friend who is interested in such things. THREE FREEBIES  FREE EBOOK: A Compendium For Creativists This is an anthology of advice for creatives and creativists and anyone interested in conscious creation: Get your free book here   FREE MOTIVATOR MAIL: Weekly creative reminder Each week through the year, I send a motivator mail on Mondays with maps and logs…

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Creative Living: Creative Practice, F-R-E-E Writing

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt: What We Leave Behind

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt explores how we think about ourselves and the legacy we’ll leave TRY THIS: WRITE YOUR OBITUARY a) Sit in stillness and quiet, with your notebook open before you, your pen beside it. For two full minutes, sit with silence, letting your breathing become progressively slower and deeper. Prepare to write fast, raw and exact-but-easy. Let your thoughts rest, waiting to begin. b) Write a one-page obituary for yourself, beginning with the sentence: “The death has occurred of _____________” (your name). Write it in the third person, as objectively as you can, what a journalist might write if you…

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On The Go Creative! Show This Week: Collaboration For Creative Succcess

Today, in the creative living segment, I’m introducing Sondra Turnbull, (of Goddess Kindled) who will moderate the upcoming creativist club, launching in January. In creative publishing, we hear the three most significant publishing stories for authors in the past month from Porter Anderson. And creative writing in this show focusses on how to write haiku. It’s a fun habit — join me on Instagram to see mine — and guaranteed to bring more creative presence into your days. You can find out more about the show, read the transcript and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or YouTube on the Show Page.

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