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Cultivating the Create State

This is Part Eleven in the Power of Creative Intention series. Read Part Ten here.  As well as ignorance of the creative process, one of the main reasons we see our projects flounder, is that we are not trained in how to access the deep power of our creative mind. Conscious creation is not about working relentlessly to meet goals. Though effort is needed, it’s not the conventional effort of striving, stress, or strain. To choose the creative way is to acknowledge that though, yes, we frame our intentions, it’s our subconscious mind that does most of the heavy lifting. That’s…

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Creative Coaching Tip 99: Overwhelm? Divide Your Project Into Seven

Mapping Your Intention You already worked out how long your project will take. Now, if your creative intention is a big one, your aim is divide it down and down and down again. Until you have a map for the seven months ahead and you know what you need to make in each month to see it from desire to done. There’s a map for that [download below]! Doing this exercise is intensely clarifying. It always makes us feel better as we dissolve confusion and overwhelm and regain creative control. A month is a manageable amount of time to hold in…

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Creativists: Make This A Creative Week: Go Creative Monday Motivator

This week, as we move from August to September, and I emerge, blinking, from the deep writing cave, I’ve been thinking about the most creative way to work. You’ll find lots here on the blog about that at the moment. So what are you creating this week? Each Monday I send a creative motivator email to remind us to reconnect with what’s most important to us. If you’d like to receive this weekly mailout, just click the pic. (You’ll also get a free book!) And check out those creative work posts: Go Creative Tip: Do Your Number One Thing First Go…

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Go Creative Tip: Do Your Number One Thing First

I begin every work day, by giving 90 minutes to my writing. No matter what else is going on. If I have to attend something early in the morning (though I avoid this by only setting appointments for the afternoon) I get up 90 minutes earlier. This is the creative principle of First Things First When I started doing some years ago, after reading the advice online, it changed everything for me. Everybody has things they want you to do, including your con-mind. I get more done during that first 90 minutes work period of the day, and feel more satisfied…

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Creativists: Make This A Creative Week: Go Creative Monday Motivator

So what are you creating this week? Each Monday I send a creative motivator email to remind us to reconnect with what’s most important to us. If you’d like to receive this weekly mailout, just click the pic. (You’ll also get a free book!) The creative intention series that’s just finished here on the blog helps you to set great intentions that you’ll love taking to completion. It also offers lots of maps and downloads, tips and tools that help you get into creative flow. If you haven’t tapped into the series, it starts here. If you already receive the Monday Motivator, or have…

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Power of Creative Intention Part 10: Involving Others

This is Part Ten of the Creative Intention series. Part Nine is here. Series begins here. So now you have your creative intention. You’ve written it down, slept on it, satisfied yourself that this is the one. Once you’ve really absorbed that you mean it, it’s time to make it known to some trusted others. There are a number of good reasons to do this: it embeds the intention for you, ensures you are serious, helps to hold you accountable. Alas there are nay-sayers in this world. And when it comes to conscious creation, some of those nay-sayers may be the people we most…

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Power of Creative Intention Part 9: Stating Your Intention

This is Part Nine in the Creative Intention series. Read Part Eight here. Series begins here You now have one creative intention that stands out from all other possible intentions. We’re almost there.  Look back over the maps you’ve done. Acknowledge again what you’ve created in your life that you love. This gives you the right consciousness of your role in the process, to take forward into this new creation. If you look back you see that you couldn’t have created all the good things in life by yourself but also that you played your part in bringing them about. With that…

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Power of Creative Intention Part 7: Choosing True Wants

This is Part Seven in the Power of Creative Intention Series. Read Part Six here. Series starts here. Now you’ve accumulated a very long list of wants, needs, desires, cravings, urges, nice-to-haves, it’s time to choose and select. Contrary to what many “Law” of Attraction gurus preach, conscious creation is not about accumulating more and more, it’s about selection: choice and commitment. Go through your long list and begin to cross off the maybe-somedays and yeah-whatevers. Your aim is to be left with seven options on your list: to make your millions, meet your mate, boost your business, write your…

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What's Wrong With Critics

If I ruled the world (Part 11): There would be no such job as critic. We’d have appreciators instead. They’d be creative listeners in the deepest sense, more alert to the intentions of the creator than to their own prejudices and wishes for the work. And they wouldn’t be allowed to evaluate anything until they’d achieved something comparable themselves. “I was a critic and I wish I could take it all back,” says author, publisher and education activist, Dave Eggers, “because it Read More

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