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: Creative Business

Go Creative Means Go High: Find Your Mission

The American psychologist Jerome Kagan says meaning is “the human cobweb”. To know anything about spiders, you have to understand the one thing that makes them unlike all other insects: They make cobwebs. To know about human beings you have to understand that what we make is meaning. We attribute things and experience with an importance that is way above and beyond their objective value. We give ourselves over to certain feelings and ideas and dedicate time, energy and thought to weaving them into a web of significance. When we dedicate ourselves to something higher than ourselves, to improving life…

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go passionate
: Creative Business

Go Creative Means Go Passionate: Do What You Love To Do

Anybody can create anything they truly want, yes, but not everything they (think they) want. The key here is the word “truly”. True wants are not the false cravings and hankerings that lead towards frustration, disillusion and disappointment.  They are born from passion and lead us to growth, liberation and delight. But sometimes, discerning the difference isn’t easy. Our natural pattern of satisfying our own creative needs and allowing them to evolve through the various levels of living has been distorted. An unholy and unwholesome alliance between our own cravings and desires (con-state) and Western capitalism makes distinguishing between needs,…

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: Creative Business, Go Creative! Books

Creative Entrepreneurs and Money: My Interview by Joanna Penn

I was thrilled to be asked back on Joanna’s show for, what we realised was, my fourth time! It’s always a pleasure to talk with Joanna regardless of topic, but an even greater one when chatting about something as close to my heart as this – F-R-E-E Writing and my GoCreative! book series. Watch the interview to hear what we have to say about: F-R-E-E Writing – how to do it and how it benefits the writing process and creativity Your relationship with money – how it can dictate your success, or lack of – and an exercise that can help…

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creative routine
: Creative Business

The Importance of Creative Routine

The difference between a creative entrepreneur who produces regularly, and one who does not, is creative routine. My Creative Day Here’s how it goes for me, on a good creative day. I wake up around 6am and as soon as I can, ideally before thoughts start to rise, I go to the cushion for some inspiration meditation. Or sometimes, I’ll skip the cushion and do yoga nidhra instead, lying still in bed under the covers. One method or another, the intention is to hold thought at bay, to stay connected while awake to the create-state that’s elevated by sleep, to…

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Creative Use of The Subconscious Mind
: Creative Business

Creative Use of The Subconscious Mind

We access the unconscious mind, and the unconscious mind accesses us, through the subconscious. The conscious mind is a container, the unconscious mind is an ocean and the subconscious is a channel between the two. We ignore our subconscious most of the time, except when we notice insights or intuitions, vivid imaginings, day dreams or night dreams. These mental formations, that seem so different to everyday thought, arise from our subconscious which is always flowing, sorting, processing events and experiences and reactions. The subconsious is the workhorse of the creative mind, serving simultaneously as the mind’s processor and random access…

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

What Are Your Limiting Beliefs Creating? Know Your abcdeFs

TRY THIS: Map Your abcdeFs Make a map similar to the one pictured (Creativist Club members Can Download a printable map in the member zone) 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, My Attitudes Towards MyMIT*, fill in the blank, naming it: _____________________ * MyMIT = My Most Important Thing. Within each cloud, using a few words or a short sentence, write out any attitude you hold, good or bad, about this most important thing for you. Each attitude…

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: Creative Business, Creative Practice

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt: Creating Happy Holidays Part 2

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt explores your creative intentions for the holiday season. what do I want to achieve here? what do I want to express?  what is the challenge? does it come in the form of a problem? what exactly is the problem I am trying to solve? (go beyond your usual answer, especially if it’s in the shape of another person) where might this holiday take me? what might I make of it? What might it make of me? what is my definition of a successful outcome? what do I need to change to make that happen? You Can Buy A…

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: Creative Business, 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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: Creative Business, Go Creative! Show

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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what is f-r-e-e-writing
: Creative Business, Creative Practice, F-R-E-E Writing

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt: Collaboration for Creative (And Creativist) Success

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt explores how collaborating with someone else can lead to creative success Our theme this week is “Collaboration for Creative (And Creativist) Success.” 1) Think of a time when you joined with another to create something. It could be with your spouse to create your family. With your friend to make dinner. With a colleague on a shared project at work. With… Well you get the idea. With anyone, to make anything you’re now pleased about. F-R-E-E-write [i.e. write fast, raw and exact-but-easy] about how the two of you together sparked far more than the sum of your parts….

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