Hey, creatives! How about a dose of inspiration this Friday? I’m the closing act at the Creativity Coaching Association’s special one-day Creativity Coaching Tele-Summit: “Catch the Creativity Wave: Success Strategies for Growing Creativity!” Listen to one or all five of the live talks — it’s all free on May 8, 2015! Details here. My session is:
Building a Real-Life Creative Practice
It’s the ultimate creative dream: The days stretch before you in a glorious string, ripe with creative opportunity because you have nothing else to do and nowhere else to be. No job, no kids, no partner, no responsibilities — just you and your creative work. But then, of course, we wake up. For most of us, the best we can do is shoehorn creative practice into an overflowing life. How do we do that, exactly? And is struggling to maintain a regular creative practice always a good idea? Let’s look at navigating creative work when life is full of competing demands.
I hope you’ll join us!
I’d love for you to join me for Transformational Tuesday, a free tele-call hosted by the Creativity Coaching Association on Tuesday, May 8 at 11:00 am eastern.
This live call is a conversation between Bev Down, CEO of the Creativity Coaching Association, and me, with Q&A from the audience (you, I hope!) on a topic I’ve been thinking about a lot lately: Living in the moment while working toward the future. Here’s the gist:
Goals are an essential part of turning dreams into reality. In order to avoid the pitfall of “Aim at nothing, and you’ll hit it every time,” we’re advised to get clear on what we want and visualize the ideal outcome. SMART goals (Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Based) help us develop our passions and accomplish what feels important. But we also know that living in the moment — being present and surrendering to right now — is key to reducing stress and finding peace. Sometimes our plans for reaching our goals seem incompatible with what shows up in the present. How do we navigate this apparent conflict?
While I’m preparing my thoughts for this tele-call, I’d love to hear about your experience navigating this issue. Do you feel caught between wanting to be where you are — and wanting to arrive at a future point? As a creative mother, you’re continually faced with putting your own goals on hold in the name of taking care of someone else. Are you able to stay in the moment and go with the flow even when obstacles seem to pile up, and the distance between you and your goal seems to widen? Whether this is something you grapple with or something you don’t, I’d love to work your experience into my program. Please comment on this blog post to share your perspective in advance.
May 8, 2012 @ 11:00 AM, Eastern Time
Dial-in Number: 1-218-936-4141
Participant Access Code: 8673879#
I hope to “see” you there!