Conscious Surrender: Reflections on Jeff Goins’ The Art of Work

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  My call to write came as a whisper. A small, gentle brushing against my skin. It didn’t show up as a conscious desire to write, but rather a desire for something more. I became conscious of this call when I was in a job that felt stagnant. I felt uncreative, depressed, and out of sync with my […]

4 Ways to Turn Comparison into Powerful Creative Fuel

Comparison can kill your creativity. It can stop your writing in its tracks. When the comparison bug hits, you feel small, deflated, uncomfortable and uninspired. Comparison makes you doubt your ability, your message and all that you originally felt driven and inspired by. Comparison can make us play small. So let’s change that… Read more at […]

My Advice for Aspiring Writers

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There I was, fresh out of college. With an English degree in my hand, and big, earnest plans to write, I stepped out into the world. However, keeping that energy up, doing the work–all while figuring out how to pay the bills and survive in the real world–was not always easy. Because I have been […]

The 15 Best Quotes to Awaken Your Creativity

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You are innately full of creativity and inspiration, however there are days when you can feel uninspired or out of sync with your creativity spark. When in this space, the world might seem a bit grey or dull. And, you hope to see things with fresh eyes and in full color. To do so, it is helpful to turn to the writers, the […]

A Survival Guide to Creative Ruts

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When I get in a fight with myself it is not always pretty. Often the altercation is a verbal one. An inner dialog rooted in doubt and fear about expressing myself through my writing. In those moments, I must fight to move forward, to stand up for my idea and inspiration. I must fight to […]

The Secret to Finding the Time to Write

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We could all use extra time to write. Writing takes time and energy. That space in your day doesn’t always feel possible. Rather you experience your day rushing by. I have been there. Before committing to a writing practice, I would go to bed thinking that tomorrow would be the day to begin. Tomorrow would come and […]

5 Minutes to Your Next Blog Post Idea (+ Worksheet)

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When was the last time you had the opportunity to spend a day writing, with the time to be inspired by the natural rhythm of your creativity? It’s probably been a while. Our days are busy, our lives fly by and the hope to write at the pace of a Parisian cafe, is often a romantic day dream. […]

Declutter to Increase Creativity and Productivity

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Before writing this article I cleaned my desk, I shut all drawers, and I recycled paper that had built up over the last few days. In fact, each time I sit down to write, I organize the space around me. It helps me think and helps me feel like my creativity is supported by my […]

The Counter Intuitive Way to Gain Clarity & Focus

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  Do you ever feel foggy about what to write or how to go forward? I do at times. In fact, I was feeling this way right before writing this article. Here’s what happened. Although I was excited and motivated to get writing, none of the ideas I had felt quite right to go forward […]

How to Get Up When Criticism Gets You Down

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Recently a reader of a guest post of mine pointed out that I had made some grammatical errors in the article and if I were to write about writing I better get my editing skills up to par. Upon reading this, I crumpled. A heaviness seized in my chest and gut. I felt shame, felt […]