Yesterday I hosted a free class, Born to Create: Why Your Creative Play Is ESSENTIAL, Not Self-Indulgent, and the participants loved it so much, I decided to share it on the podcast!
- The surprising truth about why you feel resistance to the thing you love to do.
- How to make every creative block your friend.
- The unexpected science of how creative play affects the brain (you’ll never look at it the same way again!)
What you’ll hear here is an edited version, without the extended Q&A at the end, and none of the technical (and throat-clearing) issues of the live class.
If you’d like to see a video recording of the whole thing, warts and all, you can watch it here through January 24th.
And if it shifts something for you, join me in Creative Sandbox 101! Class starts on Monday.
Quotables from this Episode
Quotes from Melissa:
It is never self-indulgent to do something that restores your energy. (Click to tweet!)
Don’t beat yourself up; love yourself up! (Click to tweet!)
Quotes from others:
“When you have creative blocks, build a castle!” -SARK (Click to tweet!)
“Creative blocks are the building blocks of creation.” -Scott [Last name unknown]
“Don’t should on yourself!” -Unknown
Mentioned in this Episode
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It (affiliate link), by Kelly McGonigal
The Science of Willpower class at Stanford University
Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life (affiliate link), by Gregg Levoy
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself (affiliate link), by Kristin Neff
The Abundant Artist (affiliate link), Cory Huff’s awesome site and courses for artists who want to learn how to make a living from their art.
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Now go get creating!
PS — Join me for a week of joyful creating in Creative Sandbox 101, which starts on Monday, January 25th. Find your inner three-year-old again, and learn how to break the shackles of self-doubt and resistance once and for all.
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