Let’s just say that my backyard is not as well-tended as it could be. But if I decided to get all Sunset and Gardener’s World, it could totally rock.
All it would take is commitment.
But the real key is ongoing commitment, right? A one-time garden clean-up would be great for a short time, but it would leave me with a weedy, overgrown garden again in just a few weeks or months. A really awesome garden requires, err, regular gardening.
That’s how your creative life is like my backyard.
It might be weedy and neglected, or it might be flourishing and thriving. It all depends on how consistently you commit (and re-commit) to tending it.
There’s no magic formula (even if it looks from the outside like other people have one). It’s simply a matter of just committing and re-committing. Over. And. Over. Again.
Watch the video for the 3D version.
(And tell me, am I the only one who didn’t quite get this concept for way too long?)
The challenge, of course, is that life seems to conspire to dissipate our commitments.
Unless you’re superhuman, you need tools and support to keep bringing your focus back to what’s important. To keep you following your Bliss(es).
- People who get you and support you.
- Books, music, blogs, magazines that inspire you.
- Tried and true techniques to get you creating.
- Places to go for cheering-on and encouragement.
It helps beyond measure just to have loving attention from other people who believe in you. Who can listen, offer feedback, help you suss out for yourself what is going to be best for you.
It also helps beyond measure to have someone else holding you accountable for your commitments to yourself.
Which is exactly why I’m starting up (drumroll, please)…
The Very First Ever Creative Ignition Circle!
It’s finally here! A private group coaching mastermind facilitated by yours truly. (Can you tell I’m excited?)
Creative Ignition Circles are limited to 4 people only. (At the time of this writing, I’ve got just one space left in the evening group, fyi.) If you’re at all intrigued, click here for the full scoop. The first private phone meeting is August 17.
A Secret Facebook Group has already been created just for Circle members, and I’m getting practically giggly thinking about the goodies I have in store for them. (Shhh!) Members are emailing to let me know that joining the Circle has already created a shift. Laureen wrote:
I joined up, and all of a sudden I feel new energy and like there are new futures waiting.
Yep, that’s what happens when you take your creative self seriously.
Imagine, two months of focused attention to help charge your creative engines and keep you re-committing and moving forward.
What could you accomplish? How might something like this affect the garden that is your creative life?
PS – If you’d like more info on the upcoming Circles, click here. If you’d like to get on the advance notice list to get first dibs on the next Creative Ignition Circle, click here.