If you’ve been following me for awhile, you may have noticed the big changes happening here on the Living A Creative Life site.
I do tend to dive right in the deep end, and now I realize it’s high time for an explanation. So let me back up and fill you in.
I started my blog to chart my journey to follow my evolving Bliss(es) and create the life I really, really wanted. At the World Domination Summit two weekends ago, more than one speaker talked about how human beings are hard-wired to want to be of service, and from the start of this journey my overarching goal has been to be of service to other people who want to follow their own evolving Bliss(es).
The best way for any of us to do that is to utilize not just our gifts, but our most precious gifts, (as Danielle LaPorte would call them). To hang out in our “genius zone” (as Laura Roeder would put it). As I’ve gotten more clear about what my most precious gifts and genius zone actually are, I’ve been focusing my writing and my offerings more clearly around those gifts.
I’ve always known that I need to create, and I’ve always felt called to help other people get creating too. Although the ways in which I do that are many and varied (me being a Multi-Passionate, after all!), those, in a nutshell, are my most precious gifts.
Another thing that Danielle LaPorte said at WDS is that we come to our edge either through a desire to be of service, or through a desire to self-express. Sitting in the audience, it occurred to me that when I’m at my best, everything I do springs from both desires merging into one.
The art that I create, I create from the desire to self-express, AND the desire to be of service – to inspire YOU to create.
When I sing a funny song I wrote, my desire is both to self-express, AND to be of service – to make you laugh, or think or feel more deeply.
When I write a blog post, I write from the desire to self-express, AND the desire to be of service – to make you smile, or think differently, or make a change in your life.
Although this journey has been ongoing (after all, I’ve been on it for as long as I’ve been alive), in the past couple of months I have gained clarity at a turbocharged pace. (Action Studio and WDS in 4 weeks will do that to a girl.) And ever the impatient-to-get-stuff-done type, I’ve made a mad dash to translate that internal clarity into my external world.
So I dove head first into the deep end (as I’m wont to do) and in one fell swoop I:
- changed the look and feel of my site
- changed the tagline
- changed my offerings
Whew! Only now, stopping to take a breath, do I realize that it would be have been awfully cool if I’d, oh, maybe asked your opinion on my tagline, for example!
Lesson learned. But let me ask you now: What do you like about the new site? And what would you like to see from me next?
I’m brewing some stuff up that I think you’ll like, but I want to hear from you: How can I best be of service?
That’s the question I’m asking myself, and it’s the question I’m asking you. I’d adore it if you’d share your responses below.