By now, we know that inspiration is as much about showing up every day, as part of a routine, and doing the work of writing - even if it is for the wastebasket. But there are times when inspiration just hits. Are there things you can do that create fertile ground for inspiration? There are….and they exist in the everyday.
Today's episode is an impromptu musing on the state of coaching, for those of you who feel like you might benefit from it, or are yourselves in the coaching business.
in many ways, its a bit like being a therapist. People should find a good coach that is a balance of engaged and removed, that specializes in or can tailor an action plan to your particular learning style, and that they trust and like.
Once you've found that, I love to see clients eat up the learning. So often, I take for...
As i work with many leaders in development, there is one thing that trips up more people than any other factor - and with each passing year, I see more and more of it.
I call it FABJ - Fear, Anger, Bitterness, and Jealousy - but these things are all byproducts of one thing. Feeling not good enough. We all suffer from these feelings, but if you are a leader....you have to learn how to handle or manage them.
Most deeply creative people know that you simply have to show up ever day - inspiration will never just come and pay a visit. So how do you show up every day? You schedule. it.
In this episode, I discuss my daily routine for capturing creative thoughts and then filtering them and refining them into finished product. Lots of tips and tricks in this one - hope you find it valuable!
One of the challenges of being a modern artist is that there’s a lot to do in a day. Your art might be your side hustle, so there’s a full time job, family, friends, and daily life all competing for attention with your core offering - your creativity. How can you get ultra productive and disciplined, and what do you do if you’re stuck…..unmotivated and blocked?
On this show we cover the fundamentals - be visionary, get focused, work hard, get gritty, always improve. That’s general advice, and those fundamentals are lifelong lighthouses - you should seek to study and perfect your ability to live those values every day. But how do you actually achieve stuff?
If you’ve been listening for a while, you know I’m big on service. To review, service is the thing that validates your vision. Without service, a vision can be nothing more than a wishlist….a catalog of benefits that only accrue to you. Service ensures that you know exactly who your vision serves, how, and most importantly, why. So how do I figure out what that is if I’m just an ordinary, everyday person? That’s this week on the Fuse Chamber Podcast.
I used to be one of those people who struggled with consistent creativity. You’ve heard me repeat that the secret to having good ideas is to have lots of them….so I prefer to take the disciplined work approach to getting a reliable creativity flow.
If you’re busy, especially if you are working on a day job to sponsor your passion, and you have family and social commitments the blend in there too…it can seem almost impossible to find time to create awesome core content, let alone marketing content. But I have really good news for you. That’s this week on the Fuse Chamber podcast.
I want to do more. To be more. I get the feeling that maybe I could, or just that I should try to live a life more in line with my passions and principles. But I can literally feel myself getting in my own way. It’s like watching a movie of myself - I see it happening, I know its not good, but I do it anyway. What’s going on?
Being a team of one is extremely difficult. I never recommend shortcuts but there is something to be said for efficiency, and maximizing your time and investment. Here are five essential things that you need to do if you are producing your own marketing and content in support of your art and business.