Life as a Creative

tips and advice for the creative personality.

How to Communicate: For People and Artists

People tend to believe that good communication is about knowing what you want to say. And that is certainly an important step. If you’re not clear on the message, it’ll be hard to deliver it. But this is only one step in successful communication. I’ve heard others say that good communication is about listening. I …

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Life Comes With You, So Bring Your Journey Mentality

The pursuit of a long-term dream takes work and persistence, and a whole lot of keeping your eye on the prize. Because of that, we can unknowingly create expectations that are unrealistic – something along the lines of “I can’t wait to finally get there so I can relax and know everything is fine.” Hooked …

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Obstacles to Confident Performances, Part 3: Social Chameleon

After performance anxiety and imposter syndrome, the next top hurdle between many folks and their ability to perform confidently in life is being a social chameleon.  The term social chameleon refers to a person who unconsciously adapts traits, actions, opinions, etc. to fit whatever environment they find themselves in – the way a chameleon changes …

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Obstacles to Confident Performances, Part 2: Imposter Syndrome

My last post was the first in a three-post series discussing three common demons that get in the way between us and our best everyday performances in life. In this post, I want to talk about imposter syndrome. I’ll start by sharing my personal dance with demon number two. My path toward a life of …

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Obstacles to Confident Performances, Part 1: Performance Anxiety.

This post is the first in a three-post series, covering the most prevalent culprits that stand between people and their best-performing selves. I have dealt with all three to varying degrees and at various times in my life. So have many others, maybe including you. They are performance anxiety, imposter syndrome, and the social chameleon. …

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Stop Playing Their Game: Our Journey to Nomad Life

For a while now, there’s been a growing financial divide in the United States. On one side of this abyss folks are getting wealthier and wealthier. On the other side, it’s been harder and harder to live a financially secure and peaceful life. There are many political, social, and moral reasons for this, none of …

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