“I finally broke out of the commercial work and did my real creative work!”
“I thought was too old… but I finally finished my novel–and it will be published this year.”
“After years of trying, I finished my TV pilot.”
“Last year, I only finished two pieces–this year, it was twenty!”
Do you want to look back on 2020 and say these words?
You can–even if you’ve tried heroically to reach your creative goals… but haven’t succeeded.
The truth is, you CAN turn your creative visions into reality.
There are just a few reasons people don’t reach their creative goals:
#1: They don’t know what to do or how to do it.
For this one, all you need is information and guidance–someone to listen to what you want and help you lay out the steps. (Sometimes this lack of knowledge is the problem and you don’t even know it—you just feel intimidated or uncertain, and you’re holding back.)
#2: They can’t get through the blocks
There are basically five kinds of blocks that can stop you.
* Physical blocks, like not having enough time, money, energy, or space to do your creative work.
* Emotional blocks, like fear, anxiety, or self-criticism.
* What I call “energetic blocks”—not having the courage, determination, passion, or “fire in the belly” to get it done.
* Mental blocks, or beliefs like “I can’t do it,” “I can’t be an artist and a good parent,” “It’s impossible to make money as a writer/musician/artist,” and “People will laugh at me.”
* Spiritual blocks: Not trusting yourself to make decisions, or not knowing how to listen to your inner guidance.
All these problems can be solved.
They can seem overwhelming when you consider them all at once, but for each problem, there is a solution.
Even the blocks you’ve had for years, the ones that seem like octopuses with so many waving tentacles, are things you can get through. Truly.
#3: They don’t have the right support—someone who can guide them through the blocks and help them keep going when “stuff comes up.”
Support is the #1 factor that separates struggle from success.
Personally, I could not have gotten where I am (in my creative work, business, and life) without a LOT of support. These days, I work with at least one coach/mentor, and often up to three or four at a time (because different coaches have different strengths, and I’m a big believer in getting all the support I need).
I’ve spent well over $100,000 on my own personal development and training, and I attribute a huge part of my success to that.
Without coaching support, it’s easy to get stuck in your own limitations. We all have them, and unless we identify them and find ways to grow beyond them, we tend to repeat the same patterns over and over, with the same unsatisfying results.
I’ve been helping people do their creative work for years, and I can assure you of two things: 1) you’re not alone, and 2) you can get past what’s blocking you.
The truth is, what blocks you is similar to what blocks everyone else—and these blocks are things you can get through.
(Yes, what gets in your way is yours alone because you’re a unique person with your own individual history and soul, but all blocks have common elements—and solutions.)
Other people have gotten through obstacles like yours. They’ve started doing their true creative work—and thriving. And you can too. You just have to decide—truly decide, like a commitment to your soul—that you will.
P.S. Want to create your breakthrough masterpiece this year? Email me and ask about the CREATE! Mastermind.