When you are trying to reach your life goals, getting the work done is not the key problem. The problem is, WHICH work?
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Building a healthy creative practice is SELF CARE. It’s the best kind of self care, the kind that builds you up from the inside.
I’m a cartoonist and a writer. I do this work because I have something I want to communicate. Communicating that (and continuing to produce it) requires selling it, and so selling it is part of the job. Shakespeare had to sell theater tickets. DaVinci had to sell paintings. Dickens had to sell magazines. Being in the business of selling my work does not suddenly make me a “business person.” It makes me an artist.
I’m finally working on my book about creative focus: how to get your self-generated creative work done. Find out what that looks like from the inside.
Obviously, one can be overburdened with things that need doing, and that can make getting creative work done very difficult.
But it’s not actually freedom from all the things that makes the work possible.
How did Jamie Berger go from nothing to having a podcast on the air, and in continuous production, in under three months?
Michael’s biggest takeaway from the Creative Focus Workshop was breaking a project down to stages, and then tracking weekly. “I know exactly what to do in the time I want to spend on making art. There’s always something specific to do. You don’t have to wonder and get lost in it.”
Do you have Idea Debt that you fear you ll never get a handle on? May I introduce you to Michi Mathias, proud author of a brand new book, 15 years in the making.
When you take a break from your creative work, whether voluntarily or not, it can feel almost impossible to rev up your creative momentum. Here’s how (free worksheet).
Tidy your brain-closets to make space to focus on your creative work.