You’re a writer, cartoonist, visual artist, audio producer, filmmaker, academic—or in some other demanding creative field—who needs to produce work on a schedule without destroying your life in the process.
…Or you’re a serious amateur and you can’t figure out why it’s so hard to make your true love of your work manifest.
AND you have a complicated life full of responsibilities that you truly care about, possibly including a full-time job (that you may even like and want to keep!), a partner, children, aging parents, community commitments, or political involvements...
…but nonetheless you continue to feel the pull make your self-generated creative work.
You know you’re staring down at least a few big obstacles between you and really sinking your hooks into your creative work.
But what can you do about it?
You're facing dilemmas: situations where there are several options, all of which carry serious, non-negligible, competing trade-offs.
In the Creative Compass FREE 5-day minicourse, you’ll examine each of those dilemmas, figure out what exactly the stakes are, and make conscious decisions.
Decide you will take control and change course definitively.
Stake your claim on your single most important creative priority, and be confident that you’ve made the right choice.
Rein in habits and distractions that derail you time after time.
Create a plan to work through the potential real-world conflicts you’ll confront to achieve your goal, whether that means delineating the financial consequences, or having a strategy to deal with people who stand in your way.
Face down your fears and discipline your inner bully who tells you your work isn’t worth it.
Make the plan concrete. Demote your “aspirational to-do lists” and set specific expectations for your days.
At the end of five days you’ll have built a personalized plan for how to move forward with your creative work.
Even better: you’ll have an actual calendar for the next days or weeks that reflects your highest priorities.
I’m Jessica Abel. I’m a cartoonist and author, and I help creative people with big ideas to get past procrastination and anxiety, and get on with the business of making their potentially transcendent, game-changing creative work real in the world.