Your goal for day 4: OWN the fact that this is YOU deciding to move forward The decision to carve out time and attention to make your work is a breathtaking act of ego. You’re saying, “I don’t care what everyone else thinks I should be doing with my time. I know this is what…

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Your goal for Day 3: Identify what external factors (people and resources) stand in the way of your progress & make a plan to address them Just as when we addressed your time use, when considering your time/attention budget for people in your life, you may need to consolidate activities, you may need to choose not…

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Your goal for Day 2: Identify the structural impediments in your life and make a plan to resolve them. “Structural impediments”? What the heck does that mean? How, exactly, are distractions examples of “structural impediments”? Well, when you fall into distraction rather than focusing on the creative project you dearly want to finish, there are…

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Your goal for Day 1: Choose to focus on a single creative goal to accelerate your progress No doubt, if you’re here on this page, you’ve been struggling for a while to get traction on your self-generated creative work. You probably have a backlog of projects you’d like to work on. That’s kind of at…

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Why you procrastinate, and how to stop Since you did the What’s Stopping You? checklist, you know you’re staring at least a few big obstacles between you and getting your hooks into your creative work. But what can you do about it? Each of those checklist questions represents a dilemma: a situation where there are…

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This is a collection of possibly-useful bits of information and images that you can use in your own social media posts, blog posts, or casual conversations! BASIC STATS Title/subtitle Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life   Social media handles/links Twitter: @jccabel Instagram: @visiblewoman  [who is that dude…

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