Lesson 1: Creative 360: Today
You’ll plunge into your Creative 360 as soon as you log into the course. Learn what you are actually doing with your time, and then making conscious decisions about how to change that baseline, is at the core of the CFW.
Lesson 2: Creative 360: Yesterday (Idea Debt)
Dig deep and pull together all the things you’ve told yourself you want to be doing, then figure out which come closest to building the future you want to build.
Lesson 3: Creative 360: Yesterday (Creative Conditions)
Investigate the conditions that create the most supportive environment for you to create so that you can build in the support you need for your creative practice to run smoothly.
Lesson 4: Creative 360: Yesterday (Open Loops)
Clear the decks—create the literal and mental space to get to work. You don’t need to be playing whack-a-mole with your to-do list while also trying to focus on your work!
Lesson 5: Creative 360: Tomorrow (Vision Quest)
Embrace your ambition: think big and allow yourself to imagine the life you truly want to build with your creative work. Define “success” for yourself so that you’ll know when you’re on the right track.
Lesson 6: Creative 360: Tomorrow (One Goal)
Comb through your Idea Inventory to choose the project and milestone that offers the fastest path to your personal vision of success.
The Creative 24/7/365
How you’ll focus, finish, and move on to the next project. Over and over again.
You’ll build your CFW system with a set of tactical modules that walk you step-by-step through breaking down your overwhelming (-ly awesome!) projects, and building a support system to see you through to the triumphant launch of your work into the world.
Plus: a special module designed to help you wrestle down the self-doubt that can cripple your best efforts—because when you start making real progress, that can really trigger your inner critic…but we will not let it stop you!
Instead, with the comprehensive support of your cohort in the CFW, you’ll face down that doubt and forge onward, marking tangible, concrete progress on your work, and proving to yourself and the world that you’re the real thing!
Lesson 7: The Should Monster
Triage your self-sabotage, making clear decisions about which “shoulds” belong to you (and what to do about them) and which come from somewhere/someone else…and create a written plan as an offramp for that nagging voice when it shows up.
Lesson 8: Building the Project Path
If you’ve chosen the right goal, it’s going to be a stretch…which means you probably don’t quite know how you’re going to get there. In lesson 8, distinguish between tasks and projects so you can avoid overwhelm. And utilize the key technique for building anxiety-free daily creative practice into your life even when (especially when) you’re working without a deadline.
Lesson 9: The Aligned Week
Now that you’ve begun to break your ambitious goals down to a doable scale, the next step is to make sure they take up actual space in your life, that is, blocks of time on your calendar. In Lesson 9, use the principle of integration to weigh your choices of how to use your time, and devote more time to your creative work.
Lesson 10: Upgrade Your (Life) Operating System
You may feel like “organization” is out of reach for you. But the core of this module is that you already use systems…they just need an upgrade. So just as we have with every other step in the CFW process, you’ll start by identifying what you already have in your life, what’s working…and what’s not. And we’ll take it from there.
Lesson 9: Review: The Key is the Trust
In the long run, having built a system around what you need is only half the battle. The other half (the other 90%, if I’m being honest) is using that system week in and week out to help you mark progress, lock in new insights, and gain on your creative goals. This is so crucial, so core to building sustainability into creative practice, that weekly review is built into the program from week one…AND a deeper dive into the whys and wherefores is the capstone lesson.