You don’t need a will of iron or a massive supply of “grit” to make real changes in your life. Instead, you need to set the bar low. The secret to hitting those big creative goals is not about waiting for inspiration, it’s taking much smaller steps, much more often.Read More
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.”Read More
You have an frighteningly long list of things to do, many with deadlines, many of those deadlines pressing. Have you gotten traction on those things? No? I can tell you why, without even knowing what they are: you don’t know your next action.Read More
Imagine having your big creative project actually finished. What would it be like to have it out in the world? What would that do for your self-esteem? How might it connect you to other people? What kinds of professional opportunities might come up as a result?
The only way to get to that result is to focus on one goal.
Living as a creative person is a marathon, not a sprint. Do you want to be painting, or singing, or writing poetry at 90? You won’t finish your creative marathon strong without hitting your stride a hell of a lot sooner.Read More