Posts Tagged ‘project planning’
Against grit: Why setting the bar low is the key to making real change in your life
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
How to stop putting off that major project in 6 simple steps
There are projects on your list that have been there a very long time. Everybody has them. I have them. Here’s how to (finally) get them done.Read More
Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life
Go from overwhelmed, anxious, and stuck, to consistent, clear, and in control of your creative life.Read More
“I know exactly what to do in the time I want to spend on making art.”
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
How to regain your focus and get creative again
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).Read More
You may ask yourself: Well, how did I get here?
Discover your next step so you can start walking towards your goal.
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
Shine a light on it: get your creative projects out of the shadows
Why you should focus on ONE GOAL instead of spreading yourself thin between creative projects
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.
How you can set creative goals without setting yourself up for failure…again.
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