creativity

Spinning Hot Mess

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The word RIGHT has been popping up everywhere lately.

When I was writing copy, I needed the right word for a short title. When I was researching a few website platforms, I wanted to find the right platform. Even last weekend, I wanted to hit the right Starbucks at the right time with the right people.

After much soul searching, I made two self-discoveries around this issue: 1) Right to me is a clear feeling I get in my stomach, and 2) Because I feel meant to do my work, I take my work seriously. And that’s why when this mindset takes over, I get tangled up in a hot mess of spinning.

If you write, speak, design, or create, remember, look for enough right to match your sense of what you want, but end looking when you get too over-right.

P.S. Did I pick the right picture for this blog post?

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The Creative Habit

If you've every felt different — you know, creative — read Twyla Tharp's book The Creative Habit. I just finished it, and I'm shocked at how much I learned about the importance of utilizing habits to support your creativity. 

Here are some of my favorite lines from the book:

"A lot of habitually creative people have preparation rituals linked to the setting in which they choose to start their day. By putting themselves into that environment, they begin their creative day."

"If art is the bridge between what you see in your mind and what the world sees, then skill is how you build that bridge."

"Odd as it may sound, personality is a skill. You can choose and develop aspects of it that will draw people to you and make them want to help you learn and improve."

Here's the book on Amazon. If you read it, let me know what you think.

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