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Living Constructively

“Each day should be devoted to miracles. The purpose of time is to enable man to learn to use it constructively.” A Course in Miracles It’s the very first day of 2016. We, collectively as human beings on earth, are about to take another trip round the sun. How immensely exciting is that? What an […]

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Living the Life of the Mind (Without Going Crazy) – with Margaret Pinard

Margaret Pinard is one of the good pals I’m grateful to have made through writing this blog. She has been very supportive over the last few years  – thanks Margaret! I asked her to write for you about life as a self-published author – because she’s managed to write and publish three entire novels since I’ve known her.

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Perfectionism is not an end of level boss

A bit of faith, every day. And I can be happy. I don’t know about you, but I tend to hold myself to high standards, and often fall short of them. I want to practice positive habits every day and am pleased when I manage it for a reasonable stretch. But not accepting that I am […]

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The Long and Winding Path to Finding Your Life’s Work (in 4 Steps)

The Clear-Minded Creative may not even know what their purpose is yet. But they will feel a strong drive to create in their heart. A longing in their gut to do something great. They will instinctively know that they have the potential to create something meaningful. Something that moves people, and maybe even helps them or […]

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Four Ways to Turn Past Hardships Into New Art

Your Hard Work Isn’t Wasted If you’re creative but feel like success has so far eluded you, it’s important not to forget or discount the things you’ve already done. Even if they don’t feel like things that would impress anyone else, they’re part of what has made you what you are now. Everything you’ve done has […]

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Are Your Beliefs About Creativity and Money Holding You Back?

One of the big things we need to overcome as creative professionals are self-limiting beliefs around money. In my experience, we all have them.

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You are not alone

Clear-minded Creativity is possible, if you’re willing to work at it. The fact is though, it’s a work in progress, not a permanent state of mind. Most importantly though, and here is the real secret to being a Clear-Minded Creative – you cannot do it alone. Neither can I, or anyone else. Main photo: Pierre Wolfer (Creative […]

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Your Voice Matters

Being creative is in many ways about having a voice and wanting to express ourselves. We all have a unique perspective, and we can share that with the world through our creativity. Don’t underestimate how important it is that you do this.

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Accept Yourself

One of my favourite autobiographies is “Things the Grandchildren Should Know” by Mark Oliver Everett who is the main man behind the band Eels.

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The Uncertain Creative

Society expects us to decide definitively what we want to do with our lives by the time we leave school, or university. But being a ‘Clear-Minded Creative’ doesn’t mean you know exactly what you’re doing. That wouldn’t be very interesting! It means you accept that you may never know – but that you keep trying […]