David Bowie was a failure

David Bowie was a failure

Yes, he failed. A lot. Especially in his early days.   Did you know the following about David Bowie? In the 1960s he released nine singles which failed to chart before Space Oddity made it into the top five in the UK. Those singles were with 3 different bands and...

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If I build it, what happens if they don’t come

If I build it, what happens if they don’t come

There is that wonderful scene in the movie Field of Dreams where Kevin Costner is urged to “build it and they will come”. A baseball field in the middle of a cornfield starts to attract great players from the past. Many people in the personal development...

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But why do fear and doubt accompany creativity?

But why do fear and doubt accompany creativity?

Why is it that fear and doubt go hand in hand with creative activities? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could just get on and paint or write or act without being nervous about it, without worrying what people think, without self-sabotage? In the War of Art, Steven...

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Is It A Folly To Be Creative?

Is It A Folly To Be Creative?

Is it a folly to be creative? Do you ever think you are crazy to have creative goals? Do you question yourself about whether it is all worth it? Does your family ask you seemingly innocent but loaded questions such as “Have you published your book yet?” Or are they...

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Can Walt Disney Teach You To Be A Better Creative?

Can Walt Disney Teach You To Be A Better Creative?

Recently I watched a two-part documentary on the life of Walt Disney. Even though I have seen so many of his films and have fond childhood memories of them, I didn’t know much about him as a person. I was struck by the ups and downs of his life and how he went about...

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3 Ways To Find Your Inner Wisdom

3 Ways To Find Your Inner Wisdom

Inner wisdom means knowing you can trust your gut instinct. It means knowing which creative project to work on and which to park for the time being. It will give you the courage to keep working on your art even if it is doesn’t seem rational or your nearest and...

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