Struggling to fit creativity into your busy life?

Daunted by your creative project?

       Wondering if it’s all worth it?

Gentle Warrior Cali Bird

Welcome to the Gentle Creative

My name is Cali Bird and I love to give gentle, encouraging advice on getting going with your creative project.

I help people find the time and courage to be creative alongside other things that you have to do (like work or take care of your family!)  I’m guessing that you don’t have a trust fund or lots of servants so you are going to have to keep working and/or looking after your family while scratching that creative itch.

Let’s find a way for you to do your creative project in realistic bite-size chunks that fit around the other things you have to do in life.

If you want to write, or make music, or make art, jewellery or crafts (or whatever floats your creative boat) it is easy to get caught up in “will I make money from it?” or “am I good enough?” or “I’m too old to do that”.

Forget all of that rubbish.  Get on and create in the best way that you can just for the sheer joy of doing it.

Next Steps…

If this sounds like just what you were looking for then here are some options for you:

    • Sign up in the box at the top of the page and get the Gentle Creative manifesto. You’ll get some great tips to help you bust through your fears and get creating now.
    • Scroll down and have a read of some recent blogs.
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The real reason why you haven’t started your creative project

How many people do you know who are passionate about a creative venture but never do anything about it? Every time you ask them about it, there is always a reason why they haven’t started. One of the main reasons that people procrastinate on a project is because they...

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4 reasons why you don’t give yourself permission to create

One of the common problems I see in would-be creatives is that they are waiting for someone else to give them permission to create. This is not always obvious. For example you might be waiting for someone to publish your book to give you permission to be a “proper”...

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Meet The Artist – Joy Connell

This week I have the great pleasure of introducing you to Joy Connell who works part-time as a nurse and also paints. Read on to discover how Joy manages her time, her very wise attitude to rejection and how she overcomes her doubts. Joy was born in London and moved...

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What measure of success will create value for you?

Recently I have read a lot of articles about success and the effort that it requires. These articles often boil down to instructions to get up early, be super focussed, work long hours and be willing to sacrifice anything for what you are passionate about. There’s...

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Meet the songwriting accountant

It is my great pleasure this week to feature a songwriting accountant. Arthur Holmes-Brown is a tax accountant by day and a singer/songwriter by night. Arthur lives in Brisbane, Australia. I first came across Arthur when he commented on one of my Medium posts. I loved...

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Let this be enough. You don’t need to do more or be more

It is so easy to get caught up on the hamster wheel of feeling the constant urge to do more or thinking that your efforts just aren’t enough. But does it have to be this way? Recently I have been participating on a programme by Madeleine Forbes of The Seasoned Year...

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