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How to Cope with the Pressure of an Artistic Career

How to Cope with the Pressure of an Artistic Career

You chose this career in the arts.  You love it.  It’s fascinating and it gives you the privilege to live your heart’s desire. Yet, you know that this work takes more than passion. You need dedication and action to for your creative ideas come to life and to make a...

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Is It a Normal Creative Ebb and Flow or a Real Creative Block?

Is It a Normal Creative Ebb and Flow or a Real Creative Block?

You’ve been successful as an artist for many years. You’ve always trusted and felt confident in your creativity and ability to make your art.  Your art has impacted people and you have an audience that loves and respects your work.  You remember those moments when...

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You Can Avoid Your Creative Growth Without Even Realizing It

You Can Avoid Your Creative Growth Without Even Realizing It

Because you’re an artist, you often hear, “If you want to be successful, you have to show up!” Over and over again you get the same messages. Show up in your art!  Show up in the world!  Bring your art to those that needs it!   But, sometimes, you feel confused. You...

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Is Avoidance Taking Over Your Creative Life?

Is Avoidance Taking Over Your Creative Life?

You want to ask for what you need, speak up, take on that new opportunity, reach out and connect with people that can bring value to your life.  You dream of taking a class with your favorite acting coach.  You wake up looking forward to writing the song that you’ve...

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What Does It Mean to Be an Artist with a Cause?

What Does It Mean to Be an Artist with a Cause?

You, the artist, have a big desire to make meaning through your art. You want to deliver a message, to fight and advocate for some important issue, or spark a cultural transformation. You want to tell stories that matter and have an impact. You feel called to make a...

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Reclaim Your Lost Creative Dreams 

Reclaim Your Lost Creative Dreams 

This year I started my blog series by encouraging you, the artist, to honor your dreams. But what if you’re not clear about your dreams? As an artist you need your dreams to inspire and motivate you. They bring you in touch with your energy of love, wonder, curiosity,...

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Do You Hide Behind An Emotional Armor When Away From Your Art?

Do You Hide Behind An Emotional Armor When Away From Your Art?

Arts and entertainment careers can be so brutal. In order to make it as a creative or performer, you may have found it necessary to hide behind an emotional armor to protect yourself. This emotional armor has its value. It feels safer to take on the world behind that...

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If Your Audience Is Your Mirror, What Do You See?

If Your Audience Is Your Mirror, What Do You See?

As an artist, you have a deep calling to create. And, at the same time, you need your audience to show you how much they value your art or your performance. When you look at your audience’s reactions to your art, you see it as a reflection of who you and what you’ve...

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Are Your Unconscious Fears Keeping You Small as an Artist?

Are Your Unconscious Fears Keeping You Small as an Artist?

You know you’re a talented artist. And, in many ways, you believe you’re meant to live a big, meaningful creative life. Unfortunately, your dreams don’t always match up with the reality you’re living.   In your fantasies, your mind takes you to all these wonderful...

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