Self-Talk: 2 Books to Get Started

I’m working on boiling down the current thought about self-talk, how it hinders us and how it can launch us. Once I have that in shape I will provide a workbook, video, or some sort of system customized to stuck creatives and you will hear about…

Chef (a movie) is an Enjoyable View of the Power of Movement

We need to take inspiration and philosophical thinking where ever we can find them. Truth, insight, and wisdom sometimes can only be illustrated in fiction and art. Throw in some fun and you have a little-known movie from 2014, called Chef. We get treated to a…

Habits Live in Your Free Time – creative work as roommate

It seems like it should be within reason to switch some of our daily free time to daily creative work. Our other time is clearly spoken for; work, people, animals, cars, bills, bodily needs, all these things occupy our non-free time. But free time is not…

How Not to Cheat on Work Session Quality

To get anywhere we start with two skills: showing up to the daily work session staying in that work session for your targeted time Getting good at these two skills takes time, much more time than we ever think it will. And if we do, there…

The Finish Line Trap – It feels so good to quit

  We’ve made it thru a tremendous amount of work. We have beat back all the temptations not to do our work or to continue our work and we have arrived, at the finish line at last. The finish line can be any big project, finally…

Don’t Ask Your Inner Rejector Questions

Of course, it is alright to ask questions like: What project do I want to do? What creative field do I want to explore? Who should I approach to learn more? How can I apply this or that to my life? What do I feel like…

Longfellow’s Sound Beacon

The ringing sound of metal striking metal is distinctive. We hear, joined: the solid strength that is the anvil; the strength of motion delivered by the hammer the strength of resistance in metal between hammer and anvil; and, the determined alchemist, the blacksmith. The ring of…

Walter Mitty, a Hero for Stuck Creatives

  If you know the James Thurber short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, you know fantasy is a major pastime for the story’s main character. Elaborate fantasies that keep Mitty in a drab life of little. Ben Stiller’s recent movie treatment, however, starts with…

[Video] Inner Quicksand! How-to-break free

This is a Talking Typewriter Production – Which means this video has also been turned into text. So…you can read this video below or you may watch the video itself, above. It’s the same stuff. It’s your choice. Hi this is Gary Goodwin founder of The…

Truth #1 – We Are a Participant In Our Distractions

All of our distractions flow through us. We are not simply a passer-by, but a direct participant in our distractions. Because our distractions flow through us, we participate in: what is perceived as a distraction, how that distraction affects us, and by how much what we…

Beware of Biographers

The positive side of reading a biography is its potential to inspire.  We see another human working away who finds answers, takes actions, who receives benefits, or overcomes obstacles in some manner we wish to emulate or fate grant us. We want what they have. Maybe…