Category: Unstuck People Do This

What Unstuck People Do and Think

The Hermit of Creative Independence

The Hermit of Creative Independence

We need to regularly learn how to stand alone, use our own inner creative resources, in our own way.    Set aside time to be simple, free, and above all, you.   Turn away and release, in this pause, the advice of others and discover your own counsel. Go away from your books, your charts, …

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Self-Talk: 2 Books to Get Started

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 it here. Why self-talk?  Self-talk has been a persistent …

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

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 chef perfecting his craft and stretching for more. But …

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Habits Live in Your Free Time – creative work as roommate

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 as free as we think of it. Our free …

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How Not to Cheat on Work Session Quality

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 is a third required skill comes after that. If …

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Longfellow’s Sound Beacon

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 the metals is simple, real, necessarily constant, and earthy.  …

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Walter Mitty, a Hero for Stuck Creatives

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 this fruitless fantasizing but leads us to the power …

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

[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 Stuck Creative and welcome. Today we’re going to look …

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[Video] Working Daily for Creatives – Part 3 – Cautions and Success Hacks

[Video] Working Daily for Creatives – Part 3 – Cautions and Success Hacks

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 Stuck Creative. Welcome to Part 3: The Daily Appointment. …

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[Video] Working Daily for Creatives – Part 2 – The Science of Appointments

[Video] Working Daily for Creatives – Part 2 – The Science of Appointments

This is a Talking Typewriter Production – Which means this blog post has also been turned into a video. So…you can read this post below or you may watch the video version at YouTube, above. It’s the same stuff. It’s your choice. Welcome to part two of Working Daily for Creatives. Again if you were …

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[Video] Working Daily for Creatives – Part 1

[Video] Working Daily for Creatives – Part 1

This is a Talking Typewriter Production – Which means this blog post has also been turned into a video. So…you can read this post below or you may watch the video version at You Tube, above. It’s the same stuff. It’s your choice. Today we’re going to look at the realities of how frequently we …

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The Calling of the Cave Man

The Calling of the Cave Man

I’m on the constant search to find what motivates us to act and what keeps us moving forward. Especially important are motivators that are not far from us when we are anything but motivated. The most enduring I have seen so far, is calling: call•ing n. 1. a vocation, profession, or trade. 2. a divine …

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A Clear, Condensed View of Creative Obstacles

A Clear, Condensed View of Creative Obstacles

Thank goodness for movies, teaching tales, analogies, symbols, illustrations, and whatever else we can hold in our hand and explore in detail.  These are condensed representations of fast-paced, ever flowing, and complex reality. Condensation slows time, simplifies and reduces details, and freezes processes to a small set of steps. All of this gives us a …

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