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In this episode of Stumbling Toward Genius, you’ll hear the story of how I went all the way to Seattle for an urban sketching workshop and how badly I sucked. And, how I coped with that. In this episode: How a new workshop triggered an old incompetency How my intention saved me and allowed me […]
What does 2020 hold for you and your creativity? Perhaps it’s time to bring that long-held creative dream to life. There’s nothing like a safe, supportive environment to help you get on track and stay on track with your project. The Original Impulse Atelier brings the best of us to the table. It brings my […]
What a delight it was to speak with Andrew Chamberlain of The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt. You’ll hear about how I have managed to get a lot of writing done and how I cope with the fears most of us face when writing. Check the episode out here.
In this episode of Stumbling Toward Genius, I share how a critique session completely changed the way I think about writing and creating. In this episode: What happened when I signed up for late night critique at a writing conference What late night really means Two valuable things I learned from the critique Creative competency: […]
Maybe I am the only one who appreciates this, but I’ve made it a guiding principle of my business that I do the tough work of making alongside my Atelier clients. Every year, I choose a main project to work on. The first year in the Original Impulse Atelier was devoted to writing my book, […]
If only the glorious genius of our ideas matched our skills! But the truth is, there’s a lot of repetitive and humbling work that goes into making things. In this episode of Stumbling Toward Genius, you’ll hear how I faced the reality of my skills. You’ll see how I took feedback that told me an […]
What’s the value of focus? These days, finding our ability to focus is a rare and valuable thing. We seem to always be all over the place, wandering online, consumed with a love for possibility. We have many project possibilities, and we like to keep our options open. As creative people, we often have a […]
In this episode of Stumbling Toward Genius, you’ll hear about a big moment in my creative career and how it challenged me to my limits. You’ll see how I abandoned myself for the sake of others. And what that taught me about our genius. In this episode: How I chose faith over fear How I […]
Mastermind groups are trendy now, but not all groups give equal value. Anyone can claim they know how to facilitate a group. But I’ve been in groups led by people whose genius is not facilitating. A group led by a certified coach is different. A coach is listening, challenging and championing. It’s not just someone […]