The first time I do something, I rarely do it very well. Holding a learner mindset makes all the difference. We humans are designed to be learners. We’re designed to experiment, make mistakes, try new things, fail, fall down, and try again. A learning mindset is courageous. It takes us into unknown places with unknown [ Read more … ]
We get to the true heart of who we are when we do our most creative work.
When we do the most creative work that we can possibly do, we get to the true heart of who we are. Creating requires openness, flexibility, and ‘not knowing’: Hold beginner’s mind: Step back from what’s happening so you can see what wants to emerge. Work with what’s available: encourage what’s under the surface to [ Read more … ]
Check out my new article in Greater Good magazine: 6 ways to break your creative block.
“Creativity is an intelligence. When we respect its needs—for freedom, not knowing, beauty, a big vision, intrinsic motivation, and space—it will flourish.” 1. Creativity needs space, both internal and external – How can you give yourself internal space? If something is on your mind, take care of it before diving into new creative work. – [ Read more … ]
My new article on Tiny Buddha!! Our creative genius shows us possibilities the rational mind can’t see
It takes courage to follow a creative path. It takes fortitude to go against the norm and follow an inner call. It takes resourcefulness to reassure parents and well-meaning friends & colleagues that you’re not crazy or out of your mind. But when we follow the nudges that don’t make any sense, that’s when whole [ Read more … ]
Learning is about making connections. A shout-out to my book ‘Getting Messy.’
Giving a quick shout-out to my book GETTING MESSY: A Guide to Taking Risks & Opening the Imagination for Teachers, Trainers, Coaches & Mentors. Check it out at online retailers or your local bookstore. Thanks! 🙂