A very personal podcast today, about my tendency to fluctuate between hyper-enthusiastic phases and times when I just want to retreat into my shell, and how that hasn’t helped when it comes to establishing a regular creative practice.
Getting ‘back on the horse’ after you let a creative practice (or any positive habit) slip is one of the hardest things to do -especially if your failed attempt plays out publicly.
But what better way to return to the fray than with another challenge that involves the risk of public embarrassment?
In ‘Getting Geeky’ (episode 8 of the Mountain Shores Podcast), Fabian Kruse, Michael Nobbs and myself talk about the advantages and disadvantages of getting lost in creative flow, how to delight customers with high quality ice-cream, and whether our mindsets can make a difference to our earning potential.
You can also hear a bit more about The C.A.K.E. method, a bite-sized course that Fabian and I are offering to bloggers who want to have (more) fun and get more done.
A few weeks ago, during covert communications between the UK and Germany, The International League of Creative Minds was formed.
Up until now this information has been Classified and on a Need to Know Basis only. The mainstream media were not informed, nor were the Whitehouse.
Information will continue to be transmitted at irregular intervals via the iTunes and Stitcher frequency bandwave. The League highly recommends that you subscribe to one of these methods in order to receive audio transmissions via your mobile computing device.
All roads lead to our base of operations mountain shores (dot) net where you can begin your initiation into the League.
This is only the beginning.
Markus Friese – Liebeslied-2000/Love Song 2000
In our 2nd (as yet unnamed) podcast, Fabian Kruse and I chat to our guest Michael Nobbs about his new book Drawing Your Life.
We take some time to reflect on how 2013 is shaping up for each of us so far, following what Michael suggested could be a Month of Reflection and Planning in January and a Month of Tiny Steps in February.
We also delve deeper into the process of choosing a small manageable activity that allows you to get at least 20 minutes of creative work done each day – which isn’t quite as simple as it sounds!