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Think Of The Simplest Way You Can Do Anything First

I am a creative person, and before I started doing improv as a hobby, I used to imagine that the more complicated you make something, the better it is. Then, I was in improv class one day and the teacher said something poignant. She said that most people assume the point of improv is to make some random sassy complicated joke and make people laugh. But in fact, that is not true. The actual point of improv is to build…

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Napping Is Becoming A Daily Part Of My Creative Process

When I was younger, in my teens, or twenties, I used to believe that napping is a huge waste of time. I used to look at a sign of weakness. If I couldn’t get through the long days without sleeping, then that meant that I wasn’t strong enough to live in the real world. Even if I was exhausted because of the long hours, waking up at 5am, and going all the way till 10pm, I refused to succumb and…

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You Cannot Fool Your Spirit Or Soul Forever With Lies

When I was a child, I thought that I had eons to do all of the things that I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to be a writer, and that was a dream that had stuck with me forever and ever. But, I was told that it was not the most lucrative and realistic dream to have. I decided it would be more lucrative to become a doctor. So I persevered at that. As hard as I…

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Everyone Wants To Be An Expert, But No One Wants To Do The Work

I was doing my own yoga practice the other day, as usual, by myself. I love doing a yoga practice on my own, because I can have so much more control over the moves that I choose. Tailoring my yoga practice to my body’s specific needs rather than taking a generic fits-for-all class. Which I love. As I did my yoga poses at my own turtle-like pace, I heard someone slide open the yoga hall’s door, and ask me if…

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It Isn’t Enough To Be Talented Anymore, You Need To Have Edge

If you spend any time on social media of any kind, or any online forum, you realize one thing quickly enough. There are a lot of extremely talented, creative, and mindblowingly original artists and people out there. Seriously! There are so many crazy weird ways to be creative nowadays, that it absolutely makes my mind spin and boggle. Okay, so there are a lot of talented people out there. What does this mean for the rest of us? That’s the…

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Its Better To Be In The Arena Getting Stomped By The Bull

The professional keeps his eye on the doughnut and not on the hole. He reminds himself it’s better to be in the arena, getting stomped by the bull, than to be up in the stands or out in the parking lot. – The War Of Art, Steven Pressfield I would say for 90% of my life, I was not in the arena that I wanted to be in. In fact, I was so far away from the arena, that I…

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If You Are A Private Individual, But You Want To Be Online

So many people message me all the time asking me a similar question. How are you able to put yourself out there on social media and online, in so many different ways, all the time, without feeling afraid of the repercussions? It’s such a weird question for me to be asked, because this is such a recent phenomena for me. It was only 2 years ago, that I was one of those people asking this exact same question in my…

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When You Give Up Consumerism, It Frees Up Time For Creativity

I feel like I’ve been blind all of my life, and only now am I beginning to see the light. It’s a miracle. The light that I am beginning to see, is the truth of how many hundreds of hours I wasted going off to malls, online and offline, and wasting so many precious seconds on consumerism. “Oh, I’m not going to buy anything. I’m not spending money. I’m just going to do some window shopping.” So much precious time…

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Why Are So Many People So Interested In Supporting Creative People?

Recently, a friend of mine and I were chatting about how there are so many communities out there, Patreon, being just one of them, that is a way for ‘normal’, i.e., non-creative people, to support the ‘creative’ folks. Supporting creative people who are not like them. The creative people are the dreamers, the doers, and the change-makers of society. But that crazy, kooky way of life, resulted in the past a lot of starving artist mode. Where you lived in…

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