Encouragement: The Complete Collection

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Starting a creative project …it’s messy.

Whether it’s starting a new business, developing a strategy, delivering a project or making art, we all have a process, even if we think it looks nothing like one – because processes are meant to be structured and linear and creativity is often anything but. In fact, the creativity process can look something like this:

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Learning to sta

Learning to stay

I set my timer, which gently chimes at five minute intervals with a double chime at the end. Five minutes passed like it was a few seconds. Then ten minutes. Then fifteen. And then it started. First, just a slight restlessness. Then a growing sense of discomfort. In my knees. In my ankles. An intense

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Find your edge

Find your edge

It’s there. Behind the day to day. Just out of reach of what you know. Beyond what you think you are capable of. Just past your reach. It’s there. Outside your comfort zone. On the outskirts of the circle, way beyond the box. Just past the end of your fingertips even on your farthest reach.

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when you're ready

You’ll do it when you’re ready

Rose came to me for coaching a few years ago. She was a burnt out marketing executive struggling to keep up with the demands of her job. In truth, the passion had completely run out of her. As we began working together, I could see that beneath the greyness that had become her working life,

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What would it look like if it were easy

What would it look like if it were easy?

What would it look like if it were easy? That thing you have been putting off because you think it’s going to be too hard. The work project you don’t want to start because you’re terrified it will be a struggle like the last one. The conversation you’re dreading with your partner because it’s going

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The spaces between

The spaces between

There are spaces between the moments. Between successes. Between relationships. Between projects. Between purposes. The time seems endless. You can feel the restlessness. You want to move, to plan, to do the doing that will get you to the next place, the next phase. To keep up with the endlessness, and prove that you’re still

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