As an independent artist and consultant to women going into freedom-centered entrepreneurship, I have learned a few interesting things about what REALLY helps my creativity to thrive.
I’m not talking about the kind of pressure that comes with fast pulse or a weight in your chest.
I am talking about serious structure with a firm foundation of “got to do it by this time or it won’t happen”.
I pick up my girl from school at 2:15 each day so that means my writing, singing and pitching needs to happen between the hours of 8 am and 2 pm. And it does. Double whammy?
It works well because my best creativity happens in the morning and for real clarity and sparks…right in the first 30 minutes of waking before coffee. Notice your best times for creative energy and honor them by using them every single day.
I realized that even though creating and performing music is my heartbeat and happy brain power, it tended to be the first thing I would set aside in favor of my day to day consulting biz.
Once I saw this though- I changed it. My coaching and consulting biz THRIVES and now…so does my music. I use the pressure of time to help me accomplish goals every single day. I write to do’s and I check them off. We tend to assume real creativity needs wide open space but I disagree. Wide open spaces and endless time is saved for family time and me time.
I stand by this: Real creativity is birthed from within and, like a baby, is truly nourished by routine and structure.
My two cents. Thanks for reading!