I am recording this week’s podcast from a hotel room in Calistoga, CA where I’m focused on finishing the manuscript for my book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, which is due August 1st. I find myself knee-deep in the creative process, having completed about 37,000 words of my intended 60,000 word objective. I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to inspire my creativity, specifically my writing, and how we’re all creative in some way, even if we all demonstrate it differently.
In this week’s episode, I talk about how we can understand and embrace our creative process with more awareness and self-compassion. So often the hardest part of the creation process is dealing with ourselves, not the project itself. What do you need to have in place to nourish your own creative process?
[1:27] I have a love-hate relationship with writing.
[5:29] We all create in different ways.
[10:49] Embrace your creative process.
[13:39] Writing is more than the physical, practical process of the written word.
[15:46] The vulnerability of the creative process is what holds many people back.
I had never related to myself as a creative person, but then I realized we’re all creative in our own ways. @mikedrobbinsClick to tweet