Could You Be One Thought Away from Your Great Big Genius Idea?

Learn how to capture your most creative thoughts and escort them into the realm of the actual

Did you know… The most creative ideas you will ever have often slip by without capturing them. Why? Because we have nearly 60,000 thoughts a day, that’s about 2500 thoughts per hour, and that’s just too much input for anyone to fathom.

A lot of those thoughts fall into the category of habits. You have some on autopilot like brushing your teeth, making coffee, reading your email. But your spontaneous creative thoughts can get lost forever, and suddenly you spiral into another world of distraction.

All things were once creative thoughts! Imagine if Steve Jobs had ignored the idea for an iPhone, or Truman Capote never sat down to write the story ruminating in his head for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” or Sara Blakely had never invented Spanx (more about this billion-dollar idea later)!

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, believes creativity is...

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How to Re-Ignite those “Someday Dreams” and Make Them Happen Now

The potential you have for fulfilling
them may surprise you

Definition: Someday Dream- a dream or desire that is constantly shoved into an indefinite future, and may or may not come true, depending on the dreamer’s motivation.

You’re given a life on this planet to create a masterpiece.

Your life is your masterpiece.

When you get to the second act, you might start to wonder if you’re fulfilling all of your destiny. You might find yourself routinely saying things like….

“Someday, I want to travel.” “Someday, I want to find my soul mate.” “Someday, I want to write a book.” “Someday….”

It’s easy to trick your brain into believing that someday might happen in the future, but what part of the future?

It’s a way of avoiding any real commitment. It teases and taunts the desire in you but holds your momentum hostage.

Years ago, I wrote in my journal that...

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Are You Ready to Fulfill Your Creative Calling?

2021 might just be the year your great idea catapults into something more

We can choose to take our chance, to speak up, and to contribute.
Seth Godin, The Practice

If you're asking yourself, what have I always wanted to do, but haven’t, you’re not alone. All of us dream of that one thing we’re called to do… Someday.

But last year taught us we can’t always count on “someday,” and there’s never been a better time to accelerate your drive to fulfill your creative destiny.

Why now? Because the creative mind thrives on unrest.

Creativity often emerges during the darkest times.

Authors like CS Lewis, Hemingway, and J. K. Rowling have said some of their best work was born in the midst of struggles. The chaotic brain becomes more alive in its deep-rooted battle to find a new way, to solve the problem, and to survive.

Once you feel the creative yearning it’s already in motion. It becomes part of your DNA. You can shove it...

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7 Exceptional Mindset Strategies Every Writer Must Learn to Become a Prolific Machine

If applied, it will change the way you approach your writing forever.

“For the writer who’s spent years running away from actually sitting down to do the work.”

I was a secret writer for decades, depositing my thoughts in a journal with dreams of becoming an author one day. But writing a book? That was different. I struggled to commit. I just kept saying “someday…

My husband had done it. He was a successful screenwriter for television and film. From the moment he decided to become a writer, he committed to becoming a successful writer.

I was in awe of his ability to sit down day after day and bring story ideas and characters to life. It didn’t matter if he was under contract with a studio or not, he wrote for the sheer joy of it.

He was as prolific as it gets, with a career that spanned 3 decades, and there was never a time he didn’t write.

-prolific: marked by abundant inventiveness or productivity- Merriam-Webster Dictionary

And...

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Are You Stalled, Stuck, and Out of Words?

Game-Changing Strategies for Bringing Your Words Back to Life

Isn’t it just the hardest thing to write when you can’t find the words?

Writers Block is a form of overwhelm in the writer’s brain. You think it’s a lack of ideas, but I’ve found it can also be the muddle of too many ideas, or too much self-doubt, or simply the inability to have clarity on why you’re writing at all.

If you search the Internet for “writer’s block,” you’ll discover any number of ways to combat the dreaded stall in writing momentum. Many of the ideas come from wildly successful creative people.

Writer’s block is real. It happens even to the best of writers.

My late husband, David Peckinpah, was a writer for television and film. We couldn’t afford Writer’s Block… it was that simple. A block in writing meant we couldn’t pay the bills. For me, writing is not my main paycheck. I wish it was, but I know for sure, writing...

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Follow Your Intuition and You Will Make the Right Decisions

Should you follow your intuition or your gut? You may be getting mixed messages.

You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.” — Roy T. Bennett, author, The Light in the Heart

Listening to your inner thoughts is difficult when the voices are so loud. It’s that feeling when negative chatter clouds your head, and you don’t know what to believe. You can’t get clarity on making a decision because your “gut” tells you one thing and your fear shouts another. “Be careful!” it says, and it stops you in your tracks.

Wiktionary defines gut reaction as “An instantaneous reaction made without thought.” For example:

“When he saw that lion leaping towards him, his gut reaction was to run.”

The gut feeling and subsequent reaction are derived from your past experiences and how your body processes the thought or event. You actually feel it “in your gut.” Your...

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Notebooking… What is it and why do so many famous people do it?

10,000 Ideas In Your Pocket

Many years ago, I began chronicling my thoughts within the pages of a notebook. I had suffered the greatest loss a parent could imagine, the sudden death of my 16-year-old son to bacterial meningitis.

On the outside, I looked brave, and strong, all together. Within the secret pages of my notebook was the true story; the story of the incredible struggle to wake up in the morning, to go on with life, to be alive for my living children.

Through time, my notebook became so much more.
It held the key to my survival, and ultimately my success. It helped me see the path to restore my broken life, not only by documenting my feelings, but inspiration from meditation, ideas from listening to others, and creative thoughts that rose above the darkest moments of sorrow.

I used it as an organizational tool to hold my life together. I had lists of things I needed to do, and friends I could call upon when I needed more than I could emotionally handle. I drafted a garden...

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Dream Big and Conquer Whatever Comes Your Way

I remember Oprah saying she would never have been able to dream big enough to imagine her life today… that her dreams were based on what she knew at the time. She said she couldn’t have predicted or imagined all that she has become.

And that’s the gift of the Second Act of life. It offers us an opportunity to look back at our lives and assess what we’ve already achieved, in particular, things we thought we could never have accomplished or circumstances we miraculously survived.

Why look back? Because in the second act, hindsight is where wisdom is born.
Like most people, I’ve had a tumultuous life. Here’s a list of things I thought I couldn’t do:

  • Survive unimaginable loss
  • Start a new career… and succeed
  • Heal my heart after divorce
  • Raise my kids on my own
  • Find love again
  • Write books and articles about all the things I thought I couldn’t do

Oprah was right.
The magnitude of your life can’t be predicted. Like Oprah, if I had...

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10 Ways to Avoid and Overcome Writer's Block

Game-Changing Strategies for Bringing Your Words Back to Life

Isn’t it just the hardest thing to write when you can’t find the words?

Writers Block is a form of overwhelm in the writer’s brain. You think it’s lack of ideas, but I’ve found it can also be a muddle of too many ideas, or too much self-doubt, or simply the inability to have clarity on why you’re writing at all.

If you search the Internet for “writer’s block,” you’ll discover any number of ways to combat the dreaded stall in writing momentum. Many of the ideas come from wildly successful creative people.

Writer’s block is real. It happens even to the best of writers.

My late husband, David Peckinpah, was a writer for television and film. We couldn’t afford Writer’s Block… it was that simple. A block in writing meant we couldn’t pay the bills.

For me, writing is not my main paycheck. I wish it was, but I know for sure, writing...

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Make a Commitment to Discover Your Creative Calling

The most talented, life-changing, inspirational people are creative… and you’re among them if you choose.

“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.”
Pablo Picasso

Did you know when you fall in love with a great book, a delicious meal, a beautiful painting, or see a movie you’ll never forget, you’re falling in love with someone’s idea… born from creativity?

Several years ago, I started to become envious, even jealous of other people’s work. I recognized I was frustrated because I was not fulfilling my own creative potential. I pushed away my desire to write when I began a new career. My sole focus was my job, and I didn’t see any way I could do both.

But my feelings changed when I realized creativity is deeply embedded in everything we do, from working out problems, building relationships, starting an entrepreneurial venture… or anything really.

Everyone is born with a creative destiny.
And...

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