Giving Space to Your Creations

There is immense value in leaving, and then returning to, your creations. With a little bit of space, your expressions feel all the less personal. They no longer feels so fully created by 'YOU.' Giving space to them leaves you feeling less like they're 'YOURS' and more like they are a living breathing thing on their own. Like a child, you can only do what you can to birth them into the world and to nurture them, yet once they're here, they are their own creation to grow. Try to recall ...

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Distracted by the Noise

What distracts you from your goals? What leaves you questioning the path you are currently on? All around you are distractions and noise. People, places, and things clamouring for your attention, for your time, and for your energy. Some may have your interests at heart, while most have their own interests in mind. Sometimes, your interests may align but this can only be possible when you know what you need and want, outside of the noise. The noise can be overwhelming and supremely ...

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Your Toolbox

Every craft-person has a toolbox of tools and techniques they use to bring their work to life. You too have a toolbox full of the tools and techniques you've picked up over your lifetime that have helped you to shape your life into what it is today. Your tools are very personal, as are how you use them. You can hear people talk about employing techniques and tools generally, but only you can determine how they will work best with your creations. Like artists, you must discover the ...

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The Art of Your Business

Creating a business is just as abstract as creating a painting, and while you can go to a million painting classes and learn a thousand difference techniques, what will end up on the canvas depends on you. Knowing how to do something doesn't makes it special—it's the art of it, the You in it, that makes it what it is. The right way to run your business, the art of your business, is learned through experience and in a growing awareness of what you know, what you are good at, and what ...

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Defining Boundaries

A plant needs space, and a seed, as its container to grow. The seed is a boundary from which the plant grows, as is the space that it takes root and grows in. To ensure our plants—the ones we choose to nurture and grow—have the space they need to grow free from invasive intruders, we weed our landscape. Our relationships are no different. They are a landscape that needs our attention. Weeding is necessary, as is protecting our space from the things we do not need, nor want, ...

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