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Archive for May 2015

Create a Better Life: Day 48: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Well here we are on the last day of a 48 day journey. I thought I would spend a little time reviewing and a little bit looking forward. First of all I want to say, this project has been fun and really uplifting. I have enjoyed it immensely and have grown quite a bit in… (read more)

Create a Better Life: Day 47: Progress, Setbacks and Course Corrections

Second last day of the project, and one thing has become apparent, this won’t be the second last day of the project. I’ve had a setback. The service I was planning on using for the webinar is not going to work. As you recall I am trying to do this project entirely with free resources… (read more)

Create a a Better Life: Day 46: Who Are You? Dealing With the Resistance

Somewhere in the midst of day 45 of a 48 day project, it happened. I should have been ready for it, because it always happens, but my confession is it hit me like a ton of bricks. Steven Pressfield, in his book The War of Art, calls it the resistance. Essentially it’s this voice that… (read more)

Create a Better Life: Day 45: Finishing Up and Scheduling

Today is one of those days where I force myself to look at logistics and all the other stuff that makes my creative eyes glaze over, but that need to be done for the good of the project. I continue to work on finalizing all the details of the presentation for the webinar ad the… (read more)

Create a Better Life: Day 44: Design Time

Today I worked on cover designs for the work book and a graphic for the webinar. In truth I am not sure I am happy with these designs yet, but I did say I was going to share steps and missteps. I’d be interested in your opinions on these pieces. What could be done to… (read more)

Create a Better Life: Day 43: Dealing With Holidays and More

Well by this point, five days from the end of the project, most of the content has been created, much of the work has been done. I’ve got lots of detail work to do but it’s pretty mundane. Today I am working on a product that will be offered in my webinar. All the writing… (read more)

Create a Better Life Day 42: Brake Time

<a href=”https://amokarts.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/createbetter.jpg”><img src=”https://amokarts.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/createbetter.jpg?w=300″ alt=”createbetter” width=”300″ height=”139″ class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-7301″ /></a>Yes, I know I spelled it wrong but the truth is, I did it on purpose. The form of the word brake I used is the noun form like when you hit the brakes on your car. You use them to slow down… to stop. This… (read more)

Create a Better Life: Day 41: Appendix: 10 Books Every Creative Should Read

One thing that should not be overlooked is the importance of reading and studying in the creative journey. There have been many great books written on the topic over the years. These books will help to inspire and motivate you to keep moving forward on your journey. Some are more artistic, some are about promotion/marketing,… (read more)

Create a Better Life: Day 40: Content Creation: You ARE Creative Part II

Most people believe that they are NOT creative. Those people are wrong! Here are 50 ways I can prove it. I’ve traveled all over the United States helping people to embrace their creativity. If I had a dollar for every time I heard this phrase, I would be able to waive my fees. “I’m not… (read more)

Create a Better Life: Day 39: Putting It All Together

Well we’re ten days from the deadline and there will no doubt be some content to be added, but the most part we are down to the nitty-gritty. These posts are getting assembled into the workbook, the outline for the webinar is being built and the promotional materials are being generated. There is a lot… (read more)