#24 in my Tonics for Your Creative Spirit email series: Eric Maisel
It’s time for another dose of creative wisdom to inspire you in your adventures.
And here’s this week’s offering…
I truly believe that every human being on the planet is creative – or at least has the potential to be.
And I love how this quote makes becoming ‘a creative’ as simple as a decision to do something meaningful.
It’s available to everyone on Amazon but it’s actually part of a course I’m taking with Eric Maisel – the undoubted pioneer of creativity coaching.
Eric is an absolute fount of knowledge on the creative process (my pet topic), and I’m training with him to tap into his many years of doing this work.
I want to improve my skills in helping lovely creatives and the inevitable struggles we face, because I’ve recently decided to do more one-to-one work.
This has lead to my brand-spanking-sparkly-new service called Creative Thriving.
It’s a six-part 1:1 email coaching programme where I share all my hard-won wisdom, and guide clients to finding more joy, fun and ease with their creative work – there are more details below if this sounds like the kind of support and inspiration you could use.
Back to Eric’s book!
Even though the book is aimed at people training to become creativity coaches, it’s packed with insightful tips and solutions for anyone brave enough to play in the realm of creative endeavours.
So it can be used as a manual for self-coaching – i.e. learning how to support yourself through the inevitable doubts and creative wobbles. And I’m certainly learning a huge amount to help with my own creative projects.
The struggles of finding time, space, clarity, confidence, perseverance and support are common to all of us on a creative journey – whatever the discipline. (Including coaches!)
And the tips that Eric shares in reducing or even eliminating these obstacles can make the whole process easier, more enjoyable and more successful.
(Can you see why I’m a fan!)
So, I heartily recommend Eric’s book, even if you have no interest in becoming a creativity coach.
And of course, if you ever feel the need for a virtual cheerleader / mentor / sounding board, I’d love to support you more individually on the bumpy road to your creative dreams.
Wishing you a smooth and creative week,