This one isn’t complicated or lengthy. On this Valentine’s Day (and every day of the year) I urge you to follow your heart and do what you love with people you love.
Of course that means you have to make space for all that good stuff: your brilliant ideas, your playful side, the things that light you up.
A few weeks ago I laid out an excellent method for planning your year. And the process we discussed applies to EVERYTHING you plan – your month, your week, your day.
by Steve on January 13th, 2014
With the dawn of the New Year I’ve been taking a good look at my coaching business: What’s it all about? Why am I in it?
I’m remembering and solidifying why it can be so challenging to live a creative life. And I’m articulating in new ways what I’ve known all along: This work, the work I do with coaching clients (and in this e-blast dialogue with you) is all about helping artists produce more work.
The MYTH of the ARTIST is that we don’t exist – or that we show up in brilliance and perfection as if by magic. Like that tree in the forest, if no one is there to witness, it’s assumed that nothing happened. The culture at large doesn’t know what it takes ... Read more
by Steve on December 13th, 2013
A funny thing happened on the way to the New Year.
I was having a conversation with a friend and feeling the pressure to DO MORE – creatively and personally. Since the year was ending, I wanted to get all the things accomplished I’d previously envisioned for 2013. There are scripts to complete, gifts to give, articles to write, headshots to print, websites to revise and a large group of people I want to have coffee with.
Looking at it objectively, it makes sense. So often we are (culturally) defined by endings: the end of an era, a school year, a job. In the face of death, the ultimate ending, people put forth a list of what they want to do before they go – their “bucket ... Read more
by Steve on November 20th, 2013
Here’s the thing about thank you notes, they’re fun to send. Not only do they serve the simple purpose of spreading appreciation, they make me feel good, too.
We live in a cynical age. Tragedies are everywhere. The “news” is never good. Making fun of people is routine.
But I believe miracles are everywhere, too: Miracles of kindness.
I see them every day. People are out there helping people – in person and virtually. I see people creating work that speaks to the human spirit, doing service for one another, teaching, supporting, loving one another. Cheering each other on.
That’s what life’s about, as far as I’m concerned.
I want to thank you for joining me in that vision of making the world a better place with your creative talents.
It’s ... Read more