In my creativity coaching practice, I work (and play!) with artists who want to elevate their lives to a new level. I work with people who have never picked up a guitar but really want to play, and I work with people who are long-time artists who want to make a living at their art and finally quit their day job.
I believe there are a million ways to be creative, and that the most important thing is to give your gift to the world. It doesn't matter if you make money at it or not. That's up to you, and if it's your dream to make a living doing your art, I can help you with that. Hell, if it's your dream to make a living making sculptures from discarded subway signs, I can help you with that.
I delight in guiding people along the path they set out for themselves. It's one of the most fun things in the world to watch someone truly, deeply want something, dedicate themselves to it, and achieve it. And I'm going to tell you a secret: the final goal is never as satisfying as the process… in fact, some of the biggest pleasures are in really feeling and articulating what you want.
That's why, the first thing I do with my clients is to get crystal clear on what they want. We explore what sensations, what colors, what textures, what emotions, what values, and what truths you want to express. We create a visual representation of that vision that you hold in your heart. And then we create concrete aims out of that vision. Your heart and mind are keepers of your vision, and the fire in your belly is the fuel. When everything you do emanates from your highest vision, and your actions are aligned, you can't help but find fulfillment, spread inspiration, and achieve your aims.
A great way to hold your vision is to make a collage. Get a bunch of magazines, cut out the images that appeal to your deepest sense of yourself, paste them together, and then post your collage in a prominent place in your home.
"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil."
-James Allen, As a Man Thinks