am getting burned out and depleted from working so hard on my creative
passions and business. I'm dangerously close to calling it quits.
Can the Muses help?
enough, I just did a consultation in Oregon related to this specific
predicament. Two entrepreneurs working around the clock to make and
keep a creative publication successful were beginning to wilt. They
started percolating enthusiasm again when four of the Muses shared some
wisdom. See if this wisdom helps you:
Lull started first . . .
take breaks? Breaks include things like getting up from your desk,
easel, or other instrument of creative expression and taking a
goofing off, daydreaming, dancing boogie woogie, talking to a tree
you've been neglecting these things may seem frivolous but
they are vital to prevent the creative process from being depleted.
Stein said "It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to
sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing." Breaks
also include outings to places that give you a fresh perspective . . . toy stores, libraries, parks, sculpture gardens, galleries even hardware
stores. Vacations . . . even for a weekend help. The mind must be given
a void every once in awhile in order to make room for fresh flocks
of migrating thoughts.
not having fun, the child-like spirit inside of you will rebel
prevent ideas from trying to make their way to your conscious awareness.
You must find time to do those things that you find fun every once
in a while, even if they are not related to work. Play and joy
creative helium and lift your spirits into view of new ideas . . . and crazy concepts that pop into ingenuity.
was transformational to our Oregon team. Instead of always focusing
on what ANSI been done, what needs to be done and hats
missing . . . start focusing on hats there now. Make a ritual
of listing what you've accomplished during the week. I call
it the Credit Report. Give yourself credit and you feel filled and
fortified. Always focus on hats needed and you will feel
yourself become depleted.
where you can. Delegation automatically elevates your work to a new
level of abundant expectation and frees you up for the stuff you
to do. These two guys at the creative publication paid people on
commission. They were leery about delegating and paying minimum
wage to an assistant
until I suggested that they did not have to do it PERFECTLY! We need
to experiment with various problem-solving techniques without expecting
them to happen perfectly at first. Follow-up is crucial to several
aspects of creative marketing and if we don't have the time
or inclination to do it . . . it is SO worth it to delegate.
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