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Creativity Coaching: The Credit Report

Dear Muses,

I noticed there's an epidemic of mortals beating themselves up over not getting to work or not being good enough. Is this beneficial to the creative process.

Signed,
Wondering

Dear Wondering,

Here are some tools and thoughts from the Muses.

THE CREDIT REPORT

Paying attention to what we get done and the things we are glad we did, fills us with energy and fuel to do more. When we sit down and reflect on the many things we accomplish we are often surprised how much we have accomplished. This raises our self-esteem, confidence and motivates us to do more.

Mortal Dilemma:
Mortal minds, when left unchecked, often swerve in the direction of looking at what has not been done, spewing out orders and criticisms about what SHOULD be done, brutally judging what has been done resulting in our self-flagellator tendencies to chronically pester ourselves. This results in nervous anxiety, sweaty pits and of course, crankiness.

Muse Solution:
Provide mortals with regular practice at giving them credit for what they do. The power of this catalyzes more actions in the direction of our dreams and makes being with ourselves a more agreeable alliance--we are more creative when we like being with ourselves. This is a big improvement for many mortals.

Brought to you by:
Muse Song, The Muse of Encouragement, Nurturing and Good Company. Good chapter to reread. I'll wait.

What you do: In the evening, take a minute or five and just list what you've done during the day. Go beyond checking off what was on your to-do list . . . there's lots more you've done than just that. Notice the feeling you get when you give yourself credit simply by acknowledging what you've done during the day. If you want to perk up the child-like consciousness that is so instrumental in our creative out-put . . . give yourself stickers . . . they're not just for kids anymore.

SIgned the Muses,

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