Most daunting about starting any big creative project are the self doubts that always kick in. Listening to the voices in our heads is pretty sickening! Talk about broken records that play on and on.
Recently I did a survey about what stops creative people from getting their projects off the ground. I bet you can identify with some of the things they said about negative mindsets. I certainly can!
Later I’ll tell you some great techniques to use when confronted all those doubting inner voices. But first I’d like to share with you some of the things that stopped the people in my survey from getting on with their projects. Check which one(s) apply to you:
- NOT GOOD ENOUGH: “I fear it won’t be as good as I imagine, that it won’t live up to my fantasy.” “I wonder if I am capable”
- NO TIME!: “I feel that if I unleash my creativity, I might go crazy with all the other things I have to do!”
- NOT ENOUGH MONEY: “I am afraid I’ll be cool and creative and starve to death if I go ahead.”
- TOO MUCH VISIBILITY: “I’m afraid to be out there and be really visible. I feel that something bad might happen,”
- OTHER PEOPLE’S OPINIONS: “I’m scared other people won’t like it”
Whenever I start a project that goes beyond my current comfort levels, I still have to battle the “creativity demons”. Two things I find which don’t work well are repeating affirmations or trying to use willpower!
Personally I find repeating endless affirmations boring and a waste of time! Willpower works up to a point. Both methods are unable to effectively battle powerful unconscious beliefs systems.
Luckily today there are a huge range of techniques that can virtually short circuit negative conditioning. NLP, EFT, Z-Point for Peace, andThe Healing Codes – these are only some of a multitude of methods that have proven track records in this respect.
Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of half of these. You can easily access information on many of these techniques on the internet. For example, you can find lots of instructional videos for EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique) on Utube.
Like with anything, it’s great to educate yourself about the options, and then use the techniques that most resonate with you. Choosing to work with an experienced coach or energy practitioner is also a great option, and money well spent. Their in-depth knowledge and expertise can help you identify and work through your blocks quicker than you can on your own.
Interested in experiencing some of these techniques? I will be hosting a one day workshop in Toronto on October 17th, where I’ll be sharing some of the methods I’ve found most effective in releasing negative beliefs. It will certainly help you melt inner resistance to doing your creative projects, as well as teach you techniques you can use to improve all areas of your life.
Price should not be barrier as it’s pay-what- you-can. And hey, what’s one day’s time, to get you well on your way with the creative projects you’d love to accomplish? ! For more information contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.