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Will AI Replace Creators? art artificial intelligence collaboration inspiration muse performance Apr 01, 2024

It is the spring of 2024, and we find ourselves in the beginning stages of AI-phobia. It’s the latest fad-fear (next to, you know, global thermonuclear destruction). “AI is going to...

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The Last Day art authenticity content creators focus inspiration mindfulness motivation Feb 19, 2024

“Today is a good day to die.” You have heard the phrase in numerous contexts, usually attributed to Native American culture. While the exact origin of the phrase is uncertain, I prefer...

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Eight Characteristics of High-Functioning People creators entrepreneurship inspiration organizaztion productivity professional mindset success Feb 05, 2024

What does it mean to be “high-functioning”? The term applies to people who set and achieve their goals at a very high level. These people do not necessarily have less challenges than...

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Running inspiration mindfulness motivation self love success Jan 09, 2024

I remember a time that I was perfectly content in my little house in my little home town. That was ages ago. I’ve been psychologically “running” for a long time now.

It happened...

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Start Again change creators inspiration mindset progress success Dec 27, 2023

Welcome to my 48th article this year and the last of 2023. The end of the calendar year is as good a time as any to take stock of the last 12 months and make new plans. Time to start again.

There...

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Invite the Muse creativity creator inspiration mindset success Dec 19, 2023

So here it is. You have cleared your mind and stilled the incessant, distracting chatter (as we discussed in last week’s blog post). Now you are staring at a blank page, or staff or canvas....

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Be Quiet creators discipline inspiration meditation practice Dec 14, 2023

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. - Ram Dass

Here I sit in a coffee shop, attempting to write. This has to be one of the loudest environments around. I can barely hear the scream of the...

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Craft authenticity craft creators discipline excellence inspiration motivation Nov 27, 2023

At the end of the day, it’s what we actually do. Professional creators in any field must contend with a dizzying array of support tasks. But the care and effort we bring to our craft is what...

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Outside The Box authenticity creativity creators inspiration motivation original Nov 20, 2023

My wife, Jenn is a creator of the fine art persuasion. She draws and paints and many of her creations are stunningly unique. At one point early in our relationship I commented, “Wow -...

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The Dark Side art authenticity creator expression inspiration motivation success Nov 13, 2023

“Sad songs, they say so much,” sang Elton John in 1984. The dark side of art was popular long before Bernie Taupin wrote those lyrics and remains so now.

Sophie’s Choice; The Road;...

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Have Some Fun creators fun inspiration mindset motivation success Nov 06, 2023

This article is dedicated to all the creators out there working their butts off. All y’all (that’s Southern plural) creating content, watching trends, crunching numbers, tweaking...

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Define Your Purpose creators inspiration meaning motivation purpose success Oct 23, 2023

As an existentialist, I don’t believe that we are born with a pre-defined destiny. Consciousness does not come with a road map, so you are free to choose your own self-meaning. Let’s...

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Look Back, Move Forward experience inspiration memory purpose self-awareness success Oct 09, 2023

It is valuable to travel to once-familiar places and reminisce. In my experience, it is often necessary to look back in order to move forward.

Memories


Memory is a powerful ally. At its core, your...

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Practical Existentialism creators inspiration meaning motivation purpose success Oct 02, 2023

Practical Existentialism is a term I use to describe the theoretical and clinical foundation of my work. It is a particularly effective mindset and operational strategy for creators.

Practical...

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We Are Magical inspiration jeff w welsh magic mental health mindset motivation Sep 18, 2023

Mental health professionals are trained to notice so-called “magical thinking” in their patients/clients. We are taught that the belief that a person’s thoughts, words or actions...

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