Escape 12 Traps of Creative Resistance, Turn Sabotage into Success, and Use Art for Awakening (5: COMPARE AND COMPLAIN)

TRAP 5: “COMPARE AND COMPLAIN“ YOU: (SECRETLY, INSIDE) “Maria is so good. Can I even compete with her brilliance/humor/presence? (I can’t.)” ME: “It’s so difficult for us to see our own gifts. We are literally blind to our own genius. Our brains evolved to escape from tigers and bears. That’s how Read more…

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Escape 12 Traps of Creative Resistance, Turn Sabotage into Success, and Use Art for Awakening (4: AUTHORITY FIGURE ISSUES)

TRAP 4: “AUTHORITY FIGURE ISSUES” YOU: “I don’t like how you’re leading this workshop. I quit. (And I know it’s non-refundable, but can I have my money back?)” ME: “You may not like me, and you may find my leadership style irritating. I seem bossy and maybe you don’t like how Read more…

Escape 12 Traps of Creative Resistance, Turn Sabotage into Success, and Use Art for Awakening (3: LIFE IS SUDDENLY AMAZING)

TRAP 3: “LIFE IS SUDDENLY AMAZING“ YOU: “I suddenly realize I don’t really have time for this creative stuff. I’ve suddenly got SO much on my plate, and it’s really… self-indulgent. For my kids/career/partner/other creative project/suddenly amazing new job offer, I just don’t have time!” ME: “I do notice when Read more…

Escape 12 Traps of Creative Resistance, Turn Sabotage into Success, and Use Art for Awakening (1: FEAR YOU GOT NOTHIN’)

Having done standup comedy since college, I struggled for a long time to get the hang of writing, being on stage, and putting myself out there. I was inconsistent. I was self-sabotaging. I was often paralyzed with fantasies of grandiosity. I was so frustrated that I hadn’t “made it” yet. Read more…