Have your “creator” hat on while you’re brainstorming, writing, drawing, singing… After your allotted creating time, take off your creator hat, and put on your “appreciator” hat. As the appreciator, you will talk to the creator for a few minutes and let her (or him) know how thankful you are to her for being so open and uncensored.
Each time we move up to a higher level of productivity, creativity, or integrity, the part of us that has been stuck can get scared. You can address that part of you by actually talking to it, respecting it’s concerns, and giving it a voice.
Here’s the thing that will blow this up and bring it to the next level: you need to let your mind know that you mean business. So take the vision you’ve written, and find a magical way to show yourself your commitment. Perhaps you post it on your wall where you look every day. Perhaps you light a candle and dedicate yourself to your vision each morning. Perhaps you distill the vision into a word and wear that word around your wrist or neck as an amulet.
Step five: Perform! Take your due on stage, strut your stuff, and tell your story for real–be the most you-est you you’ve ever been, share your story in a way that lets the audience fully see who you really are. (Hint: the less you care how good you are, the better you’ll be.)