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Turning Passion Into Purpose: 7 Ways To Jump-Start Your Career

1. Create a list of goals (present and future).

As simple as this sounds, the act of physically, tangibly creating goals will not only motivate you, but help you to see the forward progression between where you are, and where you want to go. Grounding yourself in a list will help you to focus on the long-term, while also inspiring you to move forward with specific times you’re wishing to accomplish, rather than one overarching ‘ideal’ that seems distant and unapproachable.

Your goals can also help you to rise to the occasion, being the push you needed to really step forward and make progress, rather than waiting for the ‘right time’ or ‘perfect moment’ (which, in actuality, does not exist.) Having a list of goals can help you see both the smaller steps and the larger whole, giving you the motivation to move forward with purpose, rather than indecision. Continue reading

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15 Emotion-Based Writing Prompts For Digging Deep

It’s one thing to write efficiently, it’s entirely different to write effectively, but neither of those would be possible (for creative work) without writing emotionally.

These fifteen prompts will help you to dive into your feelings, challenge you to think deeply about some of the more personal topics in your life, and bridge the gap between your experiences and the characters on the page.

Prepare to be pushed into a more vulnerable realm of thinking and creating. 🙌💡 Continue reading

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9 Writing Prompts For Creating Unique, Diverse Content

The best way to expand your mind creatively is to find prompts that allow you to think outside the box, thus helping you make poems/articles/pieces/art that differs from your typical work. Not only does this give you flexibility in what you can market, sell, freelance, etc., but offers you the opportunity to be challenged—a positive exercise regardless of what you do with the final product.

Here are 9 writing prompts to help you think and produce outside the norm. Continue reading

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8 Tips For Fostering Creativity In Your Daily Life

I get it. You’re busy. You have work, obligations, family, friends, and not enough hours in the day. Trust me when I say I completely understand. There’s just not enough time.

But if you want to build yourself as a creator, writer, artist, musician, etc. you have to make time for what matters—pursuing and working on your craft. And that starts by carving intentional space for this in your daily life. Continue reading

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9 Little Ways To Beat Writer’s Block

What is writer’s block? Well, according to the world it’s when you absolutely hit a wall with your writing. Nothing comes out, nothing makes sense, just nothing. But honestly (and as crazy as this sounds) I don’t believe in writer’s block. I think that we build this idea in our heads that we a) aren’t good enough, or b) can’t create, so then we trick our minds into thinking in that direction.

If you’re telling yourself you can’t do something—well how can you?

Our ability to achieve, complete, or master something is largely based on our mindset. And when we tell ourselves we can’t write, well, we’re probably not going to be able to.

Writer’s block, to me, has always seemed like an excuse when we’re afraid to face our fears, or when we’ve had a bad few pieces and feel discouraged, or when we just aren’t creating what we want. (Obviously if there are reasons related to trauma then this doesn’t apply—I’m just talking about the day-to-day creative person here.)

But the truth is, writer’s block is defeated when we face it head on.

It’s defeated when, instead of giving ourselves reasons why writing is impossible, we just put our pens to the paper, our fingers to the keyboard and let whatever comes, come. Continue reading