the crowded bus

My youngest came home late last night from her last rehearsal before her big play opening  today with a full and overwhelmed head

This is the way it always is around here in the 11th hour of anything. We need a little cry just before anything big.

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I think I can

You might think this is over simplistic, but sometimes when I have a tough time with something, I turn to my little artists for help.

I will ask a broad, open ended question like

When something feels hard, how do you overcome it?

How do you face your fears?

What do you say to yourself when you are on that tightrope ?

Their answers never fail me and always serve me well.

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beginner mindset and the creative process

I like when two opposing thoughts are both correct.

Sometimes beginner mindset holds you back and sometimes it is just the thing that ignites your life.

Often your 10,000 hours make your work sing. But with mastery you need to stay green.

“In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” — Zen monk Shunryu Suzuki Continue reading