It all begins with a dream. We allow ourselves to imagine, believe, and create beyond our wildest expectations when we accept the possibility of building our "castles in the air". As Henry David Thoreau said, " Of course we build our castles in the air. That's where they should be. Then we have to build a foundation under them."
We can dramatically transform our artistic areas of expertise and business by embracing creativity, and establishing the resonance of our soul. It's important to know your subject matter well and realize what makes you an expert. There is nothing more attractive and productive then your own uniqueness and authenticity. Know what that is and be willing to articulate and share it.
First, imagine exactly what you want to create. Make that vision your plan. Collaborate with associates and partners through the process of putting these ideas down on paper. Evaluate your resources and put in place financial controls that work for you. Next, take your easily understood steps and keep moving forward, because your course toward creating your dream has begun.
Once a stranger experiences part of your energy and creation they will become clients, associates, and partners. Engage them. Build a strong base and listen to your heart. This foundation will ground and affirm that the most interesting thing about art and being creative is that it can be done.
Originally posted in the June 2011 issues of Creativity Calling, the newsletter of the Creativity Coaching Association.