Posts by Linda McLean

MEN NEED TO READ THIS TOO

The Importance of Being Important – Men Need to Read This Too. For the past two years I’ve been writing The Importance of Being Important. The central idea of the book is simple, every one of us is the most important person in the room. It’s a notion that doesn’t sit comfortably with most people,…

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ONE MONTH CREATIVITY DIET – COMPARE AND CONTRAST

PART FIVE to prepare for your one month creativity diet –  COMPARE AND CONTRAST. Here is a great way to begin always, be conscious – ie ask yourself, ‘What has changed since I decided to spend one month on a Creativity Diet? Take a piece of paper. Take a pen. Divide the page into two…

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ONE MONTH CREATIVITY DIET – WRITE A DAILY JOURNAL

PART FOUR of your MONTH OF CREATIVITY DIET will help you stay focused. WRITE A JOURNAL Write about your creative project every day. As much or as little as you want. At bare minimum write the date and one word to describe how you’re feeling about putting yourself on this creativity diet ie Good!  Bad!…

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ONE MONTH CREATIVITY DIET – COMMIT TO SHOWING UP

STEP 3 to prepare for your month on a CREATIVITY DIET is to make the commitment to stay on your diet. If it helps, make yourself accountable to someone else. COMMIT TO SHOWING UP FOR ONE MONTH This may be the hardest step in your month of creativity diet.  It looks easy in the beginning…

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ONE MONTH CREATIVITY DIET – CHOOSE A FIRST PROJECT

STEP TWO – CHOOSE YOUR FIRST PROJECT, JUST ONE PROJECT with the thought ‘Make it Easy’ in mind. To be creative is a choice. Diet – TO BEGIN MAKE IT EASY Now that you have a Creative Goal you have a vision of what kind of creativity you want to put your attention to! It…

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CREATIVITY DIET – CHOOSE ONE CREATIVE GOAL

STEP ONE – To get started on your month long diet of creativity CHOOSE ONE CREATIVE GOAL MY FRIENDS, NOW IS THE TIME TO BE WILD MIND! I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. We are ALL CREATIVE ALL THE TIME – whether we realize it or not, we are all creating all the…

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ONE MONTH CREATIVITY DIET

A CREATIVITY DIET? It makes sense to me. I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my diet, ie the food I eat, ie plans that make sense and will bring balance and nourishment into my life. Like all of us, I want to feel great and have lots of energy, so I’m always…

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WE ARE ALL CREATIVE

‘There are no accidents.’ That’s what a piano teacher told me once, the teacher who had me practice Bartok and counterpoint rhythms to train right and left hands to play independently and in unison. What has that got to do with creativity?  Taking piano lessons with Peter was like trying to make order out of…

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The Importance of Being Important – Dinner at Lonely Beach

Conversation in Cambodia (photos courtesy of Andreas) The Importance of Being Important. This is the title of the book I’ve been writing for the past couple of years. Now and then the topic comes up of my book comes up in conversation and I find myself putting my iphone on the table to record it.…

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To Blog or Not to Blog – Reluctant Blogger

I admit my reluctance to head into this blog 0-sphere. It’s not that I don’t love writing. Like many of you I feel I was born to write. It’s not words that keep me from wanting to participate in this world. It’s because once upon a time I talked myself into thinking it would be…

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