Posts by Linda McLean

Be the Change You Want to See

Speaking of change I’m thinking of changing my name. Well, not actually changing it, just creating a new one. A name to suit the new personae I’ve been working on, a woman of no fixed address who is well on her way to becoming a bestselling author. Meet Ailla Zaeg. She’s an international woman of…

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Men Need to Read This Too

The Importance of Being Important – Men Need to Know 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 – for example, 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…

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One Month Creativity Diet – Write a Daily Journal

Linda McLean

Part 4 of your Month of Creativity Diet – 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! Indifferent.! Better yet, give…

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One Month Creativity Diet – Commit to showing up.

Commit to showing up for one month. 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. 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

Stage 2 – Choose your first project, just one project with the thought ‘Make it Easy’ in mind To be creative is a choice. 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 also means…

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Creativity Diet – Choose One Creative Goal

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 time. The sad…

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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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