Do These Problems Sound Familiar?
I work with writers, artists, musicians, performers,
entrepreneurs and other creative people who struggle with resistance problems
I can’t figure out how to start or how to keep
going when I get stuck.
I’m too busy to do the one thing that I most
love to do. And I suspect I keep myself busy so I won’t have to face my fears.
When I find time to go to my office or studio,
I remember ten other things I have to do before I can start my creative work.
I have great ideas, but I never seem to have
time to implement those great ideas. “Adminis-trivia” (pointless meetings,
meaningless emails, errands, etc.) consumes my days.
I have so many ideas, I don’t know where to
start. I begin project after project, but I never seem to finish anything.
I sabotage my own efforts. I criticize myself
and undermine my confidence. I indulge in bad habits. I lose important files or
resources. I have accidents or injuries. I don’t act on opportunities. I have
difficulty meeting deadlines. I hang out with people who don’t appreciate or
support my creative work or who claim to be writers/artists but are always
talking about how impossible it is to do creative work.
I alternate overworking with underworking.
During crunch times, I push myself hard to meet deadlines, so I don’t have time
to line up my next gig or to plan strategy. When the crisis is over, I’m too
tired, mentally and physically, to be creative. The only thing that can energize
me is the next looming deadline.
If your challenges sound like these, click here to see if you have the
characteristics to move through resistance.