Do you ever feel like you’d just love a road map that tells you exactly what to do, step by step, to get where you want to be? I do! I know that living a creative life and building creative dreams doesn’t work that way. But oh, sometimes I really want it to!
I’m still working on how I want my coaching and creative lives to look. I didn’t do anything with it last week as I had a suddenly, extremely ill kitty to worry about. She’s out of the hospital and mending but not great, but we’re feeling hopeful now so I’m stepping back into my meditations on changing my world.
I’m figuring out how a move toward more writing-centered focus (which includes journaling, which I deeply believe is important for all creatives) will look, what my website might include, what I’ll want to write about from this new focus. I’m figuring out how I want my shift to look and feel while I’m in the middle of it, because how the shift happens is important, too.
So how do you make a major shift in your life focus? I like to do it Kaizen-Muse™ style (of course). I’m starting with Small Questions to help me figure out my first Small Steps (my two favorite KMCC™ tools!) Right now I’m asking “What does the website of a writer’s coach look like?” and “What does it talk about?” I’m tinkering with questions about how talking about general creativity will still fit into the mix, but I don’t have a good, solid question for that yet.
If you’re looking to make a shift in your creative life (or any part of your life), I recommend starting with some good questions–questions about what things might look like in your world as you make your changes, questions about how the old will fit in with the new. Ask your questions, and then go about your business. You don’t need an answer right away. Ask your questions once a day, maybe at the same time, maybe as part of a tiny ritual (I like to write mine down sometimes–in my journal, on an index card, on a sticky note). And then don’t push for an answer. Keep asking. Your brain will take hold of the questions and run with them, and answers will come. Just listen. That’s what I’m doing right now. I don’t know if, once I have some answers, I’ll write about it or just make my changes. You’ll probably figure it out based on what you see here. I do know that I’m excited to make these changes, and I hope you’ll come along for the journey. I think there’s lots of great writing to do in the days ahead.