Abandoning The Creative Catapult

by Kittie Bernott in , ,

I realized this past month that I've been picking and choosing which of my ideas to develop and share based on whether or not I feel they have the potential to be that "big ticket item" that creates a magical breakthrough and catapults me to the next level in Business™.

At some point in the past years, I absorbed the belief that with just one more effort, one more class, one more Aha! moment, I'd create something that would blow the doors to my business wide open, I'd magically attract all the new customers I needed, and all would be well.

And, I know this hope/belief is easy to absorb in the entrepreneurial world. It's far sexier to advertise "Breakthrough!" than "Slow'n'Steady Progress."

In the process of holding out for my own breakthrough, I set aside a lot of smaller jewelry offerings and intuitive creations that I pre-judged wouldn't be welcomed in a huge way. Or even a moderate way! And now I realize that withholding any creative idea is the same as denying someone the medicine they truly need.

Because why would the idea be channeled to me in the first place, if it wasn't needed by someone in the material world?

So now I'm approaching my offerings, and creations, and my entire structure with new eyes. For the first time in years, I'm excited to sit down and free-form create, and then share what I'm developing! Because whether it reaches one person, or 5, or 100, they need what I'm doing, and I'm here to help.

It's a huge relief, giving myself permission to work on things for the sake of seeing the creation through to completion, instead of for the sake of whether or not it will "sell."

And, in a good way, it feels a little rebellious... entrepreneurs are, after all, supposed to chase that Big Ticket Dream. So I'm giving myself permission to STOP chasing, for the rest of the year, or maybe longer. Right now I'm focusing on being the best I can be, for the people who need me.

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There are so many talented creators in the world — and there’s room for all of us.

by Kittie Bernott in , , , ,

The most true thing you can do as a creator is show up as yourself, 100% not apologizing, but instead celebrating. 

When you do, you’re speaking the language of truth. 

When you knock things up a notch and choose to put your work and your true self out there in the world, in a truly visible way, the people who get your truth and live in it will come join you. 

It doesn’t matter if they flock to you, or trickle in one by one. Because they will be ready for the medicine that only you can give.

When you show up and share your work and your truth all in one package, that is creating Art That Serves. 

This is the most powerful art there is. 

And then the pleasure — the art that also pleases — is icing on the already delicious layer cake of creation.

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