Fast Focus: Creative Opposition

by | Jul 23, 2012

Photo by buck82 via Flickr

Opposition is an essential shaper of the creative process, closing off some choices and pointing in new, sometimes completely unfamiliar and unexplored directions. Think of it as putting banks on a river. Without those banks, a river’s flow loses force. Add banks and you focus and direct a powerful flow.

Where are you experiencing opposition today? If you accepted these limits, what new choices might open up for you? If you let go of your beliefs about why you are opposed, what new possibilities might you see? What else might you do with the energy you are using to resist the opposition?

Inquiry: What request would I make today if I were not afraid of hearing no?

Do-overs and No-cost Coaching
Have you ever started a project with great enthusiasm only to realize you’d jumped the gun? Or that you’d started the right thing in the wrong way?

It happens to all of us. And while we may feel we just have to suck it up, there’s usually an alternative:

A do-over.

Consider this a do-over with benefits
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Tuesday, July 31: Open coaching call
Tuesday, August 7: Money Myths, Boogie Monsters, and Practical Magic (ebook)
Wednesday, August 15: Open coaching call
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Open coaching
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Co-create wellbeing in all dimensions
Did you know that wealth and wellbeing come from the same root word?

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Photo by buck82 via Flickr