This month I decided to watch the video interviews on CreativeLive by Chase Jarvis and get some daily inspiration, motivation and wisdom. I’ve decided to blog about the series, logging my thoughts and takeaways…
Day 3 creative genius – Marie Forleo.
I’ve been a fan of Marie for a long time and just love how personable and high energy she is when sharing her knowledge. There were many yummy nuggets of wisdom throughout the interview – go watch it! But if I must choose, here are some big takeaways that hit me…
Trust your gut and follow your intuition. It’s what our moms and grandmas tell us and perhaps because it’s darn right! Often we have these feelings, yet we question ourselves. It really makes me think about how we need to know ourselves well and listen to our own voice. To trust ourselves and our judgement. If it doesn’t feel right, then there is something fishy.
Everything is figure-outable
Marie says this a lot, if you know or have followed her for a while. It’s just like a mantra that if you really want to do something, you’ll figure out a way. Be industrious and try, try again. Be creative.
Wouldn’t it be cool if?
Love this question! To motivate and inspire, just do a brainstorm using that question… very cool. I love it because it’s so simple, yet so good. If we follow that path, we will create what is needed in this world.
No to compare-schlager
Comparison drives us all down and social media can be poison. Yup. Marie talks about how we can feel like a failure due to the comparison game and it’s just all BS. Social media? It’s curated. Obviously. It’s like models in magazines. We know it’s photoshopped, yet it still makes us criticize ourselves. It’s toxic behavior, right? I love the point of needing to create before we consume. It will help to put us in a better place, before going out and seeing all that others create. I know that when I’m feeling stressed or down, creation always gets me happier. Scrolling facebook or instagram instead, doesn’t. There you go.
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