Exercise

Skill building maneuver

# 313

I have a bad feeling that things are about to take a turn for the worst

Crossbreeding
Giving yourself permission to fantasize in both positive and negative directions
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# 288

I have to be creative for all these other people, but what about me?

Productive Selfishness
Saving some creativity for yourself to optimize the very process for which you are renowned
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# 263

I want to trust my inner voice more and figure how to do great work

Intuitive Leading
Deconstructing instincts into hard concepts that can be understood more technically
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# 222

I need to work out some feelings and figure out what’s going on

Aggressive Pondering
Deliberately creating a situation or framed experience in order to have an arena in which to work out an unresolved issue
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# 209

I’m new and young, and want to improve my skills and become a master at my creative craft

Apprenticing
Finding opportunities to build your emotional and physical calluses
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# 162

I just want to make the same thing over and over again

Motifing
Engaging in guilt free creative projects that are uniquely appealing to you
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# 111

I’m so focused on customers, I don’t have time to work on my own stuff

Cobbling
The practice of shipping ideas for your own business that are up to the same scale as you would deliver for your customers
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# 116

I spent all that time practicing that activity for nothing

Joydraging
The ability to tolerate boring, repetitive, isolating tasks that don’t have an immediate payoff
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# 069

I don’t have a fanbase and I’m creating to a wall

Audience Of None
Actively doing great work for no reason other than to feel the positive internal experience it provides
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# 050

I’m not inspired, I want my work to be honest and stand out

Shadowing
Channeling the dark, unconscious aspects of your personality in the service of your creative works
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