Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…
You’re a creative person. You’re passionate about writing, but hey—you love other stuff too! You’ve been daydreaming about starting your own business. You have a blog. You run an Etsy shop. You travel. You take online classes. You’ve got an idea for a web comic, an epic fantasy novel, or a non-profit that will change the world.
You want to do it all.
You have a Google doc just for writing down random ideas that come to you during odd hours. Your proverbial notebook and pen on the nightstand is alive and well. The new ideas never stop!
With that kind of epic creative charge, you feel like you should have seen at least one of these projects through to fruition by now… right?
But instead you keep finding yourself siiighing at the end of each week, consumed by a sense of overwhelm rather than a sense of accomplishment.
You’re all over the place. You feel frustrated—and maybe even jealous when you see other writers and creatives who “have their shit together” and are making moves. You’re bursting with passion and ideas, but can’t seem to make things happen.
There are hundreds of reasons an idea doesn’t evolve into a tangible project, but I believe the most common ones come from a toxic combination of resistance and overwhelm.
Overcoming overwhelm is no joke. It takes a ruthless look at the way you’re living to understand how it could be less chaotic. I want to take a quick and dirty look at this at this modern epidemic among creatives, so we can get off the inspiration hamster wheel and start sinking our teeth into our work—and our lives.
If you’d like to switch out that nagging frustration for fulfillment and results, keep reading—and grab a notebook.