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Alexandria - The Stuck Creative Meetup

Learn How To Self-Coach to Get That Book, Painting, Screenplay, Idea, Invention or Any Other Project Started and Done

Got a project shoved away in the drawer and you can't pick it up again? Don't have a project but know you want to do more with your life?

Getting projects done is tough work, especially if they are something that is an "add-on", meaning that this project is something we want to do when our regular life things are under control and done---our job, household stuff, visiting with friends, family, and pets, etc, etc., etc. When and how can we ever get down to our projects!?

Learn the secrets of overcoming:

  • the challenges we face every time we start (or restart) a project
  • our worse enemy, our inner critics
  • distractions
  • overwhelm
  • no time
  • not knowing where to start
  • common ways of thinking that are really dead-end ways of approaching your project
  • lack of focus while you work and when you don't work
  • lack of self-discipline and persistence (these are different skills)

Learn the secrets of building:

  • upon your strengths and values
  • your ability to work with others to get your project done
  • your ability to create a strong vision of what you want to do
  • your ability to discover your own pace
  • your ability to keep your project "top of mind"
  • your ability to find creative time here and there
  • and more

Learn the secrets of getting started and staying going from the emerging field of Creativity Coaching. Creativity Coaching can help anyone---aspiring writers, painters, magicians, quilters, to hobbyist photographers---you name it, anyone who takes on special projects and wants to get the darn things done. This is a practical, down-to-earth support group filled with: exercises, tips, resources, presentations.

Each meeting will start with a short presentation. That will be followed by a discussion, exchange of ideas and encouragement.

More About The Stuck Creative:

Curious but not sure if you want to attend a meeting?  Get a flavor of what we do and discuss at The Stuck Creative Blog.  Go to:

Group Leader: Gary Goodwin has been trained by Eric Maisel, the father of Creativity Coaching and by other coaching experts. In addition to these skills, he has had training in tools important to peak performance such as imagery, performance psychology, the psychology of change, positive psychology, and has been trained in how to spot barriers to creativity such as anxiety, depression, frustration, and low self-confidence.

Free ($5 donations are appreciated). Open to all as a drop-in meeting. No registration is needed. For more info, e-mail: [masked]

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  • Merima

    I enjoyed this meetup very much, and am looking forward to the next one. It will be very good to hear and brainstorm about particular problems group members runs into. I remember the group leader urging some members who worked through previously mentioned issues to speak first, and with the quietest after everyone who expressed desire to share, which was very appropriate in my opinion.

    September 2, 2013

  • Kelly

    Whew! I don't think we need to be so hard on the leader in this group, who I thought did a fine job. A couple people did a lot of talking, but that's the way it goes sometimes. I'm sure if someone else had wanted to share, the others would have listened attentively, there was certainly enough time & opportunity for everyone to speak had they wanted. I stuck it out to the end and will be returning b/c I think there's value here.

    August 30, 2013

  • Fred

    Fairly good meet up. I would like to have heard more about other participants' projects and process.

    August 25, 2013

  • Aida G.

    Don't know how this happened, but put 12:30 on my calendar. Showed up late, and the mtg was over.

    August 24, 2013

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