Dream, Imagine, Create

 

When you feel down, unfulfilled or defeated, try spending more time Dreaming, Imagining and Creating. Simply giving yourself the time to unwind, unravel and relax is an important step in Creating a life that want to wake up to – every day. 💪

You can’t solve problems in your mind, when you are too caught up in the mind. You have to let go of your mind ‘chatter’ and make some space in your life for a bit of playfulness. 😀

We can only do what we love from this place of playfulness, otherwise we are lost in the drama, lost in the seriousness and lost in the passion of why we love it in the first place!

Once you’ve got playful regularly and when you know what you want, you are eager to wake up in the morning, eager to do the things you want and eager to share it with others. When you are eager to share it with others, you see the value in what you do and can begin to create an income from it too 😍

That’s why I created my Online Video Course “How to Make a Living, Doing what you Love” – to help create that eagerness inside you, so that you can feel the eagerness more often, remember why you are doing what you love and give continued support in helping you to make a Living from doing what you Love, everyday!

The Course is 21 Online Videos, 27 pdf’s, 2 audios and access to private facebook group. You get lifetime access to the Course. At the end of the Course you’ll be equipped with all the methods and techniques you need to start living the life you always dreamed of! 💗

The Course has one more day left on discount, so go check it out and make that step to taking your passion one step further….you’ll be so pleased that you did! 💪

👉 https://leonamatuszakonline.thinkific.com/courses/do-what-you-love

With my Warmest Wishes,

Everything worth doing, takes Time


It’s really hard trying to juggle all the commitments and responsibilities that we all have, so I wanted to offer you a moment here, to be with yourself and contemplate Time,  Creativity and being the beautiful Human Being that you are.

I invite you to simply relax and breathe. Just be with yourself and your own thoughts for one moment. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in slowly and exhale slowly. Ahhhhh! 🙂

Everything worth doing, takes Time, don’t you think?

Think of something that you hold importance to in your life. I am sure that whatever it is, its taken time to grow, nurture and develop. You hold it of value because its taken Time for you to cultivate. All our relationships, whether our partners, children, friends or family all take Time to nurture. In our work and personal lives, Successes, Failures, Emotional Blocks, Losses and Triumphs have all taken Time to grow or to heal. Thats why ALL of it is valuable. 

From what I’ve seen with all the people I have taught over the years, is that one of the most important and worthy things you can do with your Time is: CREATE. The only difference is that some have trained their creative ‘muscle’ and some haven’t. Some have seen the importance of Creativity and some simply haven’t. Some have realised that to Create anything in life

(a baby, a job, a relationship, a piece of art…) takes TIME.

I believe that because Time is in the very essence of Creativity, it holds immense value to us, now more than ever. In our fast paced, always-something-to-DO modes, we forget that we are human BE-ings (not human do-ings!). When we simply ‘just be’ and then Create from that place, truly beautiful things happen. We re-connect to who we truly are, we see magic in the everyday and we start trusting our unique point of view. We gain in confidence, we speak our truth and we become less afraid of shining our personal light. These values underpin the very reasons why I love teaching Creativity.

How do you feel that Creativity positively effects your life? What does it mean to you and how do you connect with it?
I’d love to know. If you can, take the Time today to have some peace with yourself. You never know what you might Create from those thoughts.
All Creation simply begins with a thought 🙂 


In the decade that I have been teaching, I have come to realise that not everyone can attend Classes or Events that I host, due to other commitments. So, I’m currently working on a series of Online Courses that will help you connect to your Creativity – in your own Time. You’ll learn various ways to express and cultivate your Creativity, from the emotional side of things to the practical skills, that will help in both your Personal and Business lives.

With Warm Wishes,

5 Reasons to Leave the Job you Hate!

Hi everyone!

Creatives in their early stages often struggle with Money VS Time. You have to pay the bills now, but you also want to do what you love and that takes TIME. We all need to financially support ourselves but this never means doing something you hate doing! Choose work that compliments your skills, not something that leaves you drained and uninspired.

Please enjoy the Brand New Video – 5 Reasons to Leave the Job you Hate!

This is the final week of my Empowered Artist Video Series – I hope you have enjoyed it and taken away some Inspiration.

If you are struggling with your Creative Career then remember I offer a 3 session programme called “Get in the Zone”.
In this programme you discover whats really holding you back and how to move on with joy, ease and to make more art more often!

I look forward to helping you Get Back in the Zone!

3 Quick tips on How to get Determined!

Hi guys!

This week it’s all about getting Determined!

We all need that fire in our belly – to help us keep momentum up and create the things we have always dreamed of!

Enjoy my 5 quick tips and tweet me @leonamatuszak to tell me which tip resonated with you the most.

With Much love,

How to Dissolve Disappointment

Its another week and another video!

Have you ever felt disappointed? Many Creatives struggle dealing with situations not going how they expected.

So, over the years I have developed a way to go beyond disappointment

This one is particularly close to my heart.

Remember I offer one to one support when you need it.

Enjoy!

 

3 tips on Making a Creative Product

Hi Empowered Artists!

This week the video is all about making a creative product.

Its about the process of making a product, not the selling of a product (stay tuned – that will be in another video).

Having made a wide variety of products and sold them over the years, I have some key points to remember.

As always, if you need some one-to-one help with your project or product, I am available for sessions on Skype. Please visit the Coaching Page for full information.

Enjoy and see you next week!

With Warm Wishes,

 

 

3 Solutions to STOP being hard on yourself

 

Welcome to the 2nd Video in the “Empowered Artist”  video series for Creatives!

Each week for the next few weeks I will be sharing a video to inspire and motivate you to get back in the Creative Zone!

This week I give my top 3 Solutions on how to STOP being hard on yourself and keep on Creating.

Learn why Perfectionism is Negative and start being kinder to yourself every day.

Let me know which solution you are going to implement, today!

Enjoy!

5 Reasons to Never Give Up!

 

Welcome to the “Empowered Artist” – a new video series for Creatives!

Each week for the next few weeks I will be sharing a video to inspire and motivate you to get back in the Creative Zone!

This week I give my 5 top reasons why it’s crucial to not give up on your project – or your Creativity in general!

Let me know which reason has inspired you to keep on creating!

Enjoy!

How to Get Focused – Fast

Too many ideas – not enough time? 

Here are 3x simple solutions to get you focused – fast.

1- Write down everything you want to do first and then break it down into no more than 3 projects. Any more than that and your mind is too cluttered. If you have to give up a Project for now, do so. In order for you to properly commit to the most important things, a side project can wait.

2- Give yourself an Action Step or two for each one. Write down what you can do to got to the next step. Don’t worry about the bigger picture for now, the next step is all you need. When you have done that step, do the next and so forth.

3- Think about integrating complimentary activities that help you to “Get in the Zone” for your main projects. For example: exercise, meditation, walking, baking, listening to music – anything that gets you out of your mind for a bit and allows the mind clutter (“I should do this, I should be doing that”) to dissipate.

Bonus tip! GO DO your Action Steps Now!!! the time is now, there is never a “right time.”

Remember your Creativity is a valuable thing and honouring it will always make you feel good, every time.

Goal Setting for Creatives

goal setting

Goal Setting is one of those personal development tools that can often be frustrating for Creatives. We’ve heard about it and we know about it – but when is the best time do it and what could we include?

I’ve tried and tested a few different methods of Goal setting over the years and I’ve discovered my own process which works. I’m going to share that with you here. However, I want to say, right off the bat, that YOUR way is the best way. This is a solution that works for me. Give it a go and see how you feel. But always make sure you find whats right for you.

When is the best time?

I goal set with the natural path of the Sun, or to put it a simpler way – with the change of Seasons. I find this VERY useful for a number of reasons. Firstly though, let me tell you a little about these cycles.

There are 4 main points in the path of the Sun throughout one year.

Firstly there is the Winter Solstice to the Spring Equinox –  where the sun is furthest from the equator and where the days are the shortest. Usually around the 21st December.

Then the Spring Equinox to the Summer Solstice – Where the Sun crosses the equator and the days and nights are a similar length, with slightly more light. Usually around the 21st March.

Then the Summer Solstice to the Autumn Equinox – where the sun is furthest from the equator and when the days are the longest. Usually around the 21st June.

Then the Autumn Equinox to the Winter Solstice – Where the Sun crosses the equator and the days and nights are a similar length, with slightly less light. Usually around the 21st September.

Why is this useful?
For me, these are great times of year to Set new Goals because they are each divided into 3 month time-periods and 3 months is just the right amount of time to work on new projects as well as seeing results from previous goals.

What does this mean?
Its really useful to use Nature as a symbol of the process of Creativity. Nature has its own rhythm, its own process and so does Creativity. To some level they each have their own mystery too. Nature effects us in different ways (for example we need vitamin D and this is most readily found in sunlight) and our Creativity does too! Have you ever felt that your Creativity is calling you? How can we explain that?! For me, this kind of divine mystery in both Nature and Creativity draws me to creating the paralell when setting my goals.

What to include?
In Goal setting I include daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly goals. I sometimes include a goal for the coming year at the Winter Solstice. I include all aspects of life from Health/wellness, Business and Relationships.

As you are probably reading this around the Autumn Equinox –
What new goal would you like to achieve before the end of the Year? 

With Warm Wishes,