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 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!

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,

5 ways to stay determined!

5 tips on staying Determined!

We all get swayed off our paths now and again. Here’s my top tips on how to get back on and keep going!

1- Be Honest with where you are right now. Don’t see it better than is or worse than it is. Just look at it for what it is. Clarity is a healer and can shift your feelings about your current situation.

2- Decide. Make a decision on what you need to do now. Put the past behind you and get focused. Make a simple decision and sticking to it is the best way to propel you into determination.

3- Get help. You’re not an island, even if you want to be. Making a success of your Art means you need to make connections with others. Ask for help when you need it is vital for your growth.

4- Keep Making Stuff! Even if its not related to your project, just keep creating, keep yourself in the flow. If you jump ship its much harder to get back on.

5- Up your Game. When things get tricky you might want to go away from your routine. Instead of doing this, pivot into upping your game. You’ll create a new habit that, if you do it often enough, will get you back on track every time.

BONUS TIP!

6- Stick a motivational image or quote infront of your bed so its the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning. Don’t let those doubts creep in!

Tips from a couple of my lovely Periscope viewers:

“Wake up with gratitude” – @jayceeconnect

“Remember to centre yourself” @prismtrail

“Remember your core and go from there” @prismtrail

“Go beyond thought and into your heart” @jayceeconnect

“Colour is one of the best inspirations there is” @prismtrail

With my Warmest Wishes,