Creative blocks are real and they can be the most frustrating obstacles in the world if your work or artistic outlet depends on having a fluid mind.
The resistance that one will always encounter when attempting a creative project is something that most people do not try and overcome.
Nearly everyone I know has a desire to participate in some form of art.
Its a conversation I often have with girls: “what do you really want to get out of life?” is a question that leads to them revealing their hidden dreams, desires, and ambitions. And nearly every single one expresses interest in becoming a painter, writer, dancer, musician, singer, actress, photographer, etc…
Men have this desire as well. My closest male friends have all been successful artists, it is a path to self-actualization and freedom of thought and those are the people I am drawn to and open up the most around.
Becoming an entrepreneur is a creative act and anyone who takes that route and becomes successful should consider what they have built a work of art.
But the resistance that will come up when you first attempt to sit down and create something is a force that prevents most people from ever turning their dreams in to a reality.
I was a victim of resistance for a long while, never exercising my true potential, and comfortable with being an amateur.
A few years ago in my late 20s, I did some serious self-reflection after a near-death bike accident, and I found myself working at a job that took up most of my time and energy during the week and prevented me from having the freedom I desired.
I decided that the only way to free up my time and live the lifestyle I truly wanted was to work on a project that would provide enough extra money so that I could work much less and pursue my interests.
When I first sat down to create, I couldn’t do it. The resistance was so strong that it stopped me from putting my ideas into action. It told me I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t ready, wasn’t talented enough to complete what I set out to do.
And I listened to that bastard called resistance for a long time and kept putting off my work.
Then one day, I was listening to some music and letting my thoughts go where they wanted. *I’ll never forget that song by the way, here it is below*
I felt a wave of inspiration come over me and knew it was time to stop fucking around and really get to work.
My attempts to begin on my own had failed so I did extensive research online, asked some friends of mine where to start, and was recommended many different sources/books.
I read through a lot of material and wasn’t very impressed.
Until I started to read this:
Within a few days I was working hard on my art, I had overcome the resistance to get started, and was finally on the path to who I was supposed to become.
When the work was complete, not only did I have something that I was incredibly proud of, but I was able to use it to set myself free from my old job, find new work that was much, much more rewarding and required much less time.
It is a book that can truly change your life, especially if you are a creative thinker or have any desire to become an artist.
And if you are an artist who hasn’t yet reached your true potential, the book will help you get there.
I picked it up again recently to gain some inspiration and relive the fond memories of seeking self-knowledge. It wasn’t as nearly as profound as the first time I read it through, mostly because I don’t need the kick in the ass I needed all those years ago, but it did help rekindle my love for making art and bringing new things in to the world.
Buy the Artists Way here.
*Speaking of creating. I’ll have my next book out in a couple of weeks. I’ve been working on this one for a while and it will appeal to any guy who likes to have sex with pretty girls.
*If you are interested in a creative outlet that can develop you as a person AND allow you to meet tons of girls (seriously, this is the only way I have ever been able to ‘cheat’ at game) then you should by Camera Game and get started.
One reader had this to say about it:
I can feel the photographic juices starting to stir again, for the first time in many years.
This book is about becoming an artist who is moved by the beauty of the female form. Girls just happen to be attracted to artists and the whole validation experience of being in front of the lens.
Banging girls is just an outcome of self-improvement from developing as an artist.
Pick up An Introduction to Camera Game by clicking on the cover below.