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new design for my website

I just finished (almost) redesigning my website http://www.coachingyounow.com/

I will appreciate all the feedback and suggestions 🙂 Thank you!

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acknowledgments

As many of you know or just read recently, 2 weeks ago I launched my website: www.coachingyounow.com

I am really proud of the job I did, even though I am not sure if this website is what my prospective clients would expect to see, if all the information they might be looking for is there.

If you have any suggestion or commentary, please don’t hesitate to contact me 🙂

I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Renee and Lucas for the help they provided during the website construction. If it wasn’t for them, it would have been much, but really much more difficult.

Happy Easter everyone!

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aspiring writers

What is creativity? Is it a quality? Is it something one can work on, so he has more of it? Is it a state of mind? Is it something easy or difficult to define with simple words? People can be creative in so many ways. But one thing is sure: they all need to find a way to express it.

Creativity is, obviously, the most important quality of a writer. Since it is, though, something volatile and unpredictable, it is considered as strongly tied up with inspiration. Inspiration is just like the water in the sea. You step at the edge of the water, your feet dry and the second after, without moving, you are all wet. But sometimes it doesn’t work and you could wait hours and hours without getting wet. This is what writers call, I suppose, an “artistic crisis”.

The creativity’s characteristics make it impossible for a writer, who thinks this way, to be organised. He can not foreseen if he will feel like writing at 1pm or at 11am. How could he schedule his working hours if he has no idea about when he will be inspired to write? And what if inspiration does not appear for a very long time?

Most people confess that in this case they are just somehow wasting their time to unproductive activities. Others, whose dream is to write this bestseller, will never change their current job (which is also a waste of time, because they feel unhappy and unfulfilled in life). One thing is sure: they don’t do anything to make their dream of being a writer come true. Nothing but waiting to be inspired.

There are many reasons why they choose to wait, instead of act. Lack of self-discipline, lack of self-confidence, fear of failure or fear of success, procrastination, no persistence… There are thousands reasons that could be their roadblock. Isn’t it worth to find out “why”?

If I had to coach an aspiring artist, I would not only encourage him to find out “why”. I would also suggest that he makes his working place looking just as he wants, just as he has always imagined it, as he thinks the working place of a “true” writer looks like. It could be a great way for him to feel psychologically more comfortable while working. I think that artists, more than other people, need to feel well with the objects that surround them, they need to feel that this one room in the house belongs to them and only to them.

Yes, we all need to feel comfortable with our living place, but I think that artists have even more sensibility to this kind of things.

A life coach, if able to use his intuition with his client/writer, would be able to feel what happens in his life, with his emotions and could help him to understand that it would be better to commit to write 3 pages every day, than to wait ages for this famous “inspiration” (that can change with time in “frustration”) to come.

I wish I could ask some writers how it works for them. Because I am waiting for inspiration and wasting my time until- just as in my dream- one day I will finish my novel.

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Hello world!

Instead of deleting the “wordpress.com” post I will just give a warm welcome to you, my reader. I hope you will find my blog interesting enough to make some comments.

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