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April First 2013

Five Ways to Fool Yourself into Creating

Fool your fears and your ego because when they are involved, deliberately trying to create is often met with resistance, procrastination, rebellion and hiding under the bed.   On this day of fooling, be a wise and creative sneak.


1. Make it less important. Starting an activity with the intention of just playing to pass the time or have fun, can relax all the pressure that turns into creative blocks.  Make time for just toying with something, not for the best seller or the brilliant invention. Your ego and fears will be fooled.


2. Use Reverse PsychologyPut your normal distractions right on your To-do list and then rebel against them by showing up for a poem, a paragraph of writing, five minutes of setting up your space, daydreaming about your next step, or plunging defiantly into your brilliance.


3. Use No-Brainer Inspiration:

The relaxed and intuitive state of creativity often shows up in the shower, while driving, doing the dishes, walking, or during other no-brainer activities. Start your creative time in no-brain-land where the ego and fears are caught off-guard so right brain inspiration is more easily accessed. From: The Muse is In: An Owner's Manual to Your Creativity


4. Turn it Upside Down

The ego was fooled when I created the painting to the right. I turned the photo I was using upside down, which took away all pressure to be perfect. How can you take away all pressure to be perfect?


5. Be a FoolFools often get further in the creative process because they act without having to know everything, thus saving themselves from preconceived notions, rigid rules, and the shoulds invented by others.  


Making time for your creativity is a must. No foolin.



With sneaky intentions



Deliciously Free Conference Calls

  • Tuesday April 2, 2013 Free Call: The Muse is On (the phone) Play with creative prompts and clever ways to stay true to your creativity with Jill Badonsky, (that would be me). Includes effortless creative writing experiences and information about upcoming regular writing sessions via teleconferences to help us stay true to the call of our writing so we don't get cranky.
  • Every Friday: 8 am pacific/ 11am eastern Parallel Universe Time. I hold the space for you to work on your creative project without distraction. For people who are having a hard time showing up for yourself. Try it. It's free. Sign-up here.


Facilitate Modern Day Muse Creativity Workshops 


Creativity Coaching Certification Training

  • August 21 - December 11, 2013  Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Training: Now taking applicationsBecome a certified creativity coach and liberate individuals (including yourself) from anything that stops creativity whether it be for art, writing, business, life transitions or living a deeper, more fulfilling existence.Since 2005, based on the work of author and inspirational humorist, Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. and renown Kaizen author and psychologist, Robert Maurer.


Book Signings and Workshops


Taos Creativity Retreat July 9-13, 2013

  • Electric Skies and Creative Thunder More information here
  • We will dive into crafts, images, art, doodling, energy work, music, guided meditation and the inspiration of the Mabel Dodge Luhan House and Taos to inspire writing and deepen creativity.

Enjoy Evening Salons with local singer/songwriters, a field trip to the artsy, bohemian Wired? Cafe, treks to town with creative missions, gourmet-healthy meals around our dining table (alone-worth the price of admission!).   Hold your space.





Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. has been running creative workshops for individuals and companies since 1985.

She is the author of three books on creativity, an inspirational humorist, multimedia artist, playwright, illustrator, and founder of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching.

(R) All rights reserved. 2013  Table for two also reserved this evening at Papalecco's. See you there at 6pm?

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