Introducing the latest addition to the world of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching: Rae Warde. Rae is an example of individuality, distinction, brilliance and warmth and is an integral part of the KMCC program with an expanding role. Take a read.
Where did you receive your formal training?
I’ve never been on a locomotive in a ball gown, but I have received copious amounts of seasoning from poking, prodding, digging, reading, and making mistakes. I would say that I have been “self-taught”, but that would be denying all of the people, places, incidences, books, and words of wisdom that have magically made their way into my life. Interesting that in my thesaurus (doesn’t that sound like a dinosaur?) one word for formal is “stereotypical”. I’ve never done anything in a stereotypical fashion. More of a semi-formal, unconventional, grab hold and find out all you can about a thing, kind of training.
I do know that the more I learn, the more I find I have yet to learn.
"You receive an education whether you go to school or not." LM Montgomery
Creative time of the day for you:
Nights more then mornings. Although, there is no time that is THE time… It is more a flow of projects then it is a time of day. I can get immersed in something and do it all times of day.
Do you have a mantra or a motto?
Several in fact!
Everything is created in our minds before it manifests itself in the outer world.
Change your Focus. Change your Choice. Change your Life
Everything in moderation, including moderation.
Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so.
Exclamation, not Explanation
Keys to your perseverance:
Faith and Inspiration. Faith is the evidence of things not seen. Faith is the knowing, even when there is no proof. This mixed with inspiration, the process of repeatedly in-taking Spirit in order to exhale creativity.
Also, a little bit of the following everyday… high heeled shoes, doing my makeup and flaming red hair, dressing cute, combined with yoga, meditation, reading and writing – especially in the bath, low-top converse, tank-tops, playing punk rock on my silver-flake electric guitar with my husband and son… loud! …and the color pink!
Do you work to music?
Music is an integral part of my world. What better way to create then to be immersed in the sound of another’s creation?
Best advice received?
“Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman
I know I’ve made it when…
HHHMMM…… When my book is published and sold… when I play my guitar ON STAGE… when I’m interviewed for a newsletter – “hey wait a minute!” Also, when I am flowing in passion, inspiring others, kindling spark and SHINING!
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled
by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
- Albert Schweitzer
Most favorite achievement?
Our wedding day… It was an incredible example of how being in “Flow” can supersede time, space, boundaries, borders and all. My background is in events and specialty desserts so I planned, designed, organized, directed, and even did my own cake! The day was truly amazing! A creation of Divine proportion! My husband and I had such fun! I felt in flow all day despite so many things “to do”… none of the do’s mattered, except the “I Do”.
How do you get ideas?
I am definitely a conduit… the more I open the more flows through me. Call it Divine Inspiration. I have yet to run out of ideas. Ideas seem to inspire more ideas. I’d say a sense of freedom, permission, change and rejuvenation are some of my best idea promoters. I have also come up with more ideas because of lack of money, proper tools or supplies… “Poverty” is the catalyst for many ideas. Never say it can’t be done; say, “I wonder?...”
Current upcoming projects?
I am continuing my journey as a Certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, as well as working within the Kaizen-Muse Association, assisting, moderating, and hopefully one day teaching! I am currently growing my business Inspired Connection to include not only coaching, but consulting and facilitation, assisting individuals in guiding creative passion into a viable business, integrating an existing passion and working with small businesses looking to e x p a n d creatively. I want to inspire people who are looking around saying, “Is this it?” to know that, “We cannot wait until we are completely ready to make a change. We can always find some excuse not to act. Just taking one step will give you the momentum to pursue your goal.” Opportunity is in and around us. We only get one life in this body. Why not make it the most passionate, inspiring, wonderful, amazing life?
"It is certainly true that every day we don't strive to live authentically we do pay a price, with compounded interest... It is a mistake to accept as our reality, the illusion that many are called but few are chosen." -Sara Breathnach