On Tuesday night I was just about having a heart attack watching the end of Game 6 in the NBA playoffs. Cleveland Cavaliers vs the Golden State Warriors.
I'm not a huge sports fan but I do love basketball. It's a sport I can understand. This is probably because I cheered for basketball for seven years. Oh yes... 8th grade, all 4 years of high school, and 2 years in college. But we'll cover some life lessons I learned from cheerleading another day.
For now, back to basketball. The other thing you need to know about my emotional involvement with this particular game is that I grew up about an hour south of Cleveland. I've been a Cavs fan my entire life and my social media feeds have been bursting throughout this entire series.
Game 6 was crucial. If the Cavs lose, it's over. If they win, they still have to win Game 7 to win the series. It was a close game and the last few minutes were a roller coaster of hope and disappointment.
What does this have to do with being creative and bringing your project into the world?
Do you have writer's block?
Are you stuck in the middle of a project and confused about what to do next?
I recently had a client who was overwhelmed and stuck. As we talked, I realized she was not receiving or listening to her creative flow.
This shows up as confusion, overwhelm, self-doubt, and worry that your project will not be good enough.
We can get past writer's block by taking the focus away from ourselves and our fear of not being perfect.