…building a business: seriously

I take a Zumba class every week. If you have ever been in this type of class you know that you cannot take yourself too seriously. I try not to look at myself in the mirror because if I did I would break out laughing. Of course the teacher/s always look amazing shaking their hips. Sigh. The lights are off, I work up a sweat and the hour goes by super fast. It’s done and I am outta there.

Is it work? Yes. Is it alot of women trying to do a grapevine to Latin music? Yes.

At some point I think we need to stop and check ourselves. Have we locked ourselves away for one too many days painting, designing, crafting? Have we been stressing about the next sale or market or client? I totally admire us for taking what we love to heart, but at some point there is a line that we shouldn’t cross into grave “seriousness.” It is after all art.

art /ärt/noun – the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Sounds like something that should be light and flowing. If you find that you are getting moody, anxious, and flustered, then stop. Unfurl your brows and walk away from your project until tomorrow.
Being creative is not meant to save the world. Maybe it’s meant to safe part of us if we allow it to move in and out unencumbered.
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Comments

  1. Your great, love the tutorials, your charming, instructional and nicely real!

  2. I do Crossfit 4-5 times a week so I can relax-so I totally understand!

  3. Boy did I need to hear this today! My computer was giving me fits today due to a virus and I was ready to hang up anything and everything to do with it (even blogging). It took HOURS to get right again. I consider my computer an extension of my creativity too so I really should’ve just walked away from it. Thanks for the reminder! Your new blog sounds intriguing.

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