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I’m so excited to share with you my first video for Monday’s Muse! Today I’m revealing one simple vital tip that successful creative geniuses know and live by that you should be aware of, in order to create success in your own creative adventures. I hope this helps you get one step closer to your dreams! Be sure to let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.
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Hey! I have talked to you before about me moving from all i have ever know and getting married leaving a 16 year career that i waste married to and then met my soulmate. Now im entering into the workforce again and same job but so many fears of being in a new place
plus my skill hardenening..i feel like my confidence is even lower now…loved ur video
Hi Kim! Just remember why you moved, and everything will be okay! Keep that inner critic in check, and don’t let him bully you around with thoughts like “I’m not good enough”. Its scary going into new territory, but keep your head up high, and know that you are capable of ANYTHING! :)
Mayi Carles says
LOVED seeing your on camera girl! You are very inspiring + know that this is only the beginning of a super awesome journey to connect even deeper with your audience.
I adore you!
Thank you so much Mayi! I am totally loving this, I’m so excited to start filming my next video! :)
Helen Jane says
Lovely to see you in real life and what a fab video.
I still have my heart I bought from you a long while ago and still takes pride of place right by where I am sitting right now.
Look forward to more inspiration :)
Helen Jane (UK)
Aw, thanks so much Helen! And it makes me happy to hear that my prims are still being loved. :)
I just got to you through Mayi’s FVT on Vlogging and I got to say: 1st video, 1st success!!! You go girl! I mean, there’s room for improvement (one can always improve as you say in your video), but it really is a strong beginning! Keep it up!
Now, Kim, hope I’m not middling into something I shouldn’t but I read your comment and not knowing anything more about your story I can tell you this much: I totally understand you. 4 years ago I moved with my boyfriend from a big city to a little town with a totally different ambiance. And it’s been quite a rollercoaster of adventures and emotions, but Kristal has got it right: as long as the reason why you moved is still worth it, then girl you will do fine. It might not be easy, but going through adversities in life makes you stronger and powerfull enought to overcome every obstacle life throws at you. And, off course, having someone next to you to hang on to and to help you through it all is also good. Be positive, be brave! If you wanna talk to me about this, check out my blog http://patchesofbeing.blogspot.com (where I also spoke a tiny bit about this experience)and feel free to contact me. I can also refer to you another blogger, crafter and girl who moved country for love: Constança Cabral aka Concha at http://saidosdaconcha.blogspot.com (where she talks a lot about her experience (she moved sooner than me and she’s rockin’ it!). I’m pretty sure she will be glad to talk to you and give you strenght!
Cathy, thanks so much for your encouraging + inspiring words! I will definitely continue on my vlogging adventure, I am loving it! I’ll make sure Kim sees your post, I’m sure she will greatly appreciate your outreach. You’ve also inspired me to install a Subscribe to Comments option… I love how a blog can turn into a community, and would love to keep that up. :)
Kristal, I too enjoyed your video. Good to see a face with a name. Keep up the good work.. Looking forward to your next one.
Good advise given to Kim.
Thank you Dorothy! I’m so excited to share my next video tomorrow. :)
Violette Clark says
Wonderful video and awesome message – it’s something i need to hear over and over again so thank you so much.
Thanks Violette! I’m glad to hear that it has helped you. :)
Sue Moore says
Hi Kristal, I am ew to your site, I am so grateful to have stumbled upon your site. I believe we hear what we are supposed to when we are ready. I just passed through a period where I got away from my creativity and allowed my studio to become overrun with stuff,I can not say when or why it happened. I guess I became overwhelmed in life forgetting that my creativity was what helped me to go through life more peacefully. When I create it is like meditation for my soul. We passed through a storm here in New Hampshire, and I found myself cleaning out that studio, very therapeutic. I felt that part of me coming back to life and the excitement I felt previously whenever I would enter that room. I then took a mixed media class last night and came upon your site today. Everything happens for a reason. I am ready to learn new ways to create, mixed media is my new art form to learn all about and being able to write my feelings and emotions through journal writing to help process through the changes and growth happening in my life.It will be interesting as I have always struggled with journal writing to see where this journey takes me but I am sure it will be what it is supposed to be. Thanks for the reminder in your video that mistakes are apart of this journey and I am glad to have found your page to help guide me as I start out. :-)
Kristal Norton says
Welcome Sue! I’m so happy to hear that you are cleaning out that studio again and rekindling your creative spark. I hope my blog helps you along your new found journey to starting art journaling and mixed media! :)
Thank you for sharing your inspiring words.
Indeed, I think perfectionism is one of the most powerful obstacles to overcome in anything you are doing or creating: I always have felt the all or nothing dilema, If I can´t do this the best way that it can be done why try to do it at all? It seems preposterous when one thinks about it, because what is perfection?, what is the best way to do something?, how can possibly exist a best way, as all is relative in space and time and culture? But it is really a difficult tendency to overcome…and you are right: they were genius because they knew how to deal with the fear of imperfection, and go ahead…I like the quote; I couldnt wait for success so I went ahead without it…
thank you again.
Suzanne McRae says
Wonderful and inspiring video. Thanks once again Kristal.