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September 24, 2015

How to keep creating in the face of overwhelming perfectionism and insecurity

September 24, 2015 | By | 8 Comments

“…don’t chase perfection for perfection’s sake, or for anyone else’s sake at all. If you strive for something, make sure it’s for the right reasons. And if you fail, that will be a better lesson for you than any success you’ll ever have. Because you learn a lot from screwing up. Being perfect . . . not so much.” 
—Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

Have you ever wondered why you sometimes feel like you’re able to effortlessly move forward on your blog, project or painting…? One moment, the flow feels natural and the creativity seems to be pouring out of you. But when it feels like it’s really gotta count, that’s when you might start floundering. Read More

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May 14, 2015

How to love the challenge + making masks for JiHAE’s music video starring Norman Reedus

May 14, 2015 | By | 13 Comments

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Let’s be honest here. When you were faced with something you were really interested in but found challenging, have you ever said stuff like:

“I need to learn more first. I could never do that. I’m not as good as X. It’s too difficult for someone like me. I’m not the type of person for that.”

“I’m just not good enough yet. It’s impossible for me.”
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April 9, 2015

Silence your inner critic…by listening to it (+ The Dreamer Creed)

April 9, 2015 | By | 16 Comments

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw

Ever have that moment when an amazing idea or realization hits you with such a force, it feels like an intense power is just rushing through your body?

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November 10, 2014

The Dreamer Revolution is coming. Are you brave enough to be a Dreamer?

November 10, 2014 | By | 13 Comments

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” –Harriet Tubman

Dreams.

We all have them, but so many of us are pressured to scoff at them. Shame them. Abandon them. Why? Read More

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April 22, 2014

How to keep hope alive when your dreams are falling apart

April 22, 2014 | By | 26 Comments

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” ― Helen Keller

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