Hey Creative Friend,
Today, let’s talk about how I find the time to “do it all” because, it’s really one of my frequently asked questions.
In addition to creativity, I have a wonderful family and three amazing children whom we’re raising, I’ve volunteered a lot of my time to my church’s activities – mentoring the youth, planning events, and teaching.
I’ve also volunteered my time to my art organizations – developing exhibitions, creating websites & catalogs, and managing communications between members and galleries.
In the mean time, I work crazy hours outside my home, caring for seniors several days a week. Additionally, I’m taking photos, recording videos, writing blog posts and newsletters, and developing training programs for my creative friends.
It’s a lot. I know.
When I started on my creative journey seven years ago, my youngest child was barely a toddler. My other two children were still in grade school. My hands were full. And I was working full time while trying to create art on the side.
It was not easy. But I was motivated. I wanted to create art. I had so many ideas and so much to learn. But very little time to get it all done.
However, I knew that the only way I could become like the people I admired, was to create a ton of work like they did, and to be consistent.
Playing small was definitely not going to cut it. I couldn’t create just a couple of hours at the weekends and expect to do great work. So, I knew I had to figure out how to master my time.
I tried different things. I’ll wake up earlier than my kids to get some creative work done or go to bed several hours after them. Or sometimes, I’ll bring my projects with me to appointments or other events; trying to kill two birds with one stone.
There were times when my efforts worked and there were times when I fell flat on my face – I didn’t get the results I’d hoped for.
However, I didn’t give up. The thought of becoming this amazing creative person who can create awesome things fueled my quest to find time for my creativity.
Over the years, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. I’ve discovered that I have the power to design my life in order to give me the time I need to do what truly matters.
Since those early years of learning to master my time, I’ve put all that I’ve learned into a framework that I follow. This framework has helped me to consistently achieve more every year than I did the previous year.
In the beginning, all I wanted was to find time to create work. However, my framework has helped me master my time and manage more complex schedules.
I’ve learned to make time not only for art making, but time for exhibitions, for building relationships with other creatives, time for working with publishers, time for blogging, and all the other activities which go into creating art professionally.
My tested and tried time management and productivity framework is what I’ll be teaching you in my upcoming 6-weeks long training program – Time Mastery for Creatives. In this program, you’ll learn to:
- set yourself up for success, whether you’re a beginner or matured creative
- design your projects so that you can finish what you start
- decide the best time of day for you to effectively work on your creative projects
- design your own creative practice that fits into your lifestyle rather than someone else’s
- develop consistency in your creative practice so that you can experience growth
- make time to manage complex as well as multiple creative projects as you grow from beginner to matured creative
If you’re interested in taking your creativity to the next level by mastering your time, join the VIP Waitlist and be first to get notified when enrollment opens.