5 Creativity Myths That Prevent You From Living A Creative Life

Creativity myths are so sneaky! Sometimes they disguise as rationality, as logic and common sense. But trust me, creativity myths are just that – they are legends that a brain creates to protect itself from its worst fears. That’s a topic of its own, but for now – here are 5 myths that prevent you…

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How I Took Responsibility For How Much Money I Made

I’ve been making my own money for years. I had my first official job when I was 17. I was cleaning the streets of my hometown for a month to earn $200 (that’s a standard entry-level salary at home). I made my very first money when I was 7. When I was in second grade,…

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I’m a Full-Time Freelancer!

I’m a full-time freelance writer now. Yay! How come, you ask? You’re right; there’s always a story. Usually, it’s a dramatic and inspiring job-quitting saga, or moving-to-a-new-place gritty tale, or coming-of-age self-discovery journey. In my case, however, the story is boring as hell. I live and work in a seasonal town that simply doesn’t have…

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You’re Not Lazy. You Simply Don’t Have The Right Tools. Yet.

Being a solopreneur is exhausting. In the world where content is the king, the workload gets more and more ridiculous. Some people (OK, it’s mostly only Gary Vee) go as far as claim that quantity is more important that quality. I used to be offended by that notion, now I reluctantly tend to agree. This…

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Now you know what I did last summer

Happy Labor Day everyone! Now that the summer is officially over, it’s time to tell what I’ve been up to, and why I’ve been away from the Creative Overthinker blog. On top of having my seasonal retail job (hello, #CapeCodLiving ), I started a writing business. I write blog posts, product descriptions, and any other…

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Some Thoughts on Perfectionism

No other destructive trait disguises itself as a virtue as well as perfectionism does. That’s why people bring it up during job interviews, or use it as an excuse for being an absolute nightmare to work with. I remember being proud of the fact that I could name 10 things wrong with any object, any…

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Some Thoughts on Perseverance

Sometimes life just sucks. In one week I got an IRS letter, got my insurance cancelled, as well as some not-so-great news concerning health of the loved one. Sometimes a day feels extremely long and overwhelming, and then I look at the clock, and it’s not even noon yet. If you know this feeling, congratulations…

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The Artist’s Way: Recovering a Sense of Strength

Welcome back to the Creative Overthinker! Today I’ll be covering the chapter 8 of The Artist’s Way: Recovering a Sense of Strength. I genuinely enjoyed this week’s material. It was a welcome change from the past few week – I recently expressed my feelings on the “dwelling on the old memories” part of creative recovery.…

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