Do you ever feel like your brain is exploding? Like, the ideas are flowing so quickly, if you don't jot them down quickly, they will float away into thin air like a wisp? I have a book full of those ideas. Several books, really. The problem is I need a map.
Is anyone else afraid to commit to a plan for fear that it will inhibit their creativity? Guilty.
I can't even write out my blogging or creative schedule in ink. I have to use pencil.
Because what if an amazing idea strikes me that day and I feel compelled to create it? What if a custom order comes in that I want to get started on right away?
What if. What if. What if. The more I give myself permission to not make a plan, the more I am cheating myself from making my dreams a reality. This crazy curiosity that creative individuals possess is both a blessing and a curse.
One excuse that we can't avoid sometimes is money flow. I am drooling over the free course overview videos for Marie Forleo's B-School. I have been following her weekly free videos for a year now since I first heard about B-School around this time last year. The promise of structure and an organized road map to follow for your business, along with the community of fellow B-Schoolers, is exactly what I need right now. I've made a mental goal to earn enough in 2015 and develop enough product offerings to make the investment in B-School in 2016 a no-brainer decision.
In the meantime, I'm trying to be transparent with myself by physically writing out next steps and following a daily schedule in my planner to stay on track. And when life inevitably happens, not being too hard on myself, pulling out the eraser, and creating a new plan. No steps backward happening around here.
Put that curiosity to good work, keep moving forward!
P.S. This image is from Mickey & The Magical Map, in which Mickey becomes a little too curious with the Magical Map, and adventure unfolds! I love this new(ish) Disneyland show, highly recommend it to anyone visiting the park!