Discover your way to making it
Find your creative process and forge your own path
About the Book
Many people assume that creativity is a talent that some are born with, but in reality, it is a skill we can all develop over time.
By incorporating creative processes into our craft, we can continue to improve and grow throughout our lives. Embark on a journey of self-discovery with “Discover Your Way to Making It.” This exploration highlights the importance of nurturing creativity and pursuing goals through consistent practice. It also emphasizes the power of celebrating small wins and breaking down larger goals into manageable steps. “Discover Your Way to Making It” advocates for playful experimentation, learning, and collaboration in personal development. It emphasizes the value of perseverance, the joy of the creative process, and the importance of emotional self-awareness for personal well-being.
Through personal stories of individuals at different stages of their journeys, “Discover Your Way to Making It” guides readers through the various aspects of the creative process - from motivation and focus to experimentation, collaboration, and determination. It provides valuable insights and strategies to empower individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals. Discover and learn more about the components of mastering a craft.
“This book is so beautiful and universal to everyone.”
– Annalise Hall
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1 / Everyone is Creative
Creativity is for everyone. Desire is important; passion can ebb and flow, but our desire is unwavering and abundant. Feeling good is a powerful motivator for us; it’s our unfair advantage; people who have persisted in their pursuits have done so because it made them feel good. Those who persist in their creative endeavors do so because it brings them joy. Our creative process is unique, but learning from others and gaining fresh perspectives is important.
2 / Take Advantage of Feeling Good
Understanding what motivates us is essential for connecting with our creativity. This helps us make choices that support our creativity. When we have positive experiences and do things that make us feel good, we create a positive environment that fuels our creativity. It’s important to be aware of our emotions and prioritize our well-being by seeking activities that bring us joy. This chapter emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and encourages us to find joy daily.
3 / Continuous Small Wins
We tend to only focus on our more significant successes, but we should remember to recognize and celebrate the small wins in our daily lives. Small victories help us stay motivated to progress toward our goals. These tiny victories help us stay positive and motivated, especially when keeping going is challenging. Having a sense of purpose in life helps us find meaning and happiness, which can come from various sources, such as work, family, or contributing to society.
4 / Become Better by Focusing on Specific Parts
Sustained improvement is a process that takes time and requires setting specific intentions, breaking down the larger goal into smaller parts, and focusing on one area at a time. It’s easier to improve at something and know where to concentrate our efforts when we break it down into component parts. By doing this, we can identify where our strengths lie, where we can improve, and where to begin. We should be open to seeking guidance from mentors or others with the expertise we desire when we need help.
5 / Getting Good
To make the most of our natural abilities, it’s important to focus on activities that bring us happiness and fulfillment. Building on our strengths helps us grow and learn. Remembering that what works for one person may not work for another is important. Real self-improvement comes from being true to ourselves and seeking out positive experiences. Taking care of our health is vital to success, so we should approach new challenges with curiosity and a sense of fun. We can create our own path by embracing our uniqueness and staying positive.
6 / Continue, and Practice Through Experimentation
Learn through experimentation, play, and have fun. While the beginning of any journey can feel daunting, it is also an exciting time of growth as we stretch ourselves beyond what we already know—getting good takes time. Experimentation allows us to practice and learn through play and trial and error, making way for experiences that would not otherwise happen if the path ahead included all the steps neatly drawn out. When starting, we must be patient and determined and remember that frustration is determination in disguise.
7 / Forge Ahead With Confidence and Courage
Pursuing our goals requires confidence, courage, and perseverance. Awareness of our strengths makes it easier to know where and who to ask for help. It is easier to progress when we start with aspects of our work that come naturally and expand from our positive attributes. We should pay attention to our emotions and how we feel throughout the process, and we will notice when aspects of the process begin to work together when everything clicks.
8 / Build with Others to Improve Ourselves
We can improve, nurture our talents, and explore by working with others. Collaborating with others can be daunting but exciting as it multiplies our strengths and helps us learn from each other’s experiences. We choose to get better at certain things, and as we continue to play, explore, and practice, we move toward our vision. Refining our natural abilities means recognizing where we can contribute and progressing toward our vision through deliberate daily choices.
9 / Perseverance is the Path
Persevering through challenges is essential in achieving our goals, and we can use small wins and difficulties we overcome to keep us motivated. When we rely on external sources for motivation, we risk being at the mercy of conditions out of our control. On the other hand, when our inspiration comes from within, and our actions are for our benefit, we find the strength and consistency we need to achieve our goals.
10 / Make your Luck
While some may appear “lucky,” luck often results from being prepared when opportunities arise. To “make our own luck,” we must set clear goals, stay focused, and persevere when facing obstacles. We must identify our goals and remain committed to achieving them to forge a path, even when the going gets tough. By pursuing our goals with intention and determination, we increase our chances of creating opportunities through hard work and preparation.
11 / Powerful, Sprightly Teams
There will come a time when we get paired with others or need to navigate a better way within a group. This requires us to embrace each other’s unique experiences and strengths. Working together, we help each other expand our perspectives, get better results, and achieve more significant outcomes than we could with our knowledge alone. When we acknowledge our strengths and observe what works and what does not, we can apply the creative process we designed for ourselves to anything.
12 / Becoming You
Creativity and personal growth are connected; small wins and a supportive routine are the foundation for growth. We must remain authentic and use our innate abilities to create momentum and excitement for progress. Make choices that align with your direction and purpose, and be open to possibilities that help you grow. Innovating from within is a breakthrough way of doing and being; acknowledging the passion that motivates us from within is a key to self-evolution.