Intro to the Creative Rebel.
I’m the happiest, most motivated and most content I’ve been in a long, long time.
Ive spoken about “doing what you love” for decades! I thought I was. But I was deluded!
In 2008 all hell broke lose in my life. (It really started a year earlier but what’s a year between friends.) The Global Financial Crises rode in like a cyclone , the bank removed support from my businesses and the dominoes of my life collapsed. Down went the business, my home, my investments and eventually my eleven year relationship. Life was a real living hell.
It’s seven years on now and there’s an honesty and wisdom that has been growing. You can’t buy this kind of clarity! What really collapsed wasn’t my life… what really collapsed was my illusion. I thought I was doing what I loved but in reality I was doing the best at trying to be something I’m not. I loved people, solving other’s problems, and doing well but my real creative spirit was being stifled and squeezed out.
Its amazing what can happen when we believe the illusion. For me it took a complete collapse of most of my life, and five or six years of searching (my recovery), to finally come to the realisation that I’m most fulfilled when being creative and contributing from that space! I’ve always been creative in business and I’m told that I see new and innovative ways of doing things in almost everything I do. From business strategies to Cooking an omelette. But I never quite understood that I contribute the most when bringing my rebellious creativity to people’s lives and their businesses. And I never understood how I could use my creativity to paint and draw and photograph in ways that would cause people to ask new questions of themselves and experience life changes and shifts in perspective.
So the Hell in my life caused me to find a certain heaven, where I’ve allowed my creative and rebellious genie to have more space and the satisfaction from contributing more of me was a wonderful reward.
Im interested to be part of a conversation, not just a monologue.
Has hell ever taken you to heaven ?
Has embracing your genie , your unique purpose been a struggle, and was it all worth it ?