Welcome to the 7-Day Creative Defense!

In this free video course, you'll be creative every day—and gain insights into how to protect and defend your precious creative time. 

 
 

DAY 6: notes and summary

1. Today, we're exploring internal barriers to creativity—specifically, negative thoughts which arise when we attempt to do creative work. 

2. As you embark on today's 20-minute creative session, keep a dedicated piece of paper nearby. Whenever a negative thought arises, write it down! 

3. Share your most common negative thoughts with your accountability partner. 

Quote of the day: "My mind is like a bad neighborhood. I try not to go there alone." —Anne Lamott


on day 5:

You completed another 20-minute creative session. 

You used the "What's Scary About Saying No?" worksheet to explore your feelings and fears around saying no. 

 

ON DAY 4: 

You completed another 20-minute creative session. 

You chose 2 items on your calendar this month to cancel or quit.

 

 

ON DAY 3: 

You completed another 20-minute creative session. 

You completed the Martha Beck "bag, barter, or better" survey of your daily tasks.

 

 

on day 2:

You completed another 20-minute creative session.

You picked your top 5 time thieves out of a lineup, and shared the results with your accountability partner.

 

On day 1: 

You chose your target project and your accountability partner.

You completed your first 20-minute creative session.