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Getting Unstuck – Tip #1

I’ve talked a little bit about why creative folks get stuck. Now, I’m going to explore a few strategies for getting unstuck. I’m German. Need I say more. My genetics, and upbringing have taught me the immense value of pushing. More! Harder! And, sometimes that’s great. But, it’s also a super way to get stuck….

3 Reasons Creative Professionals Get Stuck

It seems strange that so many creative people get stuck. You’d think that there was less chance of creative, fertile minds becoming bogged down. Stuck. Yet, I see it happening fairly often with the creative folks I coach. And, it happens to me. Why? Here’s 3 of the most common reasons. 1. Too many choices….

Stuck? How to Get Your Assets in Gear

For the next little while — which really means till I get bored, distracted by more compelling topics, or just poop out — I’m going to shift the focus of this Blog, only slightly. I’m goiing to talk about the S word – Stuck! We all get stuck. I have. Still do, somtimes — but,…

Will Networking Work For You?

This is a copy of an article I orginially wrote for Calgary Business & Financial Journal. It was published in December of 1989. Will Networking Work For You? By Lyle Lachmuth What does networking mean to you? Before I tell you what it means to me I want to share some of the answers I…

Talents: Use 'em or Die!

Listenting to the radio about the passing of Ray Charles. And, heard this quote from Ray Charles, “My music is like breathing. If you don’t breath you die. If I don’t have my music I die.” Hmm! Sounds like an “Artist” to me. Coincendentally I was on the Net looking at test that measures Thinking…

Please feed our Artists!

I’ve been long attracted to creative types: artists, actors, writers, poets, sculptors. And, the more eccentric the better! I guess it comes from growing up in a repressed environment — a typically German family, high on rules, low on nurturing. The folks who put fun in FUNdamentalist. When you’re the odd man out — a…

FLEXI-CAREER PLANNING – Part 2

For those who missed my last post, here’s a bit of review. The first step in Career Planning is to create Your VISION. The difference in FLEXI-CAREER planning is that I suggest you use visual tools: a collage, drawings, pictures, whatever. Or, here’s a twist. If you’re one of those few folks who’s an auditory…

Creating a Flexi-Career(C) Plan

At the risk of flogging a deceased equine, I will reiterate a key point… Creative, unconventional, professionals, those with “The Artist” style, don’t think or operate the way the rest of the world does. So, tools and techniques that are just peachy keen for everyone else — those nifty little day planners and to do…

WHY YOU NEED TO CREATE A FLEXI-CAREER(C) PLAN IF YOU'RE A CREATIVE TYPE

Traditional career plans, well in fact traditional planning methods, simply don’t work for creative, unconventional professionals, and artistic-temperaments. I know because I’ve been researching and developing time management, organizing, and planning methods since the mid 1970’s. In my past life I was a Project Manager/Senior Systems Analyst and was simply overwhelmed with details and things…

TOP STRATEGY #4 FOR FINDING YOUR NEXT CAREER, JOB, CONTRACT OR CLIENT…

PLAN IT! One way to look at plans is to think of them as dreams written on paper. Finding a new job is like taking a trip. You have a destination — the new career, job, contract, or client — and you need to pick a route. Do you want to get there quickly or…