Discovering your True Creative Self

Understanding “Why?” Before Taking the First Step!

By John Anderson, AHA

Ready to pop?

 At one time or another every person has experienced a burst of thought or imagination that illuminates itself as an idea. We call that a singular Aha moment. A person born of creativity and who associates with creative people usually have multiple moments like these. As our thoughts and imagination become like popcorn popping, our frequency of opportunities escalates and we become passionate about our ideas. Often times, we become obsessed, and other times we fail to feel the hot cooking oil, and we don’t pop. Why? Well let’s take a look at that.

There are multiple reasons. And as Simon Sinek says, “People don’t buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it.” He goes on to say that “why” is usually born out of pain – unhappiness if you will – and never being able to engage and react to that desire, that dream, that magic. The next elements suppress come in the form of doubts, fear of failure, and the audacity to act on a solution.  Do not fear the oil!

There it is. Art is “action.” Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. Every act builds upon your individual commitment to act. In the months to come, our blogposts will help you build and develop your passion into your WHY. Stay with us, and discovery and success can begin with Artistic Harmonies Association and your art business journey. Stay with us, and sign up for the free newsletter.



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2 thoughts on “Discovering your True Creative Self

  1. Absolutely, Jeni. I’m a firm believer in exercising choice to take action. I haven’t seen a business person yet who has been successful by not doing, or taking action. Every action that might not turn out as expected at least leaves anyone with the opportunity to try again. Failure can be corrected, and doubt becomes the driver of success. It applies especially to art, and the business of art!

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