My Approach: Map Your Movement


Growing our great work— the stuff that fuels us and reflects our gifts— starts with getting clear about what we need and value.


It’s ok to want more: more time to create, more financial stability, more ease, more connection with your community, more opportunity to speak your truth and create change.

Growth starts with learning to (re)connect to your intuition— your source of clarity. It’s about learning to see and lean into your strengths, values, and past experiences— so you can bring more of who you are to what you make.

It involves caring for yourself- your greatest resource- and collaborations and partnerships with like-minded people, so you aren’t trying to do it all on your own.

It is equal parts mindset and action.

 
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Map Your Movement is an iterative cycle for helping creative people grow the vision and reach of their work— sustainably.

 

This process:

  •  Allows us to tune into our intuition, so we can take stock of our needs, values, and priorities, and align our action from this place.

  • Gathers all the parts of who we are and what we already know, and uses these as the foundation for what we want to build .

  • Encourages us to adapt an experimental mindset, get comfortable taking intentional risks, reflect on our progress, and adjust as we go.

The Map Your Movement phases:

  • Move (in) | Get honest about your needs and values. Learn tools that help you notice and adjust, and connect to your body and intuition. Clarify your intentions for the future.

  • Move (closer) | Get specific about the core message that drives your work, so you can articulate and share what you do. Create parameters to help you avoid doing everything for everyone.

  • Move (forward) | Use aligned communications, projects, partnerships, and work habits to move you closer to your goals. Frame your work as an experiment.

 
 

We can apply this process to your business or creative endeavor through one-on-one advising sessions or classes classes.

 
 
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8 Principles for Growing Creative Work Well

These principles guide the Map your Movement Process.

 
 

Use what you have to make what you need.
You are your greatest resource.
Create from the one-of-a-kind blend of your past experiences, knowledge, obsessions, and values— your own genius.

Embrace an experimental mindset.
Experimenting pushes us to take risks, and reminds us that everything is information— regardless of the outcome. It provides a little bit of space and perspective between who we are, and what we create.

Connect to your body.
Your body is a source of wisdom— home of your intuition. It’s way more reliable than logic or your ego.

Create limitations.
Clarify the mission and core beliefs that drive your work, and use these as parameters for your projects and action. Focus your energy in alignment with your priorities; avoid doing everything for everyone.

Find your foundation.
What do you need to care for yourself? How can you work sustainably? Connect to sources of support— including colleagues and collaborators.

Pair internal shifts - mindset adjustments- with tangible action.
Start before you’re ready, and learn as you go.

Reflect and adjust.
Practice regular reflection; notice your priorities, needs, and progress, as well as your fear, stuck places, and patterns. Practice noticing without judgement; change begins with paying attention. Play with making small shifts when your action feels out of alignment with your needs, rather than moving in a totally different direction.

All movement is movement; progress isn’t linear.
The act of connecting to our great work is a continual process; we peel back the layers of the onion and slowly get closer to the core— the thing that brings us most alive.  

 
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