Jun 202017
 
Book Review-Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins

Find out why I did not want to review this book!

Book Review: Real Artists Don’t Starve
Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age
Author: Jeff Goins
Genre: Non-fiction
Topic: Creativity, Creative prosperity, personal growth, professional development

“Charging what you are worth begins with the belief that you are worth what you charge.”
Jeff Goins
Real Artists Don’t Starve

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I’ve been waiting for this book for over three decades.
The first decades comprised my own agonizing war between creativity and money that saw me struggling to not only do my art without pay, but to pay in order to do my art.
The later decades were full of frustrating conversations within the creative community. In these painful conversations I saw my earlier identity as a starving artist mirrored in different versions with each new generation, especially in the Latino community –where we are already predisposed to being devalued, underpaid and ignored by the mainstream. The same applied to women artists and to other minority artists, until I got into the forums and realized these conversations were the norm among all creatives. Something had to change!

And now this book […]

May 172017
 
Thieves from the past that steal your present

Pillar Articles
Meet the two thieves from the past
that steal your present

Discover the two types of limiting stories that steal your gifts,
distort your opportunities and thwart your potential.

 
In the Pillar Article What is Story ALchemytm, you discovered that very early on in life you inherited or created Story Fields for almost every aspect of your life.
Review
You learned that these Story Fields are just like the stories your mom told you when you were a child. They have the 5Ws: who, what, where, when and why. You understood that the reason why you are full of old hidden stories is because that’s the way your brain makes sense of and stores reality.
Bear in mind that once your mind decides that a Story Field works to address reality, it installs it as a Neural Map. From then on, any similar situation is interpreted and responded to based on that blueprint.
The image I gave you was to imagine that your mind is a farm and each of these Story Fields is a field planted there. Some were planted before you were even born! […]

May 152017
 
What you should know about that talent you long for

Pillar Article
What you should know about that talent you long for

You know that talent you long for? the one you’ve dreamed you had just to wake up with empty hands? How about that talent you secretly envy your friends for? And that beautiful genius you so admire in your favorite star? There is something you are missing when you long for these gifts, something important that you need to know.

In the Pillar Article What is Story Alchemytm, you discovered that very early on in life you inherited or created Story Fields for almost every aspect of your life.
Review
You learned that these Story Fields are just like the stories your mom told you when you were a child. They have the 5Ws: who, what, where, when and why. You understood that the reason why you are full of old hidden stories is because that’s the way your brain makes sense of and stores reality.
In Pillar Article Are you playing small? What you should know you realized that whatever limitations you are bumping against right now, beneath the circumstances there is a […]

May 142017
 
Are you playing small? What you should know!

Pillar Article:
Are you playing small? What you should know!

Learn why you feel that you are not good enough, why you are playing small, feel that you are not ready yet or keep holding back when you want to step into your greatness.

In the Pillar Article What is Story Alchemytm, you discovered that very early on in life you inherited or created Story Fields for almost every aspect of your life.
Review
You learned that this Story Fields are just like the stories your mom told you when you were a child. They have the 5Ws: who, what, where, when and why. You understood that the reason why you are full of old hidden stories is because that’s the way your brain makes sense of and stores reality. Once these stories are stored, you learned that they become blueprints that you apply to any similar current reality, distorting the present and limiting your possibilities.
When you are playing small

Now we are going to look at what happens when you envision your BIG dream or when you want to embody your life purpose or perhaps […]

May 142017
 
What is Story Alchemy?

Pillar Article:
What is Story Alchemy?
 

Story Alchemy™ is the process of using story and creativity to transmute the lead of lack, wounds and limitations into the gold of resourcefulness, personal power and possibilities.” Maria Mar

To the shaman the world is made of stories.
But a shaman knows that the story you are looking at is probably not the true story. There is a story beneath this story. This hidden story is old. It may not even be yours. Yet it spreads its yarn over your sight, making you see its old effects instead of seeing what is in front of your eyes. It may be obsolete, yet it interlaces its old threads with the new situation, turning it into a ghost from the past.
That is why no matter what solution you try, you end up with more of the same. You are solving the wrong problem! You are trying to solve a problem that is not really here. It is a non-existing problem overlaid over the new reality, like a fog that clouds your mind.
Whatever limitations you are bumping against right now, […]

May 052017
 
The Victim

Diary of Now
The Victim

The Victim stance

isolates you from
your Creation Partners,
creating the illusion
of a hostile world,
to which you respond
by abusing others
all the time believing
you are defending yourself.
——–
Diary of  Now, 2007
(c) Maria Mar

Author’s Note: I’ve been writing the Diary of Now after meditation or upon waking up for years. Now I’m sharing the poems/insights that come out in this blog.
What does this poem mean to you? Share in the comments below!

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