It's October 1, which means there are three months left in the year. And my wish for us is that we finish the year strong! That could be getting back on creative track, investing in your craft, finishing that project, etc.
Me? I MUST:
finish a draft of a new feature
finish my short film tender and launch it onto the festival circuit
get my latest pilot to the polished stage
There are other things on my to-do list, but these are the most important. Like if I finish these, I will end the year feeling hella good.
And I want us all to feel hella good. So this month, The Create Daily will be curating even more resources to help us end 2019 with a bang.
Want to join us? To get started:
1. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter where we'll be curating resources and sending supportive vibes.
2. Set goals + intentions for these last three months of the year. What do you want to accomplish and how do you want to move?
3. Hop on Twitter and let us know at @thecreatedaily how you intend to finish 2019 strong. Use hashtag #createdailypush.
RESOURCES TO GET US THINKING, MOTIVATED, AND MOVING:
ARTICLES & GUIDES
It's Not Too Late, You're Not Too Old, and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves
An essay I wrote about how I got out of my head, rewrote the narrative I was telling myself, and got back to my creative self.
The 99u Guide to Staying Motivated
Even the most prolific among us need to keep the juices flowing. Whether you’re feeling bored, bleary-eyed, or burned out, this guide is designed to get you pumped.
Goal Setting: A Scientific Guide to Setting and Achieving Goals
Goal setting is everywhere in our world. We set goals for our careers, our health, and our lives in general. It seems modern society is always encouraging us to think about the next milestone. However, what we don't think about enough is the science and strategy of how to accomplish your goals. That's what this guide is here to do.
PROMPTS & TEMPLATES
14 Questions to Ask Yourself
A good exercise to get clear on what you want to achieve over the next three months.
Gratitude Journal Template
I've found that basking in gratitude helps to ground me and re-align my perspective. Here's a simple daily template that might be helpful.
How to Build Confidence and Spark it In Others
"Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows," says educator and activist Brittany Packnett. In this TED talk, she shares three ways to crack the code of confidence -- and her dream for a world where revolutionary confidence helps turn our most ambitious dreams into reality.
The Creative Comeback
What better time than now to get back on creative track. The newly upgraded Creative Comeback course is here and perfect if you need an extra push, motivation to get back on creative track. The course includes video, downloadable activity guides, journal prompts, and a private Facebook community to engage with other storytellers making their comebacks. The introductory price goes up October 6!
The Create Daily Minicourses
Delve into pitching for film / TV, developing a writing practice, and what it takes to become professional film / TV writer in these affordable minicourses.