September 18, 2017-Motivation Monday- and Fun

Hello September,

I woke up early as promised, although I have gone for coffee only at 8.00. I am to go to a gallery opening later in the day, and to stay up for the reception and drinks that will follow.

I realize I don’t have anything to wear and somehow all my clothes need something to make them fit together and look in their best for fall 2017!

So?

Does it matter after all how stylish I look?

Well this is the art world, but I am not into fashion.

After all, I am the artist.

I can go as I want.

As long as I have fun with it.

How am I going to respect my inner wild child if I try to conform?

My inner wild child is asking for more fun.

And no emergency is capable of taking away this.

Having fun NOW, not tomorrow, or another day.

Isn’t it risky to have fun at the reception while I am looking for a job?

Yes, but in any case, I am not going for the kind of jobs where too much formality is demanded.

At least not in the conventional form 😉

 

 

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September 1st, 2017-Getting on the front line

Welcome September!

Yes, I will no longer run and hide, I will get out there and find who would like to join in and work on a collective art project with me!

September first, I feel it’s time to take a chance and jump in.

To begin with, I am going to ask for help.

Here I am, with an idea. Or lots of ideas.

How can they become reality?

With other people’s help. People who would join, transform and contribute to them.

Am I afraid of people who don’t like me on my field?

Yes, but it is time to go and find some others.

Who do.

There is no time for false modesty here.

Let’s go and have this project happen!

http://www.beautyfrosting.com/stepping-up-the-12th-annual-step-up-inspiration-awards-at-the-beverly-hilton

August 31, 2017-Back to School and Back to London

Hello August,

I have just got back to London and to a beautiful sunshine, although the temperature is lower than at the South of France. And here is a pile of bills waiting for me, and a very busy month ahead.

Somehow, and without no tangible reason, I am very optimistic. I take a break and enjoy the sunshine and a cup of coffee before dealing with re-al-ity.

I feel that I have something special to contribute to the world, through my art, and presence.

Yes, I have been a misunderstood genius, but I will come into terms with my co-humans into this life even if I have to go around the world.

To begin with, I realise I need a personal assistant 😉

The second thing, is to look into the priorities and not the urgent things.

http://sarcasmlol.com/2017/04/28/misunderstood-signs-indicating-genius/6/

 

August 16, 2011- Creating a great day

Hello August,

yes, I am sleepy in the morning, I have come and gone three times to get my cup of coffee and glass of water in the garden. I am staring at my computer screen and everyone else around is asleep.

Holidays? Almost.

There is a piece of writing to finish first.

And this is a priority in the Samurai new attitude 😉

https://personalexcellence.co/blog/affirmation-day-1-new-beginning/

April 8, 2017- Fighting to win: Samurai Techniques

Hello August,

my blog-friend David Rogers suggested his book : Fighting to win: Samurai Techniques for your work and life, with valuable tools.  I will let you know how it goes David!

You might think, is this the best season, August, everyone is taking some time off, but, I think this IS the Time. David says his tools are applicable to anybody in any situation. I will let you know how it goes 😉

https://davidjrogersftw.com

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=fighting+to+win

 

 

August 6, 2017- Strategy lessons for underdogs ;-)

Dear August,

there are people enjoying the beach, their holiday or far niente, and I am deep in thought on the best strategy for my career.

Could you advise me on this?

How do you act in order to make a place for you in a highly competitive and closed artistic world?

Any ideas for underdogs?

It could be from literature, every day life, business… art…

I am all ears.

So, bring it on!

P.S. Apparently the Game of Thrones has some interesting suggestions.

https://www.inc.com/video/what-game-of-thrones-can-teach-you-about-office-politics.html?cid=readmorevideoimage

July 11, 2017- What to do when you fall on a star :-) -Correcting your course

Hello July,

so what if I fall on a star, and the moon is still further away?

The first reaction is to feel unsatisfied, after all, this star was not where I was aiming for. And feel guilty. I should have done this and this and that. Or feel powerless. After all, I seem to have objectives and I don’t fulfill them as I should. And then, if I accept the result, does it make me someone who is stuck there?

Feeling bad about oneself is wasting our time.

I have tried it, it just gives you unwelcome psychosomatic annoyances.

Change objectives?

Well, if they are changing every day you lose a sense of direction.

But they can be a little bit flexible.

How about creating exceptions and correcting our course?

Here is how it can go/

I am great anyway, and objective X is worthwhile.

I said that I would wake up at 5.30 and today I woke up at 9.00.

I needed this because last week I took a business trip and I needed time to recover.

So much the better.

Instead of feeling guilty I give myself a free day, for rest but also for taking a mental vacation out of everything and reorienting myself towards the North Star.

http://positivetrajectory.com/charting-and-correcting-your-course-a-formula-for-success/

June 8, 2017- alarm snooze at 4.00 in the morning

Hello June,

I set the alarm at 4.00 in the morning instead of 6.00 I meant to wake up and I ended up at 7.00; in any case, I am happy with that.

The good thing, I am much more awake at 9.00 than in the previous days, and writing. This is great I would say.

I am checking again my short story and try to refocus my strategy after a double no from two job applications.

I didn’t have my heart to it. Some haters from the Parisian world were there.

So, where to?

To my next adventure!

June 6, 2017: Every minute counts :-)

Hello dear June,

I decided to wake up early and set goals. I got myself up later than planed, after my boat trip yesterday and the weather -winter-like- doesn’t help.

Or is it just an excuse?

I found myself with a bunch of artists, talking about galleries and exhibitions. But somehow I couldn’t find the way to a funding scheme as others did. Or I seemed to be interested in topics the others didn’t. Or if they were doing something remotely close, they didn’t want me around.

Are there all these other people more qualified, relevant, similar, and whatever else than me?

Maybe they are.

What if I need to go on in the direction of whatever I have been doing instead of lamenting my lack of homogeneity?

So, let’s be proactive April!

May 23rd, 2017- Don’t be so hard on yourself! Dance!

Hello May,

with a list of to-do things I feel overwhelmed!

How do I get back my concentration, feel good and motivation?

Dancing is the best thing so here it is, fun time because it is spring and because, we deserve it!

Be it by myself, with friends, or on the dance floor, a little dance with a few steps is enough to get me back to track!

And you know what, I start a 21 day writing challenge where I will post every day 🙂