September 28, 2020- How to stay on Top of the game in new job- planning

Hello September,

Back to school and grateful to have found a job in these challenging times… how do I stay on top of the game in this new place?

It’s exciting, but also scary in the sense that I want to do my best but also keep my balance and enjoy every day;

I will set myself a 33 day challenge to keep calm, focused, productive and have lots of fun!!!

Yes, it is possible!!!

And yes, I have other challenging situations to deal with as for example parents with health issues, working from their home after many years being away… etc.

How do we have fun every day no matter what?

A funny joke would do:-)

After an intensive week my nerves are stretched, so how do I keep my calm, motivation, productivity and creative vibe?

Some dancing could help, and not trying to fulfil everybody’s expectations

Dancing is great, you feel in synch with the rhythm of the universe 🙂

Some planning might also help 😉

Let’s see how it goes.

 

October 8, 2016: Goals and fun time

Hello October,

you have arrived and I didn’t even have time for a warm welcome; juggling between things to do and getting my self esteem on shape in order to be up to the challenges I face.

So how do I keep calm and relaxed in the middle of the upheaval?

How do I stay focused and at the same time find a new pair of shoes and a vernis à ongles?

How do I know when I am available?

Should I date the person who waited on me at the coffee shop and show me working on my book?

All these questions and more to come in this busy month!

Make Time for Fun to be more Creative and Productive

June 19, 2016: Plan the week ahead with a MEGA goal

Hello June,

it is Sunday, the weather was having moods in London, but I walked around, and thought of trying to plan my week ahead.

Here is what happens. Planning feels like a lot of things to do and I have a tendency to panick.

May be the solution is to have a MEGA goal, mega like megalomania.

In this way, all the things that seem overwhelming right now would look easy and insignificant.

Or I will give myself a SUPER HEROINE powers.

Would that mean that I need to upgrade my expectations of a possible partner? Another SUPER HERO or a human being would be ok?

So, my BIG objective is the end of July, win a funding.

It is not doing things I know well how to do.

So it is kind of challenging.

My other challenge is to take the QUANTUM LEAP and continue into the positive dimension I entered when I came to London.

Now I have another trip in mind.

Yes, I will soon let you know 😉

 

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December 18- What can you do as an outsider?

Dear December,

I presented a plan for a future art exhibition to some influential people and they seemed to find it interesting, but a bit “alien”. I often get this feedback. Now there are two options: should I try to find those who consider my projects “normal” and familiar, or train these ones?

I am not sure what is the best.

Maybe the best is to be clear about my vision and see how I find the necessary collaboration, partners, artists, and all that is necessary, no matter the place, time, etc.

Ok.

Now, if both myself and my plans seem strange, I will need something more than becoming familiar to decision-makers. I need an extra ambitious plan to get ahead. The artists and planners (I was almost writing wedding planners) who are well-integrated, either were Parisians all along, or had a mentor who pushed them in. They don’t have to worry about that.

I came from a tiny village in the South of France, my family had nothing to do with the fancy artistic world, apart from the fact they are art lovers. So, in a very conservative place like the Parisian art world, either I will accept my fate: that of an outsider who is present at the margins and should be happy with it.

Or, I pass to Plan B. Not only change of perspective, but also change of scale.

How is this going to be possible?

I need Santa for this one too.

advantage of being an outsider

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October 18- Plan without planning

Hello dear October,

I fell on this quote as I was looking for planning ideas and it seemed to answer my yesterday question: To Plan or not to Plan?

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us”.

Joseph Campbell

It seems to me there is a temporality for the artist, who needs to get in touch with inspiration, and another temporality for the artistic event organizer. If I am both, and there are more and more people with different dimensions- I need a balance between the two 🙂
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