By Cynthia Morris
I’ve been accused of being ‘too much’ all my life.
Too loud, too fast, too smart, too multi-talented, too audacious.
I’ve never been able to live according to that external standard of ‘just right’.
Artists are often ‘too much’.
It’s the job of the artist and writer to reflect what they see and feel. This expression of their art and talents must be larger than life.
The trouble is, our expression doesn’t always jibe with what’s going on in the ‘normal’ world.
Once creative people stop trying to calibrate their expression to a ‘norm’ they can thrive more easily.
I was once coaching a client about her talents and how she could best express them. It became clear to us that she was a larger-than-life personality, and that her talents required a bigger stage than she was currently occupying.
> Continued in her article Too Much, Not Enough – Why Creative People Shouldn’t ‘Tone It Down’
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Thanks to Cynthia Morris for her enthusiastic review of my book:
“Packed full of insights and resources for the creative life, Developing Multiple Talents offers new ways to thrive as a creative person. Douglas Eby addresses many of the issues we face – fear, lack of confidence and focus – allowing the creative person to feel understood and ultimately empowered. Normalizing the challenges in the creative process provides a huge step toward coping with those challenges.
“Douglas’s book gives readers a resource for understanding and accepting our problems and our gifts. I highly recommend Developing Multiple Talents as a resource for anyone who wants to understand the psychology behind our creative drive.”
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