so-called laws for the creative badass

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“Life was never meant to be safe. It was meant to be lived right to the end.” — Caroline Myss

Thou shalt…

Listen to your body.

Take direction from your gut as well as your head.

Redefine power.

Cultivate passion.

Seek new experiences.

Connect the dots.

Live with intention.

Develop laser focus.

Make time to daydream.

Fuse your interests.

Ditch the rescue fantasy.

Master the game.

Take your own damn time.

Be strategically disruptive.

Learn to take the heat.

Find mentors.

Be a mentor.

Embrace the struggle.

Befriend the fear.

Talk money.

Negotiate.

Speak first.

Have good clean fights.

Don’t wait.

Choose yourself.

Be your own permission.

Start now.

Celebrate womaninity.

Travel.

Drink at dangerous waters.

Take calculated risks.

Have a vision.

Communicate that vision.

Support the sisterhood.

NEVER give up on yourself.

Enjoy your life. It’s the only one you’ve got.

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Jan 7, 2013
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nourish the child (or the puer eternal youth) that has crazy spontaneous radical ideas

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I like that!

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Make eye contact with your shadow

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Find enjoyment in not having all the answers.

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Build a tribe and collaborate!

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Find or create reasons to laugh.

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Create. Create something that matters or that you love. You have to be fully alive to create.

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Embrace your skeletons

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You could make another great poster out of these, Justine.

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Seek out and explore the edge

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Come alive to your Entelechy! Tu Entelequia.

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@John Hagel Dammit, I should have thought of that!

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Don’t hide just because it’s raining.

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Dance.Dance.Dance.

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Post photos of your authentic un-filtered self: no lo-fi, no hudson, no editing. Just you, In the moment, being you.

Then put the freaking camera/cell phone away and be in that moment.

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I for one like to be in the play-with-the-filters kind of moment. It’s creative and fun and I enjoy it. The act of figuring out how to frame, crop, color something makes you notice it more. Makes you think about what you’re leaving in — and out. That’s what editing is all about.

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Believe in yourself

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Be brave on the rocks.

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