Today I am asking YOU for some help When I started Smart Creative Women I really wanted a place for creative women to go where they felt like someone was looking out for them. A place for tips, heart to heart conversations and a good chuckle now and then. After the first round of Smart Creative Style was over I felt a strong desire to really dig out my paintbrushes and to experiment without fear. This is a real change in mindset for a deadline oriented girl like me. I have been hobbling along not knowing how much to share or if to share at all. (I have been an instagraming a lot) One thing that has happened is that I feel I am the recipient of the encouragement from you all! I want Smart Creative Women as a place for you all the feel like someone “had your back” and now I feel like you all have mine! What an incredible blessing. Thank you for the comments, cards, notes and cheerleading that you all have been giving me. I really feel supported and (sigh) it feels nice.
Having said all that, in today’s video I am talking about the book Quiet (which I think will be on our book club list-details soon) and the balance of having a quiet space to be creative. Susan Cain has provided great tips when it comes to all the gatherings you might be exposed to over the holidays-I picked out my favorites!
Tara’s post asks this:
“What is in you right now that deserves quiet, protected space? Is there something you’d conventionally announce or talk about, maybe something that others conventionally talk about, but that, if you listen deep within, doesn’t feel right or ripe to share it yet?
Sometimes we don’t share out of shame or out of wanting to save face or avoid real feedback. I’m not talking about that. You know the other thing I’m talking about: respecting what is growing in you enough to discern the right timeline for bring it out into visibility.”
So my question really boils down to this: How much do you share when you are incubating an idea? Support feels good (really good) but how do you decide if you need a protected space for certain ideas?