What’s your stumbling block? (How to find it)

by | Feb 18, 2023

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{NOTE: This is an archived version of my Creativity Newsletter from 18.2.23.

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“If I could just                 …” = your stumbling block

Welcome to this week’s words of wisdom for creative women. BTW, I hope you enjoyed last week’s Valentine alternative for creatives. 😍 If you fell in love with a particular goal – I’d LOVE to hear about it.  (Or if you missed that post, you can catch it here.) Today I have a quick question for you, because I have an inspiring new insight that I believe will help you move past the biggest stumbling block you’re facing right now – however impossible or unlikely that might feel. I know that’s quite a claim, but I’ve stumbled upon something that has opened up a whole new world of possibility for me, helping me get past old blocks that have been a problem or pattern for years. And I’d LOVE to share it with you, so that you can move past whatever is between you and your beautiful creative dreams. 🌟 Plus, this particular tip was sparked by a certain Pirate of the Caribbean, and I think you’ll enjoy that blockbuster backup for my theory… All will be revealed when you answer this question:

When it comes to your biggest creative block or challenge – the one that has you thinking or feeling, “If I could just                      – what’s your fill-in-the-blank?

Stumbling block examples

To help you get thinking, here are some ways it may show up in your life or your mind;

If I could just                         , then I’d be off and running.

If I could just                       , then I’d able to do what I really want.

If I could just                       , then I’d be happy.

If I could just                       , I’d finally be able to relax and enjoy life.

If I could just                       , I could follow my dream of                        (feel free to share that blank, too!)

If you’d like to play, all you need to do is email me your fill-in-the-blank. I’m looking forward to learning more about where you are and what you’re up to! For everyone who sends me their fill-in-the-blank, I’ll be sharing my new solution that will help you find new ways to finally get past that old stumbling block. It’s SO simple. And yet so powerful. I can’t wait to tell you more, so that you can enjoy a new phase of clarity, inspiration and momentum with the creative vision that calls your heart. Because that way, magic lies… ✨ Wishing you a healthy, happy and creative week ahead,


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PS I’ll be replying personally to every single response, so it may take me a few days to get back to you. But I hope what I’ve got to share will be worth the wait, and it’s something you’ll have in your toolkit forever, that you can apply to any new challenges that life brings your way.  So, thank you in advance if you do share your response, and please know I truly do appreciate you sharing your unique challenges with me. 🙏🏻 I promise you’ll be glad you did!

“Allow yourself to fearlessly investigate what has been calling to you, what has been attracting your attention.”


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