The Self Sabotage Cycle

Sharon BartleyWriting

Here’s the latest article from Neil on dealing with self sabotage A student of mine recently confessed to being stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage. They had exciting, clearly defined goals for the month. But after taking a few small steps, they’d get distracted and prevent themselves from going any further… Which is a place I think we’ve all been.Whenever someone … Read More

Writer’s block doesn’t exist…

Richard ArthurWriting

I want to share a takeaway from one of the experiential exercises I designed… Which delivers an important, mind-altering lesson. Not only does it prove writer’s block doesn’t exist… It pulls you into the empty space where great creativity happens. Let me explain… One of the myths in creative work is that you need to begin with some extraordinary idea, or experience… And … Read More

Handle Your Hot Buttons

Richard ArthurWriting

I wanted to add a thought expanding on a previous topic I discussed rest and stress… Because managing that balance has an impact far more than it may seem. In addition to impacting your health and immunity, stress lowers your emotional and psychological capacity.    Your capacity to perform well, to think clearly, and to handle pressure, conflict, and your hot buttons.    When … Read More

Honor Confidentiality

Richard ArthurBooks, Challenge, Writing

This is the latest article from Neil… To continue supporting as many as I can in finishing your books, and other projects, I want to share a few extra lessons I’ve learned recently before we continue our regularly scheduled programming here. This tip has applications far beyond writing, so read on for the bigger takeaway.    I took note of … Read More

Throwing An Emotional Boomerang

Richard ArthurWriting

This is the latest article from Neil… In one of my weekly coaching groups…A member recently confessed to being stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage. They had exciting, clearly defined goals for the month. But after taking a few small steps, they’d get distracted and prevent themselves from going any further…  Which is a place I think we’ve all been. Whenever … Read More

Surrender To Art

Richard ArthurWriting

Here is the latest article from Neil… I want to talk briefly about a sticking point I’m noticing. One thing I’m noticing, though, is that there is a tendency, drilled into us since childhood, to always think and plan ahead. This may not be true for writing and art. Think of art more as meditation. the goal is to surrender to the moment, … Read More

You get to choose

Richard ArthurWriting

Something incredible happened… My six-year-old son must have overheard me talking business with the team. Because this weekend, he asked me to print out pictures of rare Pokemon cards. Then he started affixing the photos over the faces of more generic Pokemon cards. He looked at the result, and noted that it didn’t look shiny like the other Pokemon cards. … Read More

Writing tip #6 Show. Don’t tell

Richard ArthurWriting

  This is the latest article from Neil on writing. If you want to create compelling, unputdownable writing. And feel fulfilled by the process, read on below: Have ever noticed how painstaking it can be to get through a single page of a textbook or scientific study? But you can fly through entire chapters of a novel without thinking twice about … Read More

Changing the Frame

Richard ArthurAdvice

This is the latest article from Neil on expanding your mental frame. If you want to take a situation, problem, or experience, and expand your mental frame to create a new interpretation of it, read on below: One more big idea from NLP I want to share with you… In NLP, it’s called: Reframing. Reframing is about taking a situation, … Read More

The Right Questions…

Richard ArthurAdvice

This is the latest article from Neil on improving your communication. If you want to create a better state of mind, way of being, lifestyle, or business, read on below: One of my favorite NLP instructors is Mike Mandel, a world-renowned master hypnotist who has been studying and teaching this stuff for over 50 years. A few years ago, I … Read More