a creativity coach to help guide you


Two roads diverged in a wood

and I — I took the one less travelled by,

and that has made all the difference.

- Robert Frost


The creative life is the road less travelled.

It won’t always be smooth. It will take you into unknown territory.

There might be obstacles that you’ll need to work your way around. Sometimes you might need to feel your way forward and hope that it will eventually become clear.

The path will be lonely at times. You’ll spend a lot of time in solitude.

Make no mistake. This road less travelled is not the easier path to take.

There may be times when you think enviously of the other people speeding along the smooth superhighway.

They are making fast progress. They have clear maps and directions. They know exactly where they’re going.

They have the safety and knowing that comes from following the route that many others have taken before them, that has been clearly marked out for them.

They are not lonely because many others are taking the exact same route.

You’ll wonder, why am I not taking that easy road? Why am I on this lonely, rough path?

Here’s why:

Creativity by definition means inventing something new, not doing the exact same thing that’s been done thousands of times before.

So if you’re inventing something new, you must discover it your own way.

Something in your spirit—your inner compass—pointed you in the direction of this way.

The way of beauty.

The way of wonder.

The the way that will test you, strengthen you, open your heart, stretch you to do the work you were born to do.

The way to face your fears and weaknesses and overcome them.

The way to develop your gifts and abilities and grow as a person.

The way to know yourself.

The way to connect with the divine source that created you and creates through you.

The way that will clear away all the noise and distractions and excess, so you can bring forth your music, your story, your art, your expression, whatever it may be . . . . it requires you to walk this path that is more beautiful and inspiring and difficult, at least part of the time.

And . . . you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.

You can get help from a guide — a creativity coach like myself — who is also making their own way on this creative path.

Someone who knows the territory.

Someone who can help you to navigate through the difficult parts.

Someone who can point out the wonderful things you must stop and see.

Someone who will cheer you on, celebrate the milestones with you, and encourage you to keep going.

Someone who believes in you.

If you’ve found your way here, it’s because this is your path.

What will be possible when you have the caring and loving support you need?

Rosa Phoenix