We all exist in the overlap between our various priorities. You might have multiple projects at different stages: new ideas brewing; some that need focused production and others that are ready to be out in the world.

Ideally these three stages are well balanced and you have the resources you need to take care of yourself and your needs as a human being at the same time.

But often our available time and attention gets used up by whatever’s urgent and we don’t often take the time and space we need to reflect on the overall direction of our practice and how well it fits with our needs as an artist and as a person.

Each of the three stages illustrated calls on different aspects of our personalities, and how we manage our priorities in each stage therefore changes too. The state of mind that connects into the richness of new ideas isn’t the same one that carefully plots a project budget.

Working with a coach can provide space to step back and observe the dynamics of where you are in all this and how well that aligns with where you want to be.

How we are spending our days is how we are spending our lives

Annie Dillard