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From doubts to dreams

Self-doubt can be a real struggle for artists, and that’s where this week’s podcast will come in handy. I share some ways you can turn doubts into dreams.

I’m talking about affirmations, intuition, oracle cards, books, having a vision and sharing your heart-infused works to achieve those big, bold, satisfying achievements.

You’ll hear me sharing how I opened an art gallery during COVID-19 and created courageous, high-vibrational art. Many times, I have to give myself a good pep talk, boost my esteem and belief with affirmations, and ensure I practice my self-care strategies to lift myself into the realm of my dearest dreams.

So, if overcoming self-doubt feels like a hurdle for you, tune in and simplify how you lean into your big ideas and achieve your dreams.

I hope you love this discussion where I share creative and practical ways to move from doubts to dreams. If you do, remember to like and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Elvis inspirational quote

Here are a few steps you can take towards living your dream life:

1. Define your dream: Take some time to reflect on what your dream life looks like. What are your passions, values, and goals? Visualise the kind of life you want to live and be specific about what it entails.

2. Set clear goals: Break down your dream into smaller, achievable goals. Make them specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART goals). This will help you stay motivated and focused on your desired outcome.

3. Create a plan: Develop a step-by-step plan to reach your goals. Identify the actions you need to take and the resources you may need along the way. Remember to be flexible and open to adjusting your plan as you go.

4. Take action: Start taking small steps towards your dream every day. Even if progress seems slow at times, remember that each step brings you closer to your desired life. Stay committed and persevere through any challenges that come your way.

5. Embrace learning and growth: Be open to learning new skills, acquiring knowledge, and gaining experience. Seek opportunities for personal and professional development that align with your dream. Remember, growth is an essential part of living your dream.

6. Surround yourself with positivity: Surround yourself with supportive and like-minded individuals who inspire and uplift you. Avoid negative influences that may discourage or hold you back from pursuing your dream.

7. Practice gratitude: Cultivate a mindset of gratitude and appreciation for the present moment and the progress you make along the way. Gratitude helps you stay positive and fuels your motivation to keep striving for your dream.

8. Take care of yourself: Prioritize self-care and maintain a healthy work-life balance. This includes getting enough rest, eating well, exercising, and practicing mindfulness or any activities that bring you joy and relaxation.

Remember, living the dream is a journey, not a destination. Stay focused, be persistent, and celebrate each milestone along the way. With determination and a positive mindset, you can make your dream a reality!

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From doubts to dreams

The Joyful Artist

I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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