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Creative Productivity Challenge Day 2: Self-Messaging
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Creative Productivity Challenge Day 2: Self-Messaging

Explore all the posts from NewMusicBox’s 5-Day Creative Productivity Challenge here.

From negative self-talk to self-compassion.

What’s your negative self-talk like—the craziest stuff on loop in your mind?

If you’re like me, you have a nasty voice in one ear making outrageous statements about your efforts, your capabilities, your projects (not to mention your looks, manners, weight, etc.). How do you deal with this?

Doing our best work demands that we get past the voices of our fears, self-limiting beliefs, and self-defeating assumptions.

What has helped you?

We’ll cover:
3 counter-intuitive approaches to taming our nasty internal gremlins

A. Identify your negative self-talk messages
B. Turn Pro
C. Grateful Flow

Resources for Day 2


I help musicians get unstuck—to get past the obstacles that have prevented them from reaching their potential.  I wrote the book, “Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music,” and am a consultant, author, and speaker. In my previous life I directed the Center for Music Entrepreneurship at Manhattan School of Music and ran the career programs at Indiana University and New England Conservatory. Now I’ve gone “rogue,” working with individuals, ensembles, and institutional clients to facilitate change. Check me out at http://AngelaBeeching.com


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