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Creative Productivity Challenge Day 5: Confidence
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Creative Productivity Challenge Day 5: Confidence

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

Some people think confidence is the key to success. It’s a handy rationale because we can always blame our lack of productivity on our lack of confidence. And if we believe that confidence is something we either have or don’t have—that it’s a finite trait determined at some formative age—than we don’t need to blame ourselves or take responsibility.

Let’s overturn those assumptions. Let’s explore how we get past the fear and do the work—even when we don’t feel “ready.” Because that’s what our best work demands.

We’ll cover:
3 tips for increasing your creative confidence

A. 4 C’s of Confidence: commitment, courage, capability, confidence
B. Use fear as an indicator
C. Stop hiding

And PSSST: Here’s your special BONUS to help you take your next project forward: YAY!
It may take a few moments once you sign up—have patience
CREATIVE PRODUCTIVITY CHALLENGE BONUS

Resources for Day 5


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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