Are You In Your Own Way?

The Studio, Philip Guston, 1969

For the last few years I’ve immersed myself in the lives of great artists, writers, performers and musicians. I’ve read memoirs and biographies; listened to radio programmes and podcasts; watched documentaries and biopics. Over time I’ve discovered that almost all of them, no matter their medium, have one surprising thing in common: when their work is going well — really well — they disappear.

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Writer, speaker, creativity coach. Author of ‘Creative Demons & how to Slay Them’.

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Writer, speaker, creativity coach. Author of ‘Creative Demons & how to Slay Them’.

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