For the past 30 years creativity coach Eric Maisel, Ph.D, has worked with a variety of individuals, everyone from artists to authors to musicians to scientists to lawyers.
He’s also written numerous books on creativity. So it’s safe to say he knows a few things about the creative process.
In his latest book on creativity,Making Your Creative Mark, he reveals the nine keys to achieving your artistic goals. These include: thinking thoughts that serve you; building confidence; developing your passion; using freedom to support a successful creative life; dealing effectively with stress; cultivating empathy; navigating relationships; strengthening your identity; and exploring how society affects you and choosing your role in society.
Here are 10 illuminating tips from his book on cultivating creativity.