Welcome to MTFWM —
a guide to successful & intentional living for creative artists & professionals.
We believe —
- that you can achieve your true creative dreams and aspirations,
- that success is defined by the integrity and beauty in our lives, not the bling,
- that an active, mindful, connected life of on-going curiosity and learning leads to well-being,
- and that while we can’t control everything in our lives, we do have agency in our life. (Or as Mick Jagger says, “We can’t always get what we want, but if we try sometimes, we just might find, we get what we need.”)
Here you will find —
- practical techniques for effectively managing your time and promoting your creative work,
- active encouragement,
- resources for your artistic, personal, and career development,
- and inspiration to nurture your creative life.
Are you ready
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Tips & tools to help you identify & accomplish your life goals.
A variety of useful information, tools & links to explore.
Personal development techniques, including journaling & mindfulness.
This one is for my Journaling: Beyond the Diary students — and anyone else interested in journaling. Here are a few links and resources I use. If you have any other recommendations or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below. And let me know if you are...read more
The Priority Planning Process is life changing if honestly used. And I do not make that claim lightly. If you actually use the process — and use it regularly, — you are taking action every day towards your goals. You are also living the life you truly value. The...read more
The Word Association Exercise is a discovery exercise. It is designed to help you explore and uncover your unconscious connections between certain concepts. It is especially useful if you find yourself resistant to a task you know will help you achieve a goal or...read more
What do you want to do or accomplish in your lifetime? This is sometimes called "The Bucket List." I'm a birder so I prefer "Life List." Besides, I'd rather focus on life and living it to the fullest than "kicking the bucket" (and the suggested origin of that term is...read more
The Why Exercise examines your automatic assumptions, bias, and programming. If you aren't getting really annoyed or uncomfortable, it's a good sign you need to keep digging. Knowing why you believe something or are pursuing a goal is increases your motivation. We're...read more