This blog introduces you to my special brand of BIKE. I show you how to find your Best self, access your Inner strength, tune in to your Killer instincts, and use your Expressive voice. It's inspiring, spiritual, quirky, and it's all in your head. It's about ATTITUDE, not exercise, though that might be a side benefit.

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Artist's Way: Final check-in

Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way book cover

For those of you who participated in the 12-weeks of The Artist's Way, please consider posting as a comment below what you got out of it. Also, if you want to do it again, I'll consider a second run, starting this month. Again, post a comment.

Overall, for me, I'll tell you that reading the book this time really sparked serious action. I was able to stay on top of my marketing efforts (moreso than posting on the blog). I was inspired to clean clutter in my office. This is something I've been meaning to get to all last year and it never happened. After the holidays, I took the time, and now I'm starting the year 2011 off with a fresh start. I have a desk again! Woo-hoo. Also, I'm focused on finding more time for play. It's not always easy, and I have a lot of deadlines to schedule around. But I'm going to do it. It helps that I have a new grandson. You can't help but give me more priority in the order of things.

So tell me. How are you planning to fit creativity into your life? Is this something you can see as a necessary part of your work now, or as the part that helps sustain you? Share your thoughts here.

And, again, if you're interested in another 12-weeks of reading The Artist's Way together, let me know. But mostly, for now, I just want to know how this session worked for you. What can we do differently? How can I encourage you further? How do you think Cameron's lessons in the book changed your perspective? Post your thoughts here.

And be sure to continue following my posts here at BIKE WITH JACKIE, in the days ahead I'll be focusing on a few themes I think you're going to want to participate in, including on that features color, another that focuses on food, and still another that centers around a Word of the Day.

Expect the best!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Update Message

Sorry, folks. Had a few issues to deal with and will be back on board next week.