Happy Doc Student Podcast

Take Charge of Your Writing Adventure with Christine Carron, M.A.

August 02, 2023 Heather Frederick, PhD Episode 107
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Take Charge of Your Writing Adventure with Christine Carron, M.A.
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In episode 107, I chat with Christine Carron. Christine is a writer, productivity expert, and the founder of Goodjelly, where she helps writers build sustainable creative productivity using smart process, grounded power, and inner kindness.

Tips for how to get “jamming” and take charge of your writing adventure

1.   Remember: Writerly work is more than just writing (reading articles, working on references, learning technology, etc.)

2.    Get a handle on your writerly work so you can make progress (understand that there is more to writing than just writing)

3.    Break down your work into manageable, moveable bits. This will help you get “done boosts" and keep your motivation going. 

4.    Celebrate each little win. Pick something small and simple, but something that will bring you a spark of joy. What will make you smile? (scratch n sniff stickers anyone?)

5.    Make your work “easier” by understanding how technology or help from others can help the process (e.g., bookmarking important websites, getting trained in technology that is slowing you down, etc.)

6.    Hard-core suffering is counterproductive (refrain from wearing the badge of misery)

7.    Part of the creative process is being blocked – this is NORMAL (it means you are doing the work – so YAY!)

8.    When you are blocked: First and foremost be kind to yourself – then, ask yourself what you think is the cause, come up with solutions, test them, eventually you will get unblocked

9.    Kindness works when you have smart processes and grounded power

10. The inner critic is really good at problem spotting (it wants to keep you safe) – but it is not good at problem solving (this is an important insight - so read that again)

11.  When you hear your inner critic, listen to it, but instruct it that they doesn’t need to handle this, and then take action to resolve the “problem”

12. Your journey is yours – stay true to yourself, be playful and see yourself as the hero of your adventure

 Connect with Christine
@leagueofgoodjelly: https://www.instagram.com/leagueofgoodjelly/
Facebook business page: https://www.facebook.com/hellogoodjelly
LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/goodjelly
Christine's LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/goodjelly/

Access the blueprint webinar here: https://www.Goodjelly.com 

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