When you think about consulting a wise advisor about your creative practice, what comes up for you? Do you think: “Yes, please! Please send someone to tell me what to do next!”

Or, do you think, “No, thank you. I prefer to do things my own way.”

Whether you enjoy mentorship or resist it, there’s a reason that mentors often show up near the beginning of a Hero’s Journey. Often, the hero can’t move beyond where they are without a shift in mindset. Listen in and explore who might ask just the right question or help you learn the just-right new skill as you take your next creative steps.

In this episode, I include quotes from the following authors:

C.S. Lewis, Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Madeleine L’Engle, Herself

Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit

Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way

Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

Brené Brown, Daring Greatly



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