Sometimes, well… ALL the time for me, getting started is the hardest part. I am lucky enough to have a lovely studio with a babbling brook right outside the window and a lovely panoramic view. But often, I have a hard time getting there.

If you can relate to this, we are not alone. Getting started is difficult for many people. My uncle used to say the hardest part of a long bike ride is the first five minutes. Why? Because we don’t have any momentum.

Think back to Physics in high school (sorry for that, if your memories are anything like mine, this is not a particularly happy thought). Remember the old “a body in motion stays in motion” notion? Well, the converse is true too. It takes a lot more energy to get an unmoving body in motion.

I recommend teeny tiny little steps, the Kaizen way, to get going. Take a short trip to your creative space. Don’t have any big plans in mind, just go there and look around. Don’t even plan on staying. Just stop by and say “hi” to your art supplies. I bet they invite you to stay!

Once we are moving, or making, it is much easier to keep going. With that in mind, I invite you to visit and find out more about the Dog Days of Summer special I have running for the Momentum Maker coaching package.