Aug 17, 2018

How many of you talk to yourselves? I’m talking about ‘THINKING’. How many of you talk to yourselves all of the time? Pretty much every second of your waking life?

How about if it is this self talk that stops us from achieving the kind of life we want. Have you noticed also that this chatter is mostly negative and critical. When we look even closer we might even discover that the person most on the recieving end of this negativity is us. Ourselves.

“You can’t do this because.”
“You’re not good enough.”
“You’re not as good as that person over there.”
“You’re not ready.”
“You’re too fat.”
“You’re too thin.”

You’re …
… and on and on and on.

Not to mention the … ‘what if’ con.

“What if I leave my job to start up my own business and I don’t create enough work?”
“What if when if when I share my photography in this facebook group people blast it to smitereens?”
“What if I ask a question and people think it’s silly?”
“What if I ask a photographer to recommend me work and he says no?”
“What if I get run over tomorrow?”
“What if my head explodes on the way to a shoot?”

Lets zone in on photography. The single biggest obstacle that stops us from taking the kind of images we want (and I speak from experience here) is … the voice in our heads. It’s seperates us from life. There is us and there is life and in the middle there is thinking.

To breathe true creativity into our work we have to be present. And the only way to be present is to hang up the phone. We have to get out of our heads.

There was some medicical research conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine some years ago and they discovered that the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before and about 80% are negative.In short. Most of what we think is a waste of fucking time.

The Dare workshop was set up to support creatives to wake up. To get outside of their thinking and to be present and in the moment. All it takes is a flip of perception.

This is why I invite you all to participate in the next workshop.

Thought will come in here through the back door yelling. “I’m not ready,” or “I haven’t got the money” or “i’ve already done 2 workshops this year, I don’t need another,” and on and on and on.

The truth of it is we are never going to feel ready to take a leap. We simply have to take a leap.

We have to Dare.