But life on the road was… Well, you can imagine what that was like.
With four young kids to feed, I needed a more stable lifestyle. That’s when I became a songwriter and composer for dozens of network television shows like: Bones, Judging Amy, and Men In Trees. But this was a world that was far more “corporate” than any I’d ever worked in and it was challenging.
I was used to unearthing creativity and innovation whenever I felt inspired. Now I was tasked with generating it on demand, and on a schedule with strict working hours and in collaboration with others.
To do this successfully I had to learn the secrets to rapidly releasing my inner-creativity, my inner “rock star” as it were, in a more corporate work setting and on a furiously demanding timeline. The ideas I discovered became the basis for my highly regarded Big Muse “Wake Up Your Inner Music” sessions.
I don’t need to introduce you to Marv, our acronym for: Majorly Afraid of Revealing Vulnerability®. If you’re human, you’re already well acquainted with him. He’s the voice of fear in all of us. We know from experience that Marv works too hard. He’s terrified of failure, shame and vulnerability. As our internal-critic, Marv’s job is to protect us from those awful things. (And he takes his job seriously!)
But those very things underpin our growth and creativity. Big Muse sessions give participants techniques to short circuit the brain’s native tendency towards fear, which allows them access to new creative possibilities.