The creative mind: You are not a spaz. Or a mess. And you do NOT need “to get it together”.

I am fascinated by how the minds of creative people work.  It is a fascinating mixture of endless ideas and crazy passion and project brilliance and often frustration.

I find that so often creative people feel isolated and “weird”. Creatives tend to feel like they often don’t fit in because other people just do not understand HOW they are wired and why they behave the unorganized way they do.

I began years ago to observe highly creative makers.  And I began to take note of how often these creative souls talked poorly of themselves. They had been labeled hotmess, unorganized, unable to finish a project, ADD, a spaz, etc.  And I noted how often they tried to “get it together” and “get organized” and “finish what they started” and they would end up even MORE frustrated.

I too had been labeled with some of those words.  A spaz. A hotmess. Unorganized. But I decided long ago to EMBRACE my own mess and how I was wired.

And the more I embraced it, the freer I felt.  I got to a point where I finally realized …… God equipped me with every single personality trait I needed to run a successful creative career. If I had needed to be organized to cheerlead you creative business owners on, He would have made me that way.  If I had needed to be able to clean house well in order to run my painting business, He would have given me that too.

No, I didn’t need any of that. He gave me all I needed.

And He gave YOU all YOU need to be successful in your creative business too.

I filmed a Facebook live video yesterday that reached over 46K people and had over 800 people on the video LIVE !!  It struck such a nerve with so many creatives because once you understand that you wanting to start a project at midnight or 5 a.m. is totally NORMAL for a creative, you feel less alone.  Once you understand why you often have projects in your home left undone, you no longer feel embarrassed….  you feel empowered! You feel more “ok”.

And we have a whole group of women in this world who need to know they are “ok” and EXACTLY AS THEY NEED TO BE in order to be successful in their creative careers.

You can watch the video HERE or just click below.

Jennifer Allwood was live. – Jennifer Allwood

Jennifer Allwood was live.

And if you are NOT a creative, perhaps forward this video on to someone who is. My heart’s desire is to validate my creative friends and encourage them to be EXACTLY as were designed to be. You are not a mess. You are not a spaz. You do not need to get it together. You are creative. And you are brilliant!

xoxo,

Jennifer

PS…. if you want to be sure to not miss me when I go LIVE on Facebook, go to your PC and go to my Facebook page HERE. Click on the word “Like” or “Liked” and in the drop down, go under “notifications” and select “All On”.  I look forward to chatting with you on the next LIVE!

 

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5 comments
  1. Brandy
    Brandy
    April 20, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    AND…ALL THE PEOPLE SAID AMEN!!
    I have tried to explain that to people.. I can’t help it! I cannot be or have ever been any kind of organized.. It’s hard 🙁
    It’s more fun embracing and living life free!!
    No more apologizing! I will feel all the feels and LOVE IT!!
    Thank you for this!

  2. Melanie
    Melanie
    April 20, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Just watched your video while washing dishes……last night’s supper mess along with circa 1930’s Italian pale yellow dishes (!!!), which was my inspiration for washing dishes! ? Your message brought me back to two Christmases ago when my sister in law walked up to me with my nine year old niece and said, “Molly wants to know why your house is so messy.” ? I responded with something like, ” If you worked from home and had ALL of your supplies on hand, (she’s a nurse), your house would be messy too.” I laugh about it now and I do know that God wired me this way. Time, age and wisdom has led me to honor God by embracing who I am. Loved your message and inspiring words so much! Thank you! ❤️

  3. Pamela
    Pamela
    April 20, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Wow! I couldnt have described me better! Living life 90 miles an hour.

  4. Judy
    Judy
    April 20, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks so much for this video! You have nailed me to a “T”! I am now retired and don’t have the time challenges that most creators have so I don’t have that excuse. I have unfortunately found that I really enjoy just doing nothing – even tho’ I literally have projects stacked up by the dozens. Like you, I like to do things when I FEEL like it! When someone tries to pressure me, it makes me angry. Thank you for helping me see that this is O.K. After watching this video, I think that I DO FEEL like getting up and finishing a couple of projects!!! God Bless you . . . . . He has really given you a ministry.

  5. Lori
    Lori
    June 13, 2016 at 7:01 am

    I just made a comment tonight about wishing that company would drop in when the house was clean instead of in the middle of a big project. My son said that would never happen because I am always in the middle of some big project and I need to learn to relax.
    I don’t want to relax but being organized would be great. It is quite impossible for me.
    There is so much to do and so much to make!
    Creativity shouldn’t come with guilt because other people don’t understand it.
    Thanks!

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