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Being an artist has its ups and downs, dealing with rejection, frustration, being visible and finding your voice.Join AJ Merlin, a Creative Mindset Coach and writer, as she shares practical mindset tips and visualisations so you can feel empowered in your creative career and live a life that feels right to you. This podcast is twice a month (on Tuesdays), and is for artists at any stage of their career who want to work on their mindset, wellbeing and self-development.

Creative Mindset AJ Merlin

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    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Being an artist has its ups and downs, dealing with rejection, frustration, being visible and finding your voice.Join AJ Merlin, a Creative Mindset Coach and writer, as she shares practical mindset tips and visualisations so you can feel empowered in your creative career and live a life that feels right to you. This podcast is twice a month (on Tuesdays), and is for artists at any stage of their career who want to work on their mindset, wellbeing and self-development.

    Day 21 – You made it!

    Day 21 – You made it!

    You made it to the last day! Yeahhhh!
    Thank you so much for showing up every day.
    I hope that you now understand better how you talk to yourself and what inspires you and motivates you!
    You know that self-compassion is the way forward so you can really embrace yourself and be the true artist you want to be, with no fears and no obstacles holding you back.
    Use it every day.
    What’s the difference between day 1 and now? So let’s spend the next 5 minutes and see how you transformed.
    And before you go, I’d love to know how you found this journaling challenge by answering this quick survey.

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    Want to work more on your mindset to become a fulfilled artist? Check out my services!

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    Music: Purple Clouds from MintWhale - Melodyloops 
     
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     Join my free 21-day journaling challenge to understand who you are as a creative, what’s holding you back, and how you can reframe that little voice in your head. 
     
     I'll post an episode every day, where you can journal at the same time as me and reframe that inner critic! 
     
     It's not too late to start this challenge: https://www.ajmerlin.com/challenge

    • 13 min
    Day 20 – Find your mantra

    Day 20 – Find your mantra

    For today, I invite you to find a mantra that you can use to support your inner mentor.
    What mantra can support you with your creativity?
    Brainstorm for 5 minutes, and then pick up what works best for you right now. It can be one sentence, it can be a word.
    Not sure how to find the right mantra of affirmation for you? Listen to my podcast episode “How can self-care help your creative career?” for some tips.

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    Join the FAM!
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    Music: Purple Clouds from MintWhale - Melodyloops 
     
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     Join my free 21-day journaling challenge to understand who you are as a creative, what’s holding you back, and how you can reframe that little voice in your head. 
     
     I'll post an episode every day, where you can journal at the same time as me and reframe that inner critic! 
     
     Join the challenge for daily reminders: https://www.ajmerlin.com/challenge

    • 10 min
    Day 19 – Support

    Day 19 – Support

    Let’s continue to build some mindful tools and let’s talk about support. There is this idea that artists need to be alone and suffer.
    It’s completely wrong.
    How could a support group empower you?
    I have a membership called the FAM. We meet every week to chat about our week, support each other and make sure we keep going no matter what. If you’re interested, you can join for a discounted price by using the coupon JOURNALING (valid for the next 48 hours).
    We’re so close to the end of this challenge! Keep doing your amazing work and I’ll see you tomorrow!
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    Music: Purple Clouds from MintWhale - Melodyloops
     
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     Join my free 21-day journaling challenge to understand who you are as a creative, what’s holding you back, and how you can reframe that little voice in your head.
     
     I'll post an episode every day, where you can journal at the same time as me and reframe that inner critic!
     
     Join the challenge for daily reminders

    • 11 min
    Day 18 – Who inspires you

    Day 18 – Who inspires you

    There's nothing wrong with loving yourself and just seeing how amazing you are.
    Let's give you more tools to discover your inner mentor. 
    This is the opportunity to explore your creativity and yourself as an artist. Who lights you up and why? 

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    Music: Purple Clouds from MintWhale - Melodyloops 
     
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    Join my free 21-day journaling challenge to understand who you are as a creative, what’s holding you back, and how you can reframe that little voice in your head. 
     
     I'll post an episode every day, where you can journal at the same time as me and reframe that inner critic! 
     
     Join the challenge for daily reminders: https://www.ajmerlin.com/challenge

    • 9 min
    Day 17 – Why you can never give up

    Day 17 – Why you can never give up

    I love the prompt today. I mean, I love all of them, but I think this one is really fun.
    This will help you when you had a bad day, arguments, or you made a mistake and you feel bad about it.

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    Music: Purple Clouds from MintWhale - Melodyloops 
     
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     Join my free 21-day journaling challenge to understand who you are as a creative, what’s holding you back, and how you can reframe that little voice in your head. 
     
     I'll post an episode every day, where you can journal at the same time as me and reframe that inner critic! 
     
     Join the challenge for daily reminders: https://www.ajmerlin.com/challenge

    • 8 min
    Day 16 – Self-compassion

    Day 16 – Self-compassion

    Reframing starts when we realise how we talk to ourselves, and we realise how harsh we are, and how we would never say that to someone else.
    You need to be kind to yourself when you feel vulnerable, when you face an obstacle or when you hear criticism...
    So let’s continue today.
    How can self-compassion support you?

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    Music: Purple Clouds from MintWhale - Melodyloops 
     
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     Join my free 21-day journaling challenge to understand who you are as a creative, what’s holding you back, and how you can reframe that little voice in your head. 
     
     I'll post an episode every day, where you can journal at the same time as me and reframe that inner critic! 
     
     Join the challenge for daily reminders: https://www.ajmerlin.com/challenge

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Ana Radulescu ,

Self-healing and introspection

Creative Mindset created for me an opportunity to dig deeper into what I want in life and into the healing I have to do. The visualisations AJ invites us in are powerful and full of meanings and metaphors. And sometimes this is the best way to truly connect with yourself. Would highly recommend for those who want to keep in connection with themselves to live a life filled with meaning and goals. Especially if you are a creative or work in the creative industry where you get to be and do lots of different things.

shadesdk ,

Life-changing

These podcasts and meditations have really helped me gain perspective and have calmed me down. I highly recommend all of A.Js podcasts- the benefits are immense. I feel lighter and have managed to reconnect with myself through them. More please...

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