PEOPLE READY TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS!
contemplating your life's goals have you ever heard yourself thinking, "This would be so much easier if I
just had someone to guide me along or encourage me to keep at it"?
here's your chance to work with your own "Professional Muse" towards the pursuit of your dreams!
What is a Muse? A simplified definition: One who inspires. I will coach you with your goals and help teach you how
to tap into your creativity and inspiration in a 15 week session. Services are available - and encouraged -
beyond that if desired!
are the benefits of utilizing a "Professional Muse"?
set yourself in the direction of your dreams and take steps to advance your journey.
will receive continuous encouragement.
have someone to check-in with each week, helping you solidify and commit to your dreams.
receive honest feedback, questions and suggestions.
learn how to tap into your authentic creativity and inspiration.
learn about the pitfalls of following your dreams and creativity and how to overcome them.
receive guidance and learn how to give your Self guidance.
learn methods that will help you live a passionate life and prevent burn-out.
learn to recognize your fears and overcome them.
discover you CAN do it!
you successfully pursue your dreams without the help of Professional Muse or a career coach?
definitely! However, I do have one small question for you… if you haven't already, why not?
of the delays and setbacks in the pursuit of our dreams come from our own internalized fears. With the combination
of The Artist's Way course and coaching, many of these fears and doubts will be worked through so that you'll
overcome the areas you are stuck or "blocked" in. PLEASE NOTE: Although the course is called "The ARTIST's
Way" it is helpful for ANYONE with a dream or who wants to uncover / recover / discover their dreams, goals
and purpose in life.
will I expect from you in exchange for my assistance?
check-ins via e-mail, phone calls, or another agreed upon arrangement.
to be open to new ideas.
your Self to do the work in The Artist's Way and the pursuit of your dreams. (1- 2 hours per day of
"assignments"; journalling, exercises, a weekly "date" with yourself, etc.)
at least one "dream-oriented" small task or goal each week and giving it your best shot to fulfill
it. If you can't get that one done for some external reason, set another one and do it!
heart-felt promise to your SELF that you will keep at this, despite the doubts or fears that may crop up. If
you feel like giving up, you will contact me ASAP for encouragement and then continue on.
communication with me about your expectations for this adventure…IE: what you expect from your
goals, what you expect from your Self, and what you expect from me.
open communication through out your 15 week session.
If you're serious about pursuing your dreams, and believe you can work well in these circumstances, send me an
e-mail. Include why you want to pursue (or uncover) your dreams at this point in your life. Tell me what you would
like to get out of this experience - what are your expectations? If you know your dream already, share it with me!
Where are you now in relation to following your dreams? (Are they just an inkling in your thoughts? Have you
written them down, taken classes, wrapped your career around them? Etc.) You must be willing to begin the
pursuit of your dreams within a month after your application. E-mail: Muse@sfpnn.com
. If you have any questions, you may also e-mail me at the same
address. Testimonies and references are available upon request.
GREAT! ... BUT HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
are 2 purchase plans available.
Choose to "Pay As You Go" with a commitment to the entire 15-week program
$50 per week
payments also available.)
Pay one sum in advance
and save $10 per week,
if you are serious about this program, but neither of the payment options fits your budget, please e-mail me to
make special arrangements. Muse@sfpnn.com
addition, you will need to purchase the following tools.
Book(s) are available on-line through SFPNN's website or any
other outlet you see fit.
notebook, Morning Pages Journal, or other source for 3 pages of daily free-form writing and
"homework" from The Artist's Way
Day-planner and/or Notebook to rough out weekly goals & tasks and organize them into your schedule.
notebook to use as your "Scratch book" to doodle, day dream and jot things down and to use in
conjunction with your Day-planner or scheduling notebook.
qualify, you must agree to receive SFPNN. SFPNN is a free daily good news e-mail letter. If you
haven't subscribed already, sign up today by e-mailing
if you know of someone you honestly believe could greatly benefit from this experience, have them e-mail me,
listing you as a reference. I will also consider their applications.
me to work with you! Better yet, convince your Self that you will work on your dreams! That's what this about.
Hope to hear from you, soon!
In Creativity & Inspiration
How It Began *
me explain a little about the title… A-Muse-Ing Inspirations. A muse is someone who invokes inspiration and
channels the sources of God (or the Gods). That's what I'd like to accomplish with each of you… help you be your
own Professional Muse so that you can and will inspire your life with your authentic dreams and passions. And then
pursue and accomplish them through continuous goal setting.
learned a lot in my life - particularly in the last 12 years. I've been through many aspects of living as have
most of you. I've read all the how-to books, took courses, and pursued goals. But I have to tell you, when
inspiration was lacking, it was awful hard to do. I felt so lost and unsure of where to go or what to do next. I
heard my peers talking about this dream they had, or the plans they'd made for the rest of their lives. I didn't
know what I wanted from my life then… just to make it on my own. But everyone kept pushing, "You gotta have
didn't get it. How could I have a dream if I didn't know what it was? I had lots of stuff I wanted to do, but did
they constitute the grandiose scale that dreams do? What's all this fuss about getting a 4 year degree (or more)
from college and doing the SAME THING for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE? I hadn't tried enough of anything to know what I
wanted to do with the rest of my life, yet. But I went in the direction I had an inkling about… Travel! And I
put myself through a tech school, graduated and landed a job doing reservations for a major travel whole-saler. I
loved my job and I loved the people I dealt with - both over the phone making reservations and within my office. I
was given a "lateral promotion" into marketing and did a lot of ad copy to promote new travel packages
to travel agents.
loved the work but I didn't enjoy the atmosphere I worked in. There were many good people within that department
but most seemed to hate their jobs. There was a lot of gossip, back-stabbing, and blame for everything. It was so
negative. A far cry from what I had been used to in reservations. I stuck it out for a while and did my best…
actually made several improvements and taught a few of my superiors things about the travel industry they didn't
know. But it started to really get to me. I got to the point where I didn't want to get out of bed. It was so bad
every morning was greeted with tears. I no longer could eat without getting an upset stomach. I didn't enjoy music
or dancing or writing or drawing any more. I had a major case of BURN-OUT by the time I was 22 years old!
final draw was at a review when I was marked down for not wearing dresses and pantyhose. I talked to the director
of human resources. He gave me some invaluable advice… "Learn everything you can about a company and then
move on. It usually takes about 2 years. The market is changing. That's how you position yourself as an expert.
Learn what you can, when you can't grow any more, move on."
I did. In fact, I moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta where my high school sweetheart and I got married. He was
following his dream of trying to break into the film and video industry. And I wasn't quite sure what I wanted
yet. There was something missing. It was more than just joy and a healthy recovery from burn out, (IE:
depression.) I did a lot of reading, a lot of exploring. I took in things that made sense but didn't seem to have
a tremendous effect.
then I came across The Artist's Way. My first impression was, "HUH? How is this supposed to help?" But I
kept at it and little by little the joy came back and the depression lifted. Not only that, but I gained valuable
insight. I also learned that dreams don't have to match the corporate world - although they can. There are many
more possibilities for success than what are outlined in your "typical job." Most importantly, I learned
to trust my Self and value the creativity I had been given. When I learned how to do that… Lo and behold!
Something started happening. I started getting insights and inspiration! For the first time in my life I
felt really good about the endeavors I would embark on. I knew they were "meant" to be.
Artist's Way taught me the skills needed to recognize and trust my intuition… a necessary tool for invoking
inspiration. Along my journey of authenticity I've owned and operated a desktop publishing / personal marketing
business, done freelance photography including volunteer work for the Special Olympics and Coca-Cola's presence
during the 1996 Olympics, and created customized personal flower arrangements for local residents. My
latest endeavors have included writing children's stories, a cookbook, and creating SFPNN - a daily good news
e-mail letter. SFPNN, Sir Froggie's Positive News Network, not only helped inspire my own weekly column, Sir
Froggie's Pondering, but also allowed other individuals to give birth to their own creative and inspired
writings. Although things may not seem to connect in the linear fashion we are used to, each step
continually builds on another.
done the lessons in The Artist's Way several times, now. I've also facilitated Artist's Way meetings and had great
fun introducing these principles to others. Each time I get something new out of it. But the Artist's Way alone
didn't help me set or reach goals other than what were listed in the book. It was great start, but I needed
something more. I found myself meeting people that were interested in doing "weekly check-ins" to
encourage each other towards meeting their goals. By "checking in" and providing moral
support, I was able follow along with their dreams (and my own) and watch with great joy as perseverance
transformed dreams into reality. Then I discovered there was an entire profession dedicated to this
very thing called personal coaching.
was intriguing to me but I didn't realize the impact the combination of authenticity, inspiration, and proper
encouragement had until I saw Julian Lennon in concert in the fall of 1999. As this talented performer told
of his own doubts and struggles, challenges and successes, it became very clear that EVERYONE needs inspiration
and encouragement bundled with authenticity to follow their true dreams. What if someone could teach all of those
things together? Ironically, I had just seen a sneak preview of "The Muse" and realized that
someone could! In fact, with my history of helping others do just that, it dawned on me that the someone who
could teach it was me!
that's how A-Muse-Ing Inspirations got started. You are my "muses in training." I will do my best to
help each one of you learn to follow your authentic calling, invoke inspiration and creativity into your lives,
and coach you along with your goals. Be open and to the point with me. This is a personal process and each one of
us has differences and similarities in our experiences and learning techniques. Let me know what works best for
you and I'll try to accommodate. In the meantime, be open to The Artist's Way. It is a life changing process that
can invoke great progress towards discovering your dreams.
to the beginning of an inspiration-filled journey!
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If you're interested in
making your dreams come true but want to do it on your own,
A-Muse-Ing Inspirations offers the following complimentary 17 week guided plan.
Do-It-Yourself Lesson Plan