The Creative Tune-Up Kit for Creative Blocks

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Reignite your creative spark, get past what’s blocking you, and embrace the creative life you were meant to have!

Dear Creative Soul,

Tell me if this sounds like you: 

I want to do something creative, but I don’t know what. Other people figure this out—why can’t I?”

“I used to write and sing all the time, but I lost track of it, and I can’t figure out how to get started again.

I’ve always wanted to paint, but I never have. I’ve waited so long; I’m too old. It’s hopeless.”

“What happened to me, and my project? I was doing fine, and now I’m so stuck I can’t even see straight.

“What’s WRONG with me??”

What if I told you there’s nothing wrong with you? What if there was a way to get your creative life back on track, starting today? What if it could be easy, quick, and even fun? 

Being a blocked creative is actually normal. And you’re in the right place to deal with it once and for all.

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That’s exactly why I created the Creative Tune-Up: to give you the tools to start seeing yourself as a creative person again, and build the confidence and inspiration you need to get out of your rut and start creating again.

My Story:

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Ah, high school.

When I was in high school, I wrote constantly. You’d have had a harder time getting me to stop than to start. Ask my sainted 10th grade English teacher how I would come into his classroom before school every morning with pages of the Doctor Who fanfiction I wrote the night before.

I nearly failed out in my first semester in college (because I had decided I was going to be an engineer and a writer…. hahahahahahahaomg. I literally failed calculus). I took a creative writing class, but it seemed the more effort I put into what I was doing, the lower my grades were. Satisfying? Not remotely.

Writing gradually ceased to be an important outlet for me. I was too busy trying to rescue my wrecked GPA to have much time to spare.

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Fanfiction in 2004

About 15 years later, I wanted back into that fictional world where anything could happen. I just wasn’t sure how. A friend suggested I sign up for a fanfiction challenge she was offering. 

I wrote a short, sweet Josh and Donna (The West Wing) story, and it felt like sparks were flying everywhere as my fingers flew over the keyboard.

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Published novel in 2015

I wrote fanfic for a while, and then I wanted to branch into my own worlds. I completed Goddard College’s MFA program in 2009. Two years later, I discovered Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching and knew I wanted to help folks to regain their creative footing, like I had, or even just find it in the first place. There’s no greater joy for me than watching someone who thought they were terminally blocked discover that their creative joy is still alive and well and theirs to explore.

Here’s my official bio, if you’re curious:

Nancy Norbeck

Nancy Norbeck is a novelist, singer, actor, and improv enthusiast with a passion for helping people from all walks of life reconnect with their own creative spark. She is a Master Certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, a SoulCollage® facilitator, and Laughter Yoga leader. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Goddard College. Nancy hosts the Follow Your Curiosity podcast, where she speaks to creative souls from all walks of life, from actors to accountants and musicians to mathematicians, about their creative journeys and what they’ve learned about the creative process along the way. Her novel, THE SILVER CHILD, is available on Amazon.

An avid Doctor Who fan, Nancy lives in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where she continues to study voice, sing with local choirs, and spoil her two nephews with Mad Libs, the Pink Panther, and trips with a certain Time Lord.

Your creative joy is alive and well, too, no matter how lost you think it is. It’s just waiting for you to come find it again. And I created the Creative Tune-Up to help you do exactly that, quickly and easily (and even better, it’s fun!)

What You Will Get

1. 25-page Ebook

Inventories, questions to help you tune in to your dreams more clearly, exercises to gently move your thoughts back into a creative mindset, journaling prompts, and more.

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2. 45-minute How-To video, with downloadable MP3 audio version

Your guide to the Creative Tune-Up including important pointers on how to use it, and explains the most common creative blocks (you’ll definitely want to watch this first!).

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3. Five Percent Guided Exercise

Start making positive changes right away — and make them second nature to you.

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4. Magic Moment Guided Exercise

Tap into your dreams in living color, and keep your motivation and inspiration levels high as you dip your toes back into that life you’ve been dreaming of.

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More creative energy, progress, and confidence: PRICELESS

It’s a $375 value, for just $37.

“Holy cow, that’s a ton of stuff for just… $37? For real?!”

YEP.

I don’t want you to get back to your creative life someday… or give up on it as hopeless. I want you to get started TODAY.

So I’ve priced it so you don’t have to hem and haw… you can just grab it and go!

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Here’s what you’ll learn with the Creative Tune-Up:

  • How to figure out what you want to work on (even if you’re already accomplished in your field, you’ll be inspired to try new things, or generate new ideas!)
  • How to get yourself into a creative state of mind—and stay there.
  • How to change your creative mindset one step at a time.
  • How to look inside yourself and explore what’s keeping you stuck so you can break old, unproductive patterns.
  • How to remove or minimize the real-life obstacles that threaten your progress.
  • How to make your own mind work for you rather than against you.

The Creative Tune-Up is a downloadable workbook, 2 audio exercises, and a 45-minute video to help you learn more about how to use them, and how the inner creative process works.

Who is this for?

This is FOR YOU if:

  • You used to get to your creativity, but you’re having trouble getting started again
  • You feel a creative call, even if you don’t know what it is
  • You’re an accomplished—but stuck—creative
  • You were told as a child that your creativity was frivolous, and you want to shut that voice up once and for all

This is NOT for you if:

  • You aren’t in a financial position to afford it right now.
  • You aren’t willing to look at yourself and your creativity in a new way
  • You need personal, customized advice and support
  • You need a 1:1 coach or therapist

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