Thursday, February 19, 2009

80% of success is just showing up.
Woody Allen
I watched this video on my friend Martha Marshall's blog and had to share it with you. I guarantee it will uncramp your creativity. 19 minutes long, so pick a time when you can quietly pay attention.

14 comments:

  1. Melody,

    Thank you for sharing with us this brilliant talk!

    Regina Dwarkasing

    p.s. Ole!

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  2. Can't wait to watch! The TED talks are great.

    Peggy

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  3. Inspiring, thanks for sharing this. It puts the creative process, which is often so mind boggling, in perspective.

    Gail

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  4. Liz and her husband lived around the corner from me in rural Hunterdon County, NJ. (That is, i]until I moved to Tucson last June). They own a sweet store in Frenchtown, NJ: www.twobuttons.com They are both quite dear and down-to-earth.

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  5. Wow, how wonderful and life saving. thank you for posting this, I loved it.

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  6. Anonymous10:34 AM

    And now?
    I suppose I'll just wait for my Ole´ moment.

    Her talk was wonderful, really lovely.
    I've been watching TED all morning, then sometimes I forget to watch TED for weeks. Today I remembered so this is a timely post. In fact, I've just been watching Corneille Ewango talk about his work.

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  7. What a great way to begin the day. Many thanks.
    Chris

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  8. What a great talk! I'm blown away. Thanks for sharing this Melody! Makes me want to buy and read her book:)

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  9. Thanks for this YouTube video, Melody. It has reinforced what I have been feeling for the last few years. When I am receptive to ideas, they always appear.

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  10. I love all of the TED videos. I have spent several evenings out there.

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  11. Anonymous5:39 PM

    And for ideas on how to spend your creative energy? Check out TED's *Bill Strickland* talk. Very inspiring, very.

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  12. I loved this one, too. Glad to see it being shared!

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  13. Great talk! I think she has put into words what I have felt for a very long time!

    Judy

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  14. THere's a wonderful book called FREE PLAY about improvisation in life and art by Stephen Nachmanovitch that my husband "made me" read when I was feeling stuck as a classical vocalist. I highly recommend it to you as a reminder that we do our best when we get out of the way of the art - surrender to it - and allow beauty to seep in as it sees fit and when it sees fit. Thanks for the video.

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