Your Creative Genius Is Bigger Than The Obstacles

How To Bring More EASE + FLOW into your Process.

By Andrea Schroeder | January 27, 2021
Bringing More EASE And FLOW Into Your Process

How to bring more EASE and FLOW into your process.

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This class is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS – a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

How To Bring More EASE + FLOW into your Process.

Dreams + Money Mini Class

By Andrea Schroeder | January 21, 2021
When Your Dream Is Your Business And You Want To Make More Money

Dreams + Money class!

This was SO FUN.

I shared a LONG journaling process to help you get REALLY clear on how, specifically, to make your money in your business – YOUR way. Not doing what anyone else tells you to do or following a bunch of annoying rules, but really listening for you truest way to share your gifts in a bigger way.

Grab your journal and watch the Dreams + Money class now:

 

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This class is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS – a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

Dreams + Money Mini Class

Dreams + Art + Activism

By Andrea Schroeder | January 19, 2021
Dreams + Art + Activism

Dreams + Art + Activism is a discussion with Mindy Tsonas Choi from the Be Seen Project

Mindy’s work is at the intersection of creativity, embodiment, identity, and social justice. She is a coalition builder, activist, artist and disruptor, the Founder of the Be Seen Project, and believes in using our unique superpowers for collective good. She creates art, awareness and initiatives which aim to bring more liberation and love to the world. A Korean American adoptee, queer intersectional feminist and modern day bohemian, she is also a life-long devotee to the underdog. Find out more about Mindy here: http://www.mindytsonaschoi.com And the Be Seen Project here: http://www.beseenproject.org

 

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This discussion is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS – a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

Dreams + Art + Activism

How to choose which thing to do first

By Andrea Schroeder | January 14, 2021
How to choose which thing to do first

Creative beings usually have more ideas than we have time for!

And there are a lot of reasons why it’s hard to pick which one to start with. This is a really vulnerable place in our Dream Work.

This is a journaling + mediation class for exploring all of this, and figuring out which idea to start with.

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This class is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS – a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

How to choose which thing to do first

When you have a dream but you have no clue what to DO about it

By Andrea Schroeder | January 13, 2021
A free mini-class for working with impossible dreams

This is a coaching call with tips and strategies for how to work with dreams when you have NO CLUE what to DO.

Honestly – the main thing to know is that there IS something you can do. There’s actually LOTS you can do, but you do have to look at it a little differently.

The live video happened on Jan 13, you can watch the replay here.

Have your journal ready!

You’re going to leave this with a list of things you CAN do to get working on your impossible dream TODAY.

 

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Dream Book is my ongoing class + creative mastermind for navigating the path between where you are and where you want to be. This is where I show up and work/play with my new dreams, every day. This is where I share TONS of practices for Dream Work, Inner Work and Outer Work so that you have a whole smorgasboard of options and it’s super easy to show up and work on your dreams.

This video is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS – a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

When you have a dream but you have no clue what to DO about it

Resistance and Creative Flow: A discussion with Chris Zydel

By Andrea Schroeder | January 7, 2021
Overcoming resistance and getting into creative flow

Watch the conversation on Resistance, Creative Flow + Generating Momentum with Chris Zydel and I right here!

We started by talking about the attempted coup yesterday and being an awake, creative person in a chaotic world.   Then we explored:  
  • How to get started when you feel stuck
  • How to start over when life events derail things
  • How to generate momentum
  • What makes it hard to be in the flow
  • What makes it easier to be in flow
  It was so good!

 

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This discussion is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS – a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

Resistance and Creative Flow: A discussion with Chris ZydelResistance and Creative Flow: A discussion with Chris Zydel

Free Class: Name and Claim your Dreams for 2021

By Andrea Schroeder | January 5, 2021
Free Class: Name and Claim your Dreams for 2021

The live class happened on Jan 5, catch the replay right here!

This is a journaling and meditation class, so make sure to have your journal with you before you start. And just pause the recording any time you want more time with a particular prompt.

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NAME and CLAIM your DREAMS for 2021 is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS – a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

Free Class: Name and Claim your Dreams for 2021

When you push yourself out of your comfort zone to follow your dream but get so overwhelmed you just want to hide under the duvet and cry

By Andrea Schroeder | January 2, 2021
When you push yourself out of your comfort zone to follow your dream but get so overwhelmed you just want to hide under the duvet and cry

It felt SO GOOD push myself in what felt like a really GOOD way.

But now here I am with too much on my plate and I just want to cry.

This IS what happens every time.

And this IS why I hesitate to push myself out of my comfort zone at all.

I hate this feeling.

But NOT doing the things I feel inspired to do in order to avoid this feeling…. means I am letting this feeling control me.

Why would I let a thing I hate control my life?

So here I am.

Hello feeling of total overwhelm I just want to cry, can we talk?

Oh cool, you just needed some attention?

Maybe. Kind of. I think I just have a big pile of things, and need to make an organized list. I feel less overwhelmed and more likely to ENJOY my work when it’s organized.

Yes – a bunch of little things are not quite going well today. That’s true. Also I feel super-very-easily-frustrated/overwhelmed by any little thing. Like the fact that the pizza pans from NYE are still dirty! WTF?

Well. Cleaning the kitchen would take like 10 minutes, max. I do have 10 minutes. Or Joseph can do it later. Do you really think it’s a reason to not go after my dreams???

It’s working now. Those things are annoying, but they don’t happen that often. Again – is this a reason to NOT go after my dreams? And why didn’t you answer the last question?

Yes.

Well, YOU are on solid ground, WE are on solid ground, but your reasoning around why I should scale back is not on solid ground.

Well. Bingo! There’s the issue. That you for sharing your real problem so clearly. It’s always easier to work with things that are clear.

Oh sweetie. Please. Here (sit down next to her, offer a hug and a mug of decaf eggnog latte)

“All of this?” you mean why do the stuff I feel inspired to do and excited to do? Why generate more creative momentum?

Because this is what I want.

I get that. But I also feel like… is that really what you want? For always?

Again. That’s letting the discomfort control your life. Are you really happy to lay in bed with the duvet over your head and allow a fear of getting uncomfortable to control you?

Yeah I hear you. So how do we compromise?

Hmmmmm.

Yes, I had already decided that.

I’m glad you see it now – I do want to try to not be overwhelmed as much as possible WHILE ALSO being open to whatever discomfort I need to work through in order to follow the dream.

It’s ok.  So: making an email more detailed list than I have, and holding permission to cross things off if I get too overwhelmed… what else?

(I go over to my list and see where I need to add more details to it)

OK yeah I see the problem now!

I need PAPER LISTS.

And my daytimer for 2021 is not here yet.. so I checked my email to see what’s happening with that…

(Got sidetracked and cleared out my emails which had been piling up and THAT FEELS VERY GOOD and overwhelm is shrinking)

… my daytimer has spent the whole last week moving between facilities in California. Not any closer to me in Canada.

Lightbulb! I just realized I’ve been putting paper-list-making on hold until it got here and that is not going to work.

OK back to my digital list. It’s got all the big stuff and what I need is to break down the smaller tasks – I always do that part on paper. So I’ll just do it in a random page in last year’s daytimer which I hardly used, lol!

OK WHOA.

I felt the overwhelm literally just leave my body. Like in a WHOOSH.

And now I feel energized.

And like “yeah it’s going to get messy sometimes but I want to PLAY with all of these ideas and really ENJOY the festival of dreams!”

And I’m off to make that PAPER LIST of the smaller tasks I need to focus on right now.

Update:

On the way to making that paper list, I made a cup of coffee and put all the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and started it and asked Joseph to clean the pizza pans and now the kitchen is not an overwhelming mess.

Just to say – my overwhelm often believes things are WAY MORE OVERWHELMING than they are. That’s how it FEELS, and even though my feelings are valid – they are not telling the truth about what is happening.

When you push yourself out of your comfort zone to follow your dream but get so overwhelmed you just want to hide under the duvet and cry

Celebrating 10 years in business with an epic month of free classes + coaching

By Andrea Schroeder | December 31, 2020
Celebrating 10 years in business with the Creative Dream Incubator

It was January 1, 2011, that I officially quit my last job to do the Creative Dream Incubator full time.

I remain so grateful to me-from-then for making the move.

I’m feeling especially grateful for my business during this difficult year.

Grateful to have work that is fulfilling and fun and also helps me hold space for my own process of healing and growth.

Grateful to have steady income during such an unpredictable year.

The Creative Dream Incubator is my biggest dream come true. Dreams grow you. And then as you grow, your dreams grow, but then they grow you even more, and it becomes an infinite cycle of growth and inspiration.

And I am grateful for the ways that the Creative Dream Incubator has grown me.

I am braver, I trust myself more, I trust my creativity and intuition more, and I feel less of a need to prove my worth or the value of my work.

My once impossible dream became my sturdy foundation.

I do still remember when I wanted to do some kind of meditation/creativity workshops, to offer the magic and healing I had experienced to others, but had no clue how to make that happen.

And I remember figuring out how to do that work, but doing it on the side while working full time, and feeling so grateful to be doing it at all while also feeling SO SURE that I could never do this as my full time work.

I always try to remember that things that felt COMPLETELY impossible to me once are my life now.

Which means that the things that FEEL impossible now actually might not be.

One thing hasn’t changed: that desire to offer the magic + healing that I have received to others.

This is the foundation of how I’ve built my business and I am excited to keep doing this in 2021. When we do this work of receiving the gifts and medicine of our dreams, this helps us become more of who we really are.

Being more of who we really are is the more liberating, healing and joy-inducing thing we can do for ourselves.

And it’s also how we grow wiser and become braver and ready to stand up, speak up, and create a better world for everyone.

To celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Creative Dream Incubator, I’m going to do a whole month long FESTIVAL OF DREAMS.

This means: free classes, coaching videos, challenges and other fun stuff. A whole month of inspiration, support and magic for setting yourself up for RADICAL SUCCESS with your dreams in 2021.

I believe that collectively, we are at a turning point.

We need to become who we really are in order to save this planet, because I don’t believe that who we really are is careless enough to destroy the only planet we’ve got.

We need to become who we really are in order to save each other, because I don’t believe that who we really are would create these political systems that have people dying of poverty while others hoard more wealth than they can use in 20 generations.

And personally, I feel at a turning point as well.

I feel more creative and sure of myself than I ever have. I feel ready to both create and put myself out there in new ways.

I have so many big dreams for 2021! And I know you do too.

So let’s prepare to dream BIGGER BRIGHTER AND DEEPER in 2021.

Let’s use this moment to spur us on to greater things.

The Festival of Dreams will start on Monday, January 4.

My pandemic brain isn’t great at planning so all of my planning powers are going to Dream Book right now. Which means I don’t have a plan for the whole month – just a big pile of ideas and a commitment to keep showing up for the Festival of Dreams all month long.

But the GREAT thing about that is that: you can help me decide what we do in the Festival of Dreams!

LET ME KNOW what you’re working with:

  • What are your questions about how to get to where you want to be in 2021?
  • What are the main obstacles you’re facing right now?

Go to this page and answer these questions on the comments so I can make the classes that will help YOU the most.

Here’s what I do know:

I’ll be offering free mini-classes, coaching videos and creative dream challenges throughout January on Instagram Live. (If you’re not on Instagram it would be worth it to join for this month). The replays will be available on my Instagram page.

Everything will be freely available – you don’t have to sign up for emails or anything.

Whooo hoooo!

I can’t wait. See you Monday!

Celebrating 10 years in business with an epic month of free classes + coaching

OK Let’s DO THIS

By Andrea Schroeder | December 23, 2020

Since the Solstice, my dreams have been stepping up and making all new demands.

I love it.

Except when I’m feeling terrified about it, and like I am too small to Dream bigger, of course.

I just recorded a new Dream Book video about working with the dreams that feel completely impossible.

And that’s the vibe I am bringing to my end-of-year journaling and reflection: Determination to set myself up to do impossible things in 2021.

Like – let’s do this already!!!

Are you with me?

Dream Book is ongoing through the holidays. I’m in there every day claiming my new dreams, the ones I’ve been circling around and “I don’t know if I’m ready-ing” about for some time.

I’m making lists. Shining a light on fears. Transforming the things that hold me back. Digging deep and using ALL the tools.

I’ll keep doing this in between baking cookies, playing board games, making the kids get outside for fresh air, and enjoying all of the holiday snacks.

I’ll be writing every day about how I’m doing this and inviting you to DREAM BIG with me (or dream bright or dream calm or however you want to play with your dreams), on our private Dream Book website where we can talk about the awkward vulnerable unsure parts without the whole internet being able to see. (And where you have access to all the tools you need to actually DO it)

OK Let\'s DO THIS

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