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Check out the Create Day Journal and pick up a copy for yourself or a creative you know.

After researching the Creative Habits of creatives over the last two centuries I've put together this 5-Minute, 5-Area journal designed to get you ready to make the most of your time.

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Join in as I read through my latest book - Lexicon of Awesome! Listen, reflect, and discern the weight of the words you use externally with others and internally with yourself.

  • R. J Dyson / Life Coach

First, make sure you're paying the bills. Taking care of your family. Stand firm in your faith and retain the spirit of freedom that America offers.


Second, work toward your creative goal. Work hard. Work at a steady pace and work with focus. Then ship it ASAP. Ship it before you abandon your steadfast bill-pay. Ship it. And if they want what you got, work harder and offer more. If not, go back to the drawing board, tweak it, change it, set a new goal and work at it. Then ship it!


Be faithful.


Work hard.


Ship it.


Repeat.


It's on you.

  • R. J Dyson / Life Coach

Are you continuing to learn the very thing: the subject, the form, the technique, the data, the procedures, the healthiest rhythm of life, faith and creative habits - for your end goal?


There are four stages on the I know what I'm good at and I'm passing it on to others who will one day be proficient enough to pass it on as well road to joyfully successful living. Because success in an area isn't just about you and I achieving our goals, but inviting others along for the ride in order to grow and achieve theirs as well. Where are you on this journey?

  1. I do it.

  2. I do it - and you watch.

  3. You do it - and I watch.

  4. You do it.

Are you doing it?


Are you learning, growing and practicing the healthiest version of your creative pursuit? Whether it's writing and seeking out more depth of insight into your writing habits, subject or skills. Or songwriting and reaching out to those in your city and circle of influence who can help you shape your craft as you craft it daily. Or parenting and leaning into parents further along the journey who you trust and trust the fruit of. Do you understand your craft, your values and your mission?


And are you living out the mission toward your goal on a daily basis? Are you living the life of a more engaged mom or dad? Are you making the hard decisions to say NO to the many in order to say YES to the few under your roof? Are you doing the same with writing books, songs, screenplays, business plans, church plants etc?


Are you first doing it and doing it healthy, well, faithfully and with joy?



  • R. J Dyson / Life Coach

Our values (core belief that guide our live & pursuits) are the stepping stones that support us on our mission. Our mission, built on our values, is the specific adventure we embark on as we fulfill our vision.


Vision with strategic mission stands firm on values against doubt, mobs and the many competing ideas about who you are and your larger purpose.


Mission freely built on healthy, ethical, mindful, honorable, true, faith-filled values is a wrecking ball to obstacles and lies. My mission - built on a handful of values shaped by my Christian faith, character beliefs, resource usage and family rhythm - helps allows me to focus us on my coaching goals and navigate my life, faith and creative pursuits with clarity. I'm convinced it will do the same for you.


An extreme, but all too real, example: Recently the banjo player for Mumford and Sons shared a positive note about a book he had read by photo journalist Andy Ngo revealing a violent fascistic movement here in the States (note: fascism is cancer to healthy creativity). After the mob-like outcry from fellow artists, antifa, 'fans', and fellow band members - he caved. He apologized for reading the book in the first place and then again for offending the mob. Then he exited the band he'd helped form.


My point?


Values help us weather personal, vocational, social (even fascistic) and spiritual storms. Both alone, and together with those running the race with us.


Mission, personal mission rooted in grace and truth, helps us navigate alternate opinions, ignorance and both real & fabricated outrage toward our values and beliefs. Mission, like-minded mission within our team / band, helps us stand strong together as we move forward in the same direction.


Vision keeps our eyes focused ahead.


You are responsible for your responses to adversity. Be clear. Be honest. Stand on, in and for truth in your creative pursuits. Don't give in to the mob and don't become the mob. After all, they're never satisfied and rarely right.


Play on.

Check out a snapshot of discovering and defining your Values, Mission and Vision.


Looking for a partner to run the race with for a season in order to gain clarity on your values, mission and vision in a season full of obstacles? Let's talk.

Journey With R.J

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