My Creative Life
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My Creative Life

Get Into Your Mess

Cleaning Can Be a Distraction

In my life and my art, some of my best moments are very messy. If I stopped after every session to clean it all back up, well, I’d be spending a lot of time cleaning. Yes, occasionally my studio or office gets a little chaotic for my tastes. When my productivity gets slowed down by piles of ideas, or clothes on top of my recording equipment (not for sound dampening) then I know…




We are all creative. Some of us listen harder and closer to the details of our lives because we are hoping to use our experience as input for our creative life. Artists, musicians, poets, writers, we are all paying close attention to detail. How can you grow your creative life?

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John McElhenney

John McElhenney

John McElhenney is an author, life coach, and musician who lives in Austin, Texas. He’s best known for his single dad blog, The Whole Parent. (

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