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What If Rejection is a Good Thing?

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Several years ago I made a commitment to myself. I decided that no matter what, I would always expect, and look for, the silver lining of any event that had the potential to present itself as a problem.

And here I have to make a distinction between a silver lining (or, as Maya Angelo sings it: the rainbow behind every cloud) and the rose-colored glasses that my Pollyanna, painter mother wore with a flair.

Rose-colored glasses treat all events alike and blur the boundaries of contrast and challenge.

A silver lining, on the other hand, is the event inside an event that just happened, often not showing its sparkling face until the first event is over.

Here’s an example from yesterday, an ordinary day spent doing ordinary things, like unloading dishes.

I was pulling a small glass vase out of the dishwasher when it

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Change she Is a comin’ ‘round the Mountain

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Months and months ago (I refuse to get nailed down here because I’m hiding out from how long it’s really been!), I hinted that things were changing over here at smARTist.

I hinted because, honestly, I didn’t know what else to do at the time.

Things were changing – I was changing – but those changes were in a state of fluid transition and so elusive I didn’t know how to articulate what was happening.

And for those of you who have been following me for years now, you

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Free Coaching Call With Ariane

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Come to a 90-min, free “The Artist Life” coaching call with me.

When:
Thursday, February 12

Time:
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Weekly smARTips: Your Originals Carry One Heavy Load

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This week’s smARTip:
Your Originals Carry One Heavy Load
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I don’t know if you’ve ever performed on stage, in a play, a leading role where you were in every scene and interacted with almost every player.

If you’ve never been there, done that, it might seem romantic or thrilling – all that attention focused on you.

That was never the case for me, even though I loved the entire process of acting in a theater. I loved finding a voice, character, body language that wasn’t “me.” It was a toot!

If only I didn’t have to do it center stage, it would have been perfect.

The load of all that

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