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20 Questions Interview
with Jill Allison Bryan

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10. Where has your journey taken you?

As I mentioned above, I've enjoyed major accomplishments such as recording my solo CD and creating a huge fundraising event and starting my own business that would never have seemed possible before I began my KMCC journey.

11. What challenges have you faced?

Like so many creative types, I still sometimes deal with procrastination, feeling overwhelmed or worrying about not being good enough. The difference is now I have a treasure chest of tools and techniques that help me move past all of those blocks quickly and get back to the joy of creativity!

12. What worked for you?

Pretty much all aspects of KMCC, but some favorites include small steps (Kaizen is a Japanese term that means 'small steps to continuous improvement'), starting with just two minutes at time and the gentle accountability of working with a creativity coach one-on-one.

13. What didn't work for you?

Trying to do it all by myself. I've learned to get help when I need help. Whether that be hiring someone to create my website rather than trying to add that to my plate or work with a coach or personal trainer, I'm a thousand times more productive and happy when I admit that I need help and find it!

14. What three tips can you share with those starting on a similar path?

  1. Be open to the non-linear nature of the creative process.
  2. Embrace imperfection! It lowers the pressure and helps you move forward.
  3. Take a class that interests you — you never know where it might lead. (I'll admit, I'm a self-proclaimed life-long learner — so this is something I passionate about.)

15. What are you working on now?

I try to perform at least once or twice a month. I'm teaching a fun group class series in Dallas called "Living the Creative Life," I have a full schedule of wonderful one-on-one coaching clients and I'm in the beginning stages of writing a book.

16. What's coming up for you in the next year?

A trip to Bhutan!

17. What else do you desire/dream to do?

Somewhere in the back of my mind I'm flirting with the idea of writing a musical and I'd like to do more acting again at some point. I plan to travel the globe spreading the good news about KMCC!

18. How will you make that happen?

Small steps, a sense of humor and knowing when to seek assistance.

19. What question do you want to answer that's not on this list?

What's the best part about being a creativity coach?

Helping people discover they really can enjoy creatively fulfilling lives — no matter how busy they may be. Watching my clients' lives transform in amazing ways — usually in all aspects of their lives — not just creatively. I am grateful for the opportunity to do what I do every day!

20. What's your Web site address?

Jill Allison Bryan is also an inspiring Creativity Portal contributor. Enjoy her creativity articles here.

10/3/11