Online Workshops:  A Deeper Dive

Sara Saltee online workshops are interactive, real-time, seminar-style workshops with super-small class sizes (5-7 people unless otherwise stated.)  These classes offer an opportunity for deep engagement with a topic and with a small group of peers.

These courses are not for people who want to lurk around silently in some kind of virtual back row - they are highly interactive experiences for people ready to dig in, share freely, and laugh together.  You will exchange stories, questions and insights with smart, interesting people who are a lot like you - yet fascinatingly different.  

How do online workshops work - technically speaking?  Click here to find out!

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The Imperfection Option:

Breaking from the tyrrany of perfectionist habits

Nothing kills joyful and effective creating faster than perfectionism.  Yet striving for a vision of excellence and glorious possibility is what creators do.  How to step of the cold and lonely see saw of perfectionism and tune into three other habits of mind that can keep you sane and get you unstuck.

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Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life
— Anne Lamott

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The Four Crises of Creating:

How to preventing unavoidable crisis points from becoming painful stuck points

No it's not just you.  The cycle of the creating process contains four, built-in crisis points that all effective creators must learn to work with and move through.  more...

 
Unused creativity is not benign. It metasticizes. It turns into grief, rage, judgement, sorrow, and shame.
— Brene Brown

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Creative Life-Forming:

Designing a sustainable life that supports your creative callings

Is it time to quit your day job?  Maybe, but first, let's explore a bunch of different life-designs that can support your needs for sustained creative productivity, work with your creating style, and meet your financial needs.

 
What we can be, we must be.
— Abraham Maslow

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Lose Your Inner Puritan:

Swap your tired old productivity ethic for a sparkly new creativity ethic and set yourself free

If your beliefs about what it means to be a good, worthy, or moral person are at odds with the mindsets and practices that you need to joyfully and effectively create, it's time to fire your inner Puritan and adopt a new ethic.   

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You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles
through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
— Mary Oliver

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Turning Towards Your Fear:

7 life-changing strategies for facing fear and moving boldly forward

The bad news is that fear is here to stay and everyone's got it.  You are afraid, I am afraid, every creator you love and admire is afraid.  Fear is an organic and unavoidable force in the creating process and it isn't going away.  Ever.  The good news is that fear absolutely doesn't have to stop you from taking the steps you long to take toward your creative dreams.  You can go forward anyway, and you'll get there a lot faster with a pocket full of ways to wrangle, shrink, and outsmart your fears.

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When you turn towards your fear,
you feel the breath of life blowing straight at you, and it’s very refreshing.
— Steve Pavlina

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How to Break Up with Your Day Job...Without Breaking Your Life

Transition planning for a graceful launch of your brilliant creative career

Let’s face it, when your creative dreams come calling, it is hard not to fantasize about the day when you will once-and-for-all waltz out the door of your too-small and too-boring job (perhaps humming a few bars of “take this job and shove it…”).  But, in reality, this impulsive approach to leaping into your creative life holds serious risks, not only for your financial life, but for your well-being as a creative person.   more...

 
Under the pavement, the dirt is dreaming of grass.
— Wendell Berry