In honor of the fourth of July, I suggest you make your own declaration of independence from anything that is getting in the way of your creative prosperity.
Yes, I want you to actually write it down. Here are the (slightly modified) immortal words of the founding fathers to help get this party started.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one person to dissolve the bands which have connected him/her with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
I hold these truths to be self-evident: fill in the blanks – what truths are self-evident to you? What people, places, things, habits, attitudes, projects and/or ideas are taxing you without representation and raining on your bliss parade? What are the flies floating in your creative soup? List them all and declare that in the coming year you will break these ties and be free.
Happy Independence Day. May the Elephants of Creative Liberty Bless You!