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Episode 2824th August 2021 • The Unlikely Artist • Graced Canvas
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This episode is for you if you associate “difficult” with “valuable” and “easy” with “not valuable”.

We're living in a society that prizes effort, diligence, stamina, dedication, commitment and working hard. These things are necessary sometimes. Valuable sometimes. But a lot of times we prize these qualities so much we create a desperate dedication to effort that’s completely unnecessary.

Listen to this episode to find out why easy can be better. Learn how to effort less and enjoy life more.

Ready for some fun? In the last episode I mention that it might be fun to record a podcast episode where I coach someone over Zoom through a dream analysis. The purpose would be to teach podcast listeners how to do this for themselves. Dream analysis is a useful and easy way to access important inner wisdom about your decisions. If you’d be interested in volunteering to have your dream analyzed in a podcast episode, you can reach me at


If this podcast is whetting your appetite to start moving your life in a new direction and you’d like some help getting there, there are two ways I’ve created to help you:

When you coach with me, we’ll help you create the career and life you’ve been yearning to lead. My coaching is all about honouring you in your uniqueness and helping you expand your sense of what’s possible for you. I’ll show you how to think more expansively and creatively about your options, learn how to trust your intuition and inner wisdom, overcome your doubts and fears, and start creating the life you want. You can schedule your free, no obligation coaching consultation call with me by clicking on this link:

If you like the idea of joining a diverse, welcoming community where we’re focused on expansive, out-of-the-box thinking about our careers, you’ll want to join my brand new, private, free Creatively Expansive Careers Facebook group, starting very soon. If you’d like more details or you’d like to apply to join, send me a note to

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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner with Ernst & Young. I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint. After a couple years painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who feel stuck in their careers and lives and want to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected. I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at the George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.




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