5 ways to boost your Creativity and Courage

5 ways to boost your Creativity and Courage

Last month I was invited along to Melbourne Town Hall, to join girl bosses Jamila Rizvi and Clare Bowditch for an awesome evening, celebrating the themes of creativity and courage, at their inaugural Tea with Jam and Clare event.

As soon as this invite came through, I knew I had to be there. I crave learning about how to be more creative and constantly find myself questioning many aspects of my life. How do I have courage to stop feeling guilty about wanting it all? To be a great mum to my two kids. To be driven as a successful business woman. To love life. To be happy.

So I took along my notepad, and despite the night being quite different to what I originally thought it would be, I wrote down anything which really resonated with me. I drew on the words of Clare, Jam and special guest Zoë Foster Blake, and stepped out with a LOT to think about.

 

Creativity and Courage

 

Picture this… Over 1,700 Melbournians sitting in Town Hall, all singing Katy Perry’s Roar at the top of their lungs… All because Clare Bowditch told us that if we had a voice, then we could sing!

Jam, Clare and Zoë had promised to bring the best of themselves for this extravaganza, and they didn’t disappoint (well ok, due to last minute OH&S concerns, they weren’t actually allowed to serve us tea, which was kinda disappointing), but their insightful and highly entertaining conversation more than made up for it. They brought to the stage fierce honesty, speaking about their own courageous personal challenges and even took a few questions from the audience.

Why creativity and courage? Because it takes guts to live your truth in the world, and conversations like these help us feel braver.

 

5 ways to boost your Creativity and Courage

 

5 ways to boost your Creativity and Courage

 

The five most significant tips I walked away with from the evening…

 

Have a voice.

If you can talk, then you can sing.

 

Be brave. Be Yourself.

What if the judgement of others was no longer a factor?

 

Push through bored to brilliance.

Great words from Jam. Push through the mundane things and great things will shine through.

 

Is the juice worth the squeeze?

If you are going to pour you heart and energy into something, ask yourself what you will get out of it?

 

Power posing. Build Confidence.

If you haven’t already tried power posing, make like wonder woman and start now.

 

 

Is the juice worth the squeeze?

 

 

 

 

 

Tea with Jam and Clare have confirmed that their next special guest will be comedian and best-selling author, Rosie Waterland.

This is going to be a very special afternoon of honest conversation and uplifting song – exploring themes of mental health, self-care and finding light in the dark.

Date: Sunday 27th May
Where: The Thornbury Theatre
Address: 859 High Street, Thornbury
Time: Doors at 2pm, Event begins at 3pm

Tickets are available now right HERE.

 

 

 

 

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Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel guide and blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and Racing.com, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day (2013).

2 Comments

  • April 10, 2018

    Clare Bowditch

    Thank you so much for coming Em! It was a pleasure to sing with you! You sounded gooooooood! CB X

  • April 10, 2018

    Emily Collie

    LOL. I’m am thankful you couldn’t actually hear me! But as a group, we totally rocked it!

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