About Cecilia

I am a Life & Clutter Coach and IST Practitioner. I LOVE helping writers, creatives and entrepreneurs just like YOU, make their homes and lives into supportive containers for their creative AND personal lives.  

Cecilia's sharp, crystalline insight has kept me on track in my creative life, my business life, and my emotional life for the past six years: she's a triple threat!

 - Sarah Selecky, author of Giller Prize nominated This Cake is for the Party

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I was working with a client awhile back and she did a great job clearing her desk.  When I asked her to step back and admire her work, instead of looking at her shiny desk, she looked around at all the areas that she hadn't worked on and said "What's wrong with me?". 

This is so often our instinct when we get a little taste of what we want.  We step back and say, "What's wrong with me, why can't I have it?"  It doesn't matter that we're in that very moment experiencing what we want, inside a voice is saying "I can't have that."

You work with a great client and say "I don't know how I'll find more like that one?".  You meet an interesting engaging person and before the first date you come up with "very" good reasons it won't work (I'm too big, small, hairy, unusual, complicated.  They're too old, young, hairy etc...).

From now on, when you get a taste of what you want, step back and say...

"YES!  I want MORE of THAT!"

When you meet a cool person.  "Yes!  I want more of that!" 

When you try on a pair of fabulous boots.  "Yes!  I want more of that!"

When you have a great day at work.  "Yes!  I want more of that!"

When you clear a little clutter.  "Yes!  I want more of that!"

When you visit an amazing home.  "Yes!  I want more of that!"

When you read, watch, listen, experience an artist you admire.  "Yes!  I want more of that!"

When you have a great talk with a friend.  "Yes!  I want more of that!"

Try it on and see how it feels.  It may feel a little like wearing somebody else's shoes at first, but keep at it.  The part of you that says "I can't have it" or "I can't figure out how to get it" is right, it can't. 

BUT, the part of you that can say "Yes!  I want more of that!" is infinitely more creative.  I promise...

Comment and tell me what you want more of! 

You know what I would like more of?  I would love to have more fabulous folks such as yourself reading my newsletter.  So, if you have any friends or family you think might be interested please pass this along, or "like" it below.

YES!  I want MORE of THAT!  :)

Take care,
Cecilia Moorcroft

p.s. Hey Toronto!  You know how I'm always going on about meditation and how much I love/hate/love it?  I'm excited to share that my friend Samantha Keen will be in town offering an introductory weekend workshop June 23-24.  You can read more about it here.

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Reader Comments (2)

This is such an interesting post for me. Last week I realized that at the end of the day when my husband or a friend asks me how my day was, my answer is almost always "it's okay, but I didn't get enough done." Even when I get a ton of things done, I always feel like it's not enough, or my focus was off and I did the wrong things, or I'm letting someone down.

I think if I focus on the things I did get done (especially at the end of the day when there's nothing I can do about it anyway!) I'll be happier and more energized about having "MORE of THAT" the next day.

(P.S. I'm a fellow B-Schooler!)

May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Hey Amy! Thanks for coming over to check out my blog. :) Yes! If you focus on what you did do not only will it shift the way you feel, but when you're feeling more positive about what you've accomplished you can get so much more done. When the perfectionist monster is always saying it's not good enough, it's not very motivating. Yes! I want more of that! ;)

p.s. I'll look for you over at bschool

May 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterCecilia Moorcroft

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