When we think about cleaning out we usually think of physical things or digital files. We want to Kon Mari that sock drawer—keeping only the socks that spark joy, of course. Or delete the hundreds of photos we’ve taken that we’ll never use. Not only will we never use them, but we want to make sure nobody else ever lays eyes on them.
But there’s another kind of cleaning out that is even more important.
It’s the purging of commitments we made at a previous point in our lives. Maybe we really needed them at the time. Or perhaps we agreed to them out of fear. Whatever it was, we’ve been hanging on to them long past their expiration date.
In this episode of the Art Biz Podcast, I talk with Lea K. Tawd about the obligations she eliminated in 2020 that allowed her to dive deeper into her creativity and step into her business more fully.
We discuss the book she wrote, how she structures her days as a mom with a 6-year-old who has to show up for the virtual classroom, and how she quickly replaced the income from an outside source she had been holding on to out of fear.