What does Self-Mastery mean? I occasionally read posts about this topic offering methods that promise to change beliefs or get rid of certain habits. But is it true? Do these methods actually work?


What if I suffer from anxiety?

What if I procrastinate?

What if I lack confidence?

What if I have a noisy Inner Critic?

What if I’m shy?

What if …?


I can’t speak for what others offer or the methods they use, but I can testify that Self-mastery is a lifelong process worth the effort. It is a conscious way of being in the world that enables a person to stay steady in the face of life’s challenges and the ability to be flexible. People who are developing Self-mastery are awake and committed to doing the personal work that rewires the brain, softens the heart and unleashes the creative spirit.


If there are underlying beliefs and mental structures that are holding you in a stuck position, ‘doing more’ can actually backfire. 


A person who can exercise Self-mastery over their thoughts and emotions can:


  • prioritise their creative work

  • exercise self-leadership

  • graciously accept compliments

  • confidently stretch themselves creatively without the fear of failure

  • elegantly manage rejection

  • dismiss negative judgement

  • devise spirited goals

  • stay motivated

  • build support networks and creative collaborations

  • display positivity and enthusiasm for their creative journey

  • stay committed to reaching their dreams


Coaching is available for anyone who wants happiness, success and fulfillment. It simply takes a decision to say ‘yes’.



Monica O’Brien is a professionally trained and accredited Coach and founder of Creative Edge Coaching www.creativeedgecoaching.com.au. She blogs on issues about creativity and small business development for conscious artists and business entrepreneurs. 

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