The Story Power
When creativity comes from a desire to be of service the storytelling becomes more powerful. In the realm of transformational storytelling we know that as a human family we are what we believe, but what we believe can change.
What obstacles have you unconsciously built with fearful imagination that stand in opposition to getting your best work accomplished? What creative ease can arise in harnessing your positive imagination? Lydia guides a process for getting creativity on track, no matter where you are in the process.
A great idea comes in a flash. That vision can be translated into action quickly too. A well-known Australian actress asked for support to develop a concept for a feature film based on true events in the spirit of the beloved film, Rabbit Proof Fence.
She wanted to present it to an A-list colleague who could be her co-star. She planned to met with him in just a few weeks. With support from an influential star a project can fly, so we created a team and got it done.
It wasn’t just developing the concept and getting a first project deck together, it was setting the tone for collaboration with the kind of love and connection that would be present in everything that followed.
The DNA of a project reveals itself early. Being with people you love having as much fun as you did playing in a sandbox as kids is a fantastic way to create momentum. Wonderful movies can be made from that kind of magic.
It would be nice to believe that when we take the leap of faith to create a project, the way to make it will appear seamlessly and easily, but often what’s needed is surrendering to not knowing and receiving solid support. Stepping into the void while someone has our back can create the most mystical and unprecedented results.
A talented writer had to generate a book proposal for a powerful agent on a very tight deadline and wasn’t clear what form the book should take.
Lydia was called in to consult for a day and so arrived with only an overnight bag, but she ended up staying for nine days and nights. Together, they worked around the clock, having meals brought in and taking short naps in shifts. Lydia supported her in finding the book concept among at least two thousand raw pages of notes and writings.
This rather extreme creative journey generated tremendous inspiration, and the clear vision for not just one, but several books. The agent said the book proposal was the best he’d seen in thirty years.
With Lydia’s help the author now knows what she’s capable of and how to generate the results she wants in the future. Creative teamwork has many manifestations. It’s good to know how deep we can go under pressure so we’re ready when the next opportunity shows itself.