What is Musehacking?
Artists and other creatives, including creative entrepreneurs know of the Muses.
“In Greek mythology are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science, and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, song-lyrics, and myths that were related orally for centuries in these ancient cultures. They were later adopted by the Romans as a part of their pantheon.
In current English usage, “muse” can refer in general to a person who inspires an artist, writer, or musician.” [Source: Wikipedia]
Hacking in this case refers to shortcuts, skill, tips or methods that increase productivity, efficiency and enjoyment, and makes it (whatever you’re hacking) smoother and easier, along the same lines as the term “life hacking.”
Musehacking = tips, shortcuts, skills and methods for greater creativity and productivity in art, life and business.
Why hack the Muse?
Once upon a time, it was thought that the Muses were fickle. You had to wait for them to show up, mystically invoke them to try to get them to show up, and serve them to your utmost ability lest they leave you for another artist (creative, maker, entrepreneur, etc.).
While it is true that Muses must be served, fickle they are not.
Musehacking explores ways to have the Muse show up whenever you need her.
And that results in more creativity, more flow, more productivity, more focus, less fear, less doubt, better decision-making and less resistance.
If that’s not enough, the result of all that will be better work and greater success (including more money if that’s what you’re after).
Oh yeah, and no such thing as “artists’ block.”
Now don’t you think it’s worthwhile to learn to hack the muse?!
To your great success!