Muse Building

September 27, 2011

Photo by Lynn (Gracie’s mom)

The term muse building is one I learned from Tim Ferris in The 4-Hour Work Week. I would recommend everyone read that book – no matter what you do for a living.

Basically a muse is a project/business you start that will run with minimal effort and create enough income for you so that you can do what you really want to in life (travel, work out, learn new languages, retire, whatever else).

I’m still in search of my muse. I haven’t found it yet. It’s not that I don’t have ideas (I have dozens and dozens of ideas written down in my notepad) – but for one reason or another, it ends up not working or I don’t have the guts to fully commit to it.

Steps to find your muse:

1. Read 4-Hour Work Week.

2. Check out other people’s muse case studies to get ideas.

3. Read how to create a million dollar business this weekend.

4. Read what the muse wants from you to help you become inspired.

5. Read books by Steven Pressfield – mainly The War of Art and Do The Work.

6. Just do it! (PS: I have yet to but I assume you have to just do it rather than talk about it – like I have been!)

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After I looked into who the muses were, I started invoking on them to help inspire me – especially during my sleep. Something that I was inspired to do after reading Steven Pressfield’s books and blog posts.

Then I realized a lot of our words contain the word muse in it – kinda weird and trippy.

This is my list so far: