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Jeff Finley

Personal Growth for Creators

I'm an artist, designer, music producer, author, and mystic with a passion for truth and personal growth. I like to share what I'm working on and working through each week, highlighting my creative pursuits and providing tips, tools, and resources for fellow creators.

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Anger and Resentment - A Wake Up Call - Finley Fridays #26

Hey Reader, Jeff here with the 26th edition of Finley Fridays. That makes half a year's worth of weekly newsletters, wow. Time flies. Feel free to reply and let me know how I'm doing and if you want me to talk about something specific. This week I'm going back to the format of what I'm working ON and what I'm working THROUGH. While I've been eagerly pursuing learning new skills in web design, I have also been leveling up my emotional skills. Cara and I had another fight that was like a wake...

6 days ago • 7 min read

Hey Reader, It's Jeff here with the 25th edition of the Finley Fridays Newsletter. Today I’m going to give you a rundown of what I've been up to this week and share a bunch of cool resources that inspired me. First, what I’m working on: Web Design (Again) There seems to be a trend here. I’m getting deeper into web design as I brush up my skills in pursuit of a refresh of my site and the ability to offer my services to clients. I'm having a lot of fun learning and trying things out. Since I’m...

13 days ago • 6 min read

Hey Reader, Hey friends, Jeff here. Earlier this week I posted the 10th episode of the We Should Be Working podcast. I never thought I’d speak of the days where I aspired to be a professional cuddler, but here we are. You can thank Zach’s genuine curiosity for that one. We also talked about astral projection and my first ever out of body experience (OBE). Click here to listen to the episode We recorded our season finale of We Should Be Working this week (episode 12) which will come out May...

20 days ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, It's Jeff Finley here. It's been another productive week. Recorded and posted another podcast episode (that makes 9 total) and spent a few solid days working through the Page Building 101 course as I brush up on my web design skills. It's honestly inspiring me to think I should start offering web design services to clients. If this interests you, hit me up and maybe we can do something at a reduced rate while I learn. Since the past two newsletters focused a lot on the techy side...

27 days ago • 6 min read

Hey Reader, Jeff here, I hope you've had a good week. I've been busy with web design stuff all week. In fact, I've been rather obsessed and haven't had time for much else (except releasing a new podcast episode). Although I tried taking a break on Thursday because my right shoulder was really hurting me and I took that as a sign I was overdoing it with left brain, screen-based, activity. I felt like I needed to step away... I took a CBD gummy (with a small amount of THC), and all that did was...

about 1 month ago • 5 min read

Hey Reader, Jeff here, time for a creative work update! I'm going to get more techy in this newsletter so if that's not your cup of tea, feel free to skip this one. I'll be sharing my thoughts on WordPress vs other web design tools and my experience redesigning my site so far. At the end of this post, I also share some recent films I've seen that I recommend. If you're into that, read on my friend! Last week I talked about the return of the personal website and how cool it is to see interest...

about 1 month ago • 6 min read

Hey Reader, I hope you had a good week. I want to thank those of you who replied to my last newsletter with some encouragement. Your feedback was really helpful in understanding how my writing is landing with you all. Today I want to share with you a bunch of inspiring posts and resources about what looks like an Internet Renaissance. But first, let me self promote a bit. All BOXOMYLK albums officially online! I finally published all 12 of my BOXOMYLK albums to my Bandcamp page. They're also...

about 2 months ago • 4 min read
Shouting into the Void

Hey Reader, It's Jeff Finley here. Today's Friday and it's my newsletter day, but to be honest I'm struggling to write today. I considered skipping it, but I feel like if I skip one day, I'll be ten times likelier to skip another, and another, until I stop posting altogether. Committing to this weekly newsletter is hard and I'm wondering if it's worth it. I'm checking in after 19 of these to see if you still think it's worth it.If you do, why? Do you have any feedback for me? Most of the time...

about 2 months ago • 8 min read

Hey Reader, Today I want to talk about perfectionism. As I write this, I'm already noticing it rear its ugly head as I delete and rewrite this intro. Let's just get into it. I had another productive week creatively. Meaning I got a lot done that I wanted to get done. Not that productivity is the goal, but I accomplished what I set out to do. That feels good. I added two more BOXOMYLK albums to my Bandcamp page. Bringing the total to nine full albums. This isn't new music, it's old stuff from...

2 months ago • 5 min read

Hey Reader, This week, I'm making progress on my creative goals, which I feel good about. Slow and steady. Taking steps in the direction of doing what I love and not what I should. But I still feel plagued by doubt and fear for which I did had a small breakthrough. More on that in a minute. But first, here's this week's creative update: Podcast Updates: Zach and I recorded our sixth episode of We Should Be Working. And we posted Episode 3 to the feeds this week. We talk about Zach's job hunt...

2 months ago • 6 min read
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