The Gusto Factor: What does it mean for your creative goals (& happiness)?

by | May 17, 2023 | Creativity Newsletter

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{NOTE: This is an archived version of my Creativity Newsletter from 12.5.23.

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What does gusto mean for your creativity? 

Today I had planned to be sharing some exciting news about my new branching-out adventures. 

However, they’re currently experiencing a slight technical hitch. 

(Which is ironic, as the first topic was about playing nicely with modern tech! 🙈) 

Hopefully I’ll be able to share more with you soon. 

In the meantime, I wanted to help you tap into the magic of a certain word that can work seeming miracles in our creative lives:


The idea behind this word illustrates a profound wisdom that has been gradually dawning in my studies over the last few years. 

It’s an idea that can explain the seemingly inexplicable and help you fast-track your success. 💫

So, if more peace of mind and inspiring results would be a welcome addition to your world, I reveal more about this unusual word (and its subtle-yet-potent magic) over on the blog: 

I hope it gets you thinking about where this powerful G Factor is playing out in your life.

Or if you find that it’s missing, fear not – I have a very special remedy to help with that. 🌬

All is revealed over on the blog.

And I’d LOVE to hear your take on this intriguing phenomenon!

Wishing you a healthy, happy and creative weekend,


PS If you’d like to dive deeper into the role of this quiet power in your life, I wrote a fun Dickens-style story series about my discoveries. 

In the story, I share a pivotal moment that set me on a quest to discover what stops us from going for our creative dreams, along with The Three Essential Ingredients for going for your dreams with that all-important gusto. 💫 

You can help yourself to the free series here: 

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“There is a power and magic behind this rare gusto energy.

When we learn to access and harness it, it can become a potent creative fuel.”


Are you going for your creative dream with gusto…?

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Hi! I’m Danielle and I’m the founder of the A Life More Creative blog.

This new project is an evolution of the work I've been doing for the last decade on my Creativity Blog over on

I hope this collection of stories from the bumpy creative path inspires your own creative adventures.

And if you'd like to enjoy even more support for your visions, goals and dreams, you can find wealth of resources over on Creative Well, the online home for all my self-study programmes, email series and online creativity courses.

I’d love to help you bring your creative dreams and goals to life – and enjoy the journey.

Because happy creatives are good for the planet. 🌏

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