Creatives: control what you can and can what you can’t

Identify those things that are within your control and those that are not.
Letting go can help with hanging on. Image: Shutterstock.

One of the easiest ways to move from overwhelm to action is to learn the art of ‘controlling the controllables’. Emmy and AACTA Award-winning producer turned creative sector coach Ellenor Cox explains how this philosophy works and some easy steps to apply instantly.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or that life seems to be spinning out of control, applying the following philosophy can very quickly bring about a sense of calm and clarity.

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Ellenor Cox is a veteran Emmy and AACTA award winning producer now providing the industry with coaching and mentoring services. More information and extensive free resources available at