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  • Keywords
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    • positive mindset,
    • lie-based thinking,
    • mental health in the arts,
    • creative mindset,
    • overcoming creative blocks,
    • Heidi Korte Music Studio

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On the Edge of Greatness
Removing Mental Blocks that Kill Creativity
by Heidi Korte

I want to give away to you in this book . . . the ability to see and recognize every obstacle in front of your artistic path as something that can be knocked down and moved aside. If you are willing to put effort in, you can win. If you don’t quit, you win. Heidi Korte spent years holding back as a singer because of toxic mindsets. Her self-esteem was rooted in having perfect performances and receiving top marks in singing competitions. Seeing the same mental obstacles blocking the artistic journeys of an overwhelming number of her students, she began working with them, helping them avoid the common pitfalls that most young creatives experience but so few talk about. In On the Edge of Greatness, Heidi shares the secrets to becoming an authentic creator, along with wisdom and real-life stories from her students and professional creatives, to help identify lie-based thinking and change false belief systems so the reader can learn to move past negativity and be free to create with ease and joy. Each chapter delves into a mental obstacle that hinders young creatives, including: • fear • comparison • rejection • perfectionism • time management • avoidance • negative feedback • embarrassment • anxiety • arrogance and self-sufficiency • creative blocks • failure • motivation • self-doubt • schedule overload • self-discipline • social media and steps to practically overcome them. Also included are actions to take, meditations, questions to work through, and space for personal reflection and note-taking. On the Edge of Greatness is designed to inspire young creatives to move beyond their self-imposed limitations and turn creative dreams into realities.

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For as long as she can remember, music has been Heidi Korte’s primary passion. A multi-faceted musician, she is a singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, and producer. Heidi has a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Manitoba. She has been teaching music to teenagers and young adults at her studio in Winnipeg for over ten years, where she also coaches her students on the importance of a positive mindset, helping them overcome negativity and fear so that they can thrive as artists. Born and raised in a small community in northern Ontario before moving to Manitoba, Heidi considers herself ‘Canadian through and through,’ and when she isn’t spending her time doing something musical, she enjoys hiking, skating, biking, and swimming lakes in the summers.


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