First of all, thank you so much for coaching me so well over the past months — I found the sessions extremely intimate and personal, as well as general and practical! It was very liberating to be able to discuss concepts as abstract and concrete as they sometimes were in good and thoughtful company. Your insights were always very helpful — I appreciated how you could transition and change the hats you wore based on what the sessions required… Did I need a friend? A kick up the butt? A mentor? A role model? It was great, really really great.
Thanks to you, I got started on a huuuuge project I had been putting off; my book. Thanks to you, you helped me restart and put into perspective this project along the way when I got knocked off track. Although I am not finished yet, I have a degree of confidence and self-assurance that it can actually be done. If before I wondered whether I would ever see it through, I now know for certain that it will grow and complete itself organically with time. Maybe I’ll struggle a bit more, go through some downs, but I have no doubt that it will see the light of day and be the crowning glory of my life! Thank you Darius.
Arabella Smirnova-Beroskin, Writer, UK
At 23, I decided to take charge of my creative life. I found Let’s Sandbox through Twitter and connected with Darius. It was his expert yet friendly approach that drew me in. He soon became my creative coach, and when I realized that I was in my own way, Darius supplied me with a”creative toolbox.” Armed with this, I have faced fears, conquered creative goals and advanced my craft. I appreciate so much all that I have learned from Darius’ coaching. It’s easy to speak highly of someone when it’s merited and Darius has been nothing short of fantastic during our sessions.
Randya Allen, Writer, US
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Darius. Thank you for not only inspiring me, but helping me to believe in myself and figure out how to make my dreams a reality. I’m truly grateful.
Clare Hudson, Blogger, UK
Albena Puneva, Bulgaria
…As I said your quotations, your work, your ideas are really inspiring and reminds me of the things I really want to be doing – so thank YOU!
Angie Haddad, Jordan/Palestine
…Sincerely, your blog and notably your creative manifesto is mind-expanding, thought-provoking, engaging, exciting… my drive and ambition as an aspiring script writer often encumbers my ability to play both creatively and socially yet after reading your sagacious and inspiring musings, I hope that my attitudes towards work and play change!
What you’re doing with your creativity, your time, your life is exceptional and admirable.
Wishing you luck and happiness in all your future ventures,
James McDermott, UK
…I visited your blog, Let’s Sandbox and I LOVE IT ! Your thoughts and wisdom absolutely resonate with me.
Ruta Sepetys, the author of Between Shades of Gray, US
The first one that came in my mind was the Let’s Sandbox.com created by Darius Lukas, giving life advice on how to silence your inner critic, play and enjoy life! Go read it, it totally worth it!
A Twitter follower on the Creative Life Manifesto:
A Twitter follower shares how Let’s Sandbox helped her:
My first and most influential creativity teacher has sent me this email:
I love dipping in to your sandbox world and getting a sense of you and what you’re up to.
Sometimes when I tell students to follow their nose, that their external journey is so deeply connected to their internal one, I get a bit worried that I’m not being realistic, that I am not being honest about the lack of opportunities etc. to be authentic in the world, the hard realities of making a living and having a creative life…
But there are a few ex students that demonstrate for me the extraordinary nature of creating a life from our internal compass, however challenging this can be…
You are obviously one of these.
Sophie Vaughan, UK
A Twitter follower pinned a Let’s Sandbox post on her wall:
Happy New Year!
Just wanted to let you know that all your hard work is being used by someone – the 2014 planner is exactly what I needed. Thanks!
I’m going to keep an eye out, as I’d love to get involved with Let’s Sandbox!
Keep being creative. Keep changing lives.