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Why it's important not to make your art for algoriths, not to put your growth on social media as your priority, realising that most of your followers are people who won't buy your art, and how to think about what you put out into the world - "is it interesting, or is it interesting to me?".
Do it for the love of it and you won't work a day in your life. Apart from when it feels like you're working. A story about an epiphany I had about doing it for the love and how I apply it to my own creative life.
Stubbornness can be such a powerful tool in learning to trust your gut and find your own voice as a creative artist. I'll talk about how to train your listen-filter and the power of sticking stubbornly to your own path.
Are you a pivoter, an opportunistic optimist or a hero? This episode is for anyone who thinks people should've done the pandemic pivot, anyone who feels like they should've pivoted but didn't, and anyone who just plain couldn't do anything else but get through the long pandemic days.
Productivity and the Motivation Wall! I'm talking in this episode about how I think managing your momentum is key to ongoing motivation that leads to productivity, including some of the things I'm doing to really prioritise that momentum and make sure you don't hit the metaphorical wall that brings productivity in creativity to a halt!
Free yourself from the prison of creative perfectionism! Being a perfectionist was once seen as a good thing but over the years research and experience has shown it to be quite the opposite and can hold you back from progressing with your work...
It's the new year, so that means new year new you, right?! Wrong! Let's talk about setting goals - if you want to, if you don't want to, and how to keep yourself accountable if you do! Setting goals can be useful, but it's not vital from a creativity perspective. In this episode I'll tell you how I work with my own goals and how I think you can set your own and stick to them.
The Dunning-Kruger effect in creativity explains a lot about why we struggle to get started with learning new creative skills, big or small. Have you ever expected to be great at something before quickly realising you're terrible at it? The Dunning-Kruger effect at work! I'll tell you how to push through it and actually see it as a positive of being tricked into starting new things that you could be great at...
Introducing The Positive Creatives! Being a creative is more than just a job or a career, it's a passion - a calling - just something we have to do! Through The Positive Creatives I want to help you (and me) work through the creative process and all its quirks to live the most fulfilling creative life, and keep making whatever it is you make! New episodes every Monday morning.