It seems so simple, but one of the biggest things I got out of this was work to publish. I cannot wait for that video bit to come out because I can’t tell you how many times since the workshop ended I’ve gone back to my team at A Stage Reborn and the reassurance that provides saying hey, we’re all perfectionists because we’re madly in love with our creativity and we all want to be perfect… but if we work to publish, we can get more out there and if we don’t like the quality we just try harder next time!
I think that mindset is going to be a central turnaround for our team members that get hung up over delays on deadlines because they just want things to be absolutely perfect and spend too much time on the details only they see, versus just getting content out there.
On a personal level, I’ve taken to just reminding myself that simple concept every day. “Hey Steve, what are you doing? Work to publish – don’t nit pick, just do it.” It’s such a hard habit to form but monumentally has changed my perceived workload.
Creators know this sort of thing is important – just getting their work out there – but it’s great hearing it from someone who’s got the results to tell you that mindset is not crazy.
Jack had so much to say trying to run on a timer, I wish there was more scheduled time so I could have gotten my questions in but it was very much worth being in. Maybe the next one! As both the executive director of an arts charity and a self-starting creative for my own works, these kind of talks are invaluable to be a part of. Thank you, Patreon!