Uncreated works of personal expression are at the top of everybody’s bucket list. The thing, the business, the book, the project… how is it that the most important goals we have are commonly left unchecked when we kick the bucket?
The time for excuses is up, and I believe that the ability to be self-directed and motivated is critical to a fulfilling creative career. Waiting for inspiration isn’t a reliable way to create.
Today I share four perspectives from past Chase Jarvis LIVE guests that you can apply to your own creative hurdles. Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all formula. Trial and error are expected.
- Ryan Holiday: Establishing a practice, finding Stillness in a chaotic world
- Jericho Brown: What can you do today to start creating the life you want to live? If you’re writing for 30 minutes a day, you’re on your way.
- Marie Forleo: Why you should create before you consume.
- Jon Acuff: Idea bankruptcy > writer’s block
Each of these creators offer a different take on finding inspiration, but thing is certain: if you care about the goal or the outcome enough, you will put in the work. Kick the can down the road and you’ll create prime circumstances for regret.
Also in this episode:
- Meditation is beneficial but not required
- The art of saying no; how to add discipline to your day.
- The stories that prevent us from getting started
- Advice for different stages of the game
Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just get to work.
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