Today on the podcast, we have a question from a man named Chris who feels like he has all the passion and energy in the world, but doesn’t know how to harness it, or where to start.
If you’re not sure what you’re supposed to be doing, identify some things you like. What are you naturally curious about? What are some things that interest you? What excites you? It’s okay to throw things at a wall and see what sticks. You might pursue something that becomes a dead end, but the action of pursuit itself will bring you to new doors, new opportunities, new clarity about what you like and what you want to do. Let go of the feeling that everything you do has to be for a specific reason or purpose. Let yourself dabble, play, goof off, and learn.
The second question addressed in this episode comes from a photography brand owner named Marcus who is transitioning into a new phase of his professional creative journey; teaching and mentoring. With an obvious knack for his craft, Marcus has found success with his business while he’s behind the wheel. But teaching others to do the job requires a different set of skills. To learn those skills Marcus will have to just get started. Learn through action. Start small and find one person you can mentor or teach. Bring on an intern. Learn the skills required in a small way that can be replicated on a larger scale. The most important thing to remember through the process is to continue learning and working on your own craft. The best teachers are constantly learning.
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