Ideas to double your creative output
It all starts with an idea. But our mind goes blank, we lack imagination, so we wait for inspiration to strike. We shouldn't wait, creativity can be orchestrated. By noticing, capturing and remixing ideas systematically, we can generate new ideas infinitely.
We're lazy, we don't have time, we lose interest. We never finish anything. But we can create consistently when we have an objective, accountability and deadlines. No, your next creation will not be a hit, so just focus on quantity. And slowly, creating will become a habit.
When we're brave enough to finally share our work, we feel judged, out of place, an annoyance. This vulnerability keeps us from posting anything. But we have to overcome this fear, publish, get useful feedback, refine our vibe, and keep our head on the work, because that's how we grow.
Being paid for our creative work is exhilarating, but seems impossible at first. Pricing? Taxes? Talking to clients? Diversifying our income? Yuck, help me out! But money allows us to keep creating. And as we grow as professionals, we have to learn how to balance the time creating for others and time creating for ourselves.
It seems to be working well for us: we create, we earn a living, and yet, deep inside us, we're stressed. Not enough time to think, to keep up with our schedule, to pursue all our projects. Is our passion fading? Ultimately, we have to master our time and focus on the initial conditions of our self-sustaining creative system.