As writers/creatives/artists, there’s this negative cycle we tend to get in.
You’re naturally critical of your own work, because you spend so much time observing and judging other people’s work.
Then, being critical of your own work prevents you from sharing your work with the world, because you don’t think it’s ready or good enough.
By not putting your work out, the only feedback you get is from the harshest critic of all, yourself, which makes you even more afraid to put your work out…
And the cycle continues.
But the ONLY way to reach your true potential is by putting your work out in the world. External dialog and feedback will take your work to places you can never take it on your own.
Success as a writer/creative/artist comes from doing the uncomfortable. You have to buckle down and force yourself out of your self-imposed negative feedback loop.
You have to put your work out there.
It’s the only way.
Today’s episode of Lifestyle Business Weekly is a little different. This time, I’m sharing 10 of the biggest lessons I’ve learned about building independent businesses.
The world lost one of the most exuberant, supportive, caring, generous and motivated people on Saturday. I lost a dear friend who will leave a hole in my heart forever.
Every creative person, every entrepreneur and everyone who tries something new needs to realize and accept this. Your work is going to suck in the beginning.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You start working on a new task, which requires you to do some research or look something up.
There’s no shortage of advice online about how to promote your blog. There’s lots of advice, and WAY too many tactics out there.
Any project or system that involves people, no matter how well-intentioned, eventually loses luster once the initial excitement and momentum wears off. Everything becomes a job after long enough, no matter how infatuated you were in the beginning.