Revisit your circle of influence. We’re a unique tribe of independent, creative thinkers. And it’s empowering and motivating to have regular, deep conversations with other like-minded artists and entrepreneurs who are confronted with similar concerns, share similar goals and experience similar angst. And if we can’t find any like-minded peers, then we need to manifest or create a regular, on-going conversation with a personal confident or experienced mentor who understands our industry and the creative hoopla we go thru, and has the wisdom and foresight to bounce back our options, possibilities and crazy ideas.
Remain Flexible, lighthearted and ready. Flexible like an athlete able to turn on a dime. Lighthearted like the new kid on the block, instead of the grumpy grown-up across the street. Ready, willing and able to finally let go of that which only serves one, and begin to embrace that which serves everyone.
Take It Personally: Work every single day to improve and get “crazy great” at what you do (even if you’ve been doing it forever). Then do the deep research and raise your awareness to a level where you can clearly see the big picture of how our industry is changing today. Then find that place inside yourself where nothing is impossible and steer the ship from there. Not like new age magic, more like intelligent foresight.
Important because just like shifting the camera angle, ever so slightly, changes the entire POV of the scene, we are always just one small adjustment away from changing our circumstances and rewriting our future.