Does your Inner Critic drown out the voice of your Muse when you sit down to do your creative work?
In this humorous TED talk, Steve Chapman illustrates why accepting who we are is the key to dealing with our Inner Critic.
While there may be no definitive way of permanently getting rid of our Inner Critic, embracing our uniqueness is key to rendering him powerless.
It’s by loving what you do - and by extension, who you are as an artist - that you silence your IC and allow the Muse to speak.
If you’re anything like me, you love stretching yourself with each new iteration of your creative process.
But with every new variable comes a learning curve with the potential to derail your project.
This is especially the case when we’re trying to create something using unfamiliar tools, techniques or technology.
Let's call these the 3T's for brevity.
What does an organic veg box scheme have to do with growing the fanbase for your art?
Not a lot, you might imagine. But bear with me while I explain.
BHAG’s. Apparently we’re all supposed to set them: Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals.
But if you’re anything like me, just the sound of those is enough to send you running full speed back into your comfort cave!
So how can we reliably and repeatedly enter the Stretch Zone without totally freaking ourselves out?
Is it true? Should we always be leaping out of our Comfort Zone?
There’s a lot of internet hyperbole about the Comfort Zone and how we really need to get out of it.
But how do we even know when we’re in it?
Or how far out of it do we need to go?