The B&E Podcast #066
“Expanding Your Territory as a Creative”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
How we forget to play and how we forget to recognize the value of play as artists. Play is about curiosity, exploration, and following our creative impulses. It doesn’t mean that everything will come out perfect, but it helps us to grow joyfully into new realms.
POINT #1: “PLAY IS ABOUT BEING OPEN”
-Try things on, follow that impulse, see what’s there with curiosity! It’s not about being right it’s about discovering anything that could be. Stop treating your work so seriously and get fascinated by infinite possibility.
POINT #2: “DON’T WORRY ABOUT BEING INTERESTING — BE INTERESTED”
-We are so caught up in our own shit about being interesting and exciting that we either achieve the opposite or act out inauthentically. When you take the focus off of yourself and out onto the world and into the things that excite you, you live and act with greater authenticity and joy.
POINT #3: “EXPANDING IS UNCOMFORTABLE”
-When we expand into new territory creatively, we get out of our comfort zone. This is a good thing. We might not thrive at first, but that’s no reason to feel bad about ourselves. Everything is difficult until it becomes easy. Stay intrigued and learn as you explore without judgment.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Mission Springs Brewery
“The War of Art” (Book) – Steven Pressfield
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.missionsprings.ca – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School