The B&E Podcast #081
“Prioritizing Between Creativity & Logic”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
Our free-for-all conversation hits some amazing discoveries on the nature of our mind/minds in our processes and works. We learn that there are some profound gains by setting focused priorities in multiple stages of creating. Give space to your creative mind, and to your logic mind, just not at the same time.
POINT #1: “YOU CONTROL ONLY WHAT YOU CONTROL”
-Focus on what you’re actually in control of, which means letting go of results. There’s nothing wrong with having goals and ambitions, but when that’s all it’s about you may find becoming strenuous and uninspired.
POINT #2: “LET YOUR ARTIST DO HIS/HER JOB”
-When you’re creating, let your artist take the reigns and do what it does best — CREATE. In order for your work to be at its best your artist needs to be given one hundred percent focus on where it shines. Once it’s done, the logical, industrial mind can step in and do what it does best.
POINT #3: “DON’T CROSS THE STREAMS!”
-Knowing when the editing, logical, evaluative mind is sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong is imperative to creating with courage and boldness. When that voice enters your head asking “is this any good”, “will people like this” etc know that it’s not doing anything to help you while you’re in creative mode. That voice is useful only after your initial inspiration is down. Likewise, don’t bring your artist voice into the room when evaluation time begins.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Big Rock Brewing (Bru Lager) – Today’s Craft Brewery
B&EP #20 – “Rewards, Awards & Better Reasons”
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.bigrockbeer.com – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School