The B&E Podcast #105
“The Artist’s Paradox: Getting What You Want By Not Wanting It”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
As many of our Not So Serious podcasts go, this one dives down some interesting rabbit holes. This one may go down as one of our favorites with lots of fun and fascinating insights into many of the struggles we face as artists.
POINT #1: “THE SUCCESS PARADOX”
-When you’re carrying around the need for recognition, validation, awards etc. for your work, you almost guarantee yourself not to get them. When you’re carrying all of that weight with you, you can’t hope to be in the focused, open, passionate state demanded to actually create great work.
POINT #2: “WHERE IT COMES FROM”
-Get down to what it is you really do. What do you really love about it? Why do you love what you’re doing? Once you get past all of the crap we pile on top of the pure desire we carry, we find a new depth to our craft. Then we begin to work from a place where our first priority is fulfilling that desire before anything else.
POINT #3: “COMPASSION & TRIBUTE FOR YOURSELF”
-We are awfully hard on ourselves. We often don’t feel like we’re good enough. But the truth is that no matter how we’re feeling, how low or unworthy when we express our genuine truth there is no such thing as good enough. The world is aching for your honesty. Be good to yourself, you are an amazing human being full of all the things that you need to be enough.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Big Rock Brewing (Magpie Rye Ale) – Today’s Craft Brewery
“Heat” – Film – Michael Mann
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.bigrockurban.com – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School