The B&E Podcast #130
“Why Having Everything You Want Can Stifle Creativity”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
As artists, we can fall into the trap of thinking we need more things, more tools, more money, more this and that in order to “properly” create our work. Is it possible that this is an illusion? Or that it’s at least something we give more weight than it deserves? When it comes to creating, there’s always a balance of what’s potentially lost and gained.
POINT #1: “HAVING LOTS OR LITTLE“
– We often have judgments about what we think we need or want in order to fully realize our vision. Be careful that this is not just a story you’re telling yourself that is preventing you from moving forward.
POINT #2: “LIMITATIONS MIGHT BE A BLESSING”
– Limitations can force us to focus and get more creative with our choices and expression, resulting in ideas and solutions we wouldn’t have thought of had we possessed everything we ideally wanted.
POINT #3: “WHERE YOU’RE IN CONTROL“
– By looking at our present circumstances in conjunction with our creative ambitions, we can assess what we are capable of actually doing and achieving towards it now. You might be surprised about the kinds of creative solutions you are able to come up with that get you doing more of what you want.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Off the Rail Brewing Company (Kama Citra Session Ale) – Today’s Craft Brewery
Daniel Day-Lewis (Actor)
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.offtherailbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School