The B&E Podcast #138
“Being an Effective Artist Within Your Means”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
Sometimes we have to make difficult decisions when it comes to our art and the industry that caters to it. We must weigh between choices of practicality and reality – time, place and matter – and our drive towards artistic integrity. There are great values in both, and knowing what they are can help you pick a direction to move forward.
POINT #1: “TO BE OR NOT TO BE… FOR NOW”
– When certain elements are time contingent it can be tempting to double down and force something through. There can be a value in just getting it done, but sometimes taking a step back to check in with where your values lie will wisely suggest striking at another time.
POINT #2: “PRACTICAL SHMACKTICAL”
– Being practical can lead us into making hasty decisions that ultimately don’t serve our art and overlook why we’re doing it all in the first place. Let practicality inform, not dictate.
POINT #3: “WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?”
– Making decisions at a certain point can feel like splitting hairs. When you find yourself in that situation as yourself the question, “who do I want to be”? This powerful tool can help you cut through the little details and find clarity.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Yellow Dog Brewing (Retriever Golden Ale) – Today’s Craft Brewery
TED Talk – “How to Make Hard Choices” – Ruth Chang (video below)
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.yellowdogbrew.com – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School