What to create in uncertain times…
Four creative go-to approaches to ensure you invest your time wisely for future pay-off:
1.) Begin with the end in mind: created work that will go to work for you. If you’re a painter, create a series that will pay long term dividends. Same for graphic designers and photographers.
2.) Make sure the products you are investing time in, have the heart of your customer in mind. Create products that strike a chord in your customer and meet them where they are in life.
3.) Invest time in confirming these products will be evergreen. Meaning, these products will still be valid and pay you dividends five to twenty years from now.
4.) Avoid being idle. Idleness is a killer. Most creatives don’t paint themselves into a corner; they think and dream themselves in a corner. They don’t wake up early, they don’t create unless there’s a pressing deadline from a project or client. The key to overcoming idleness and self Sabotage is action. In my thirty years of creating and launching products, I’ve learned success rewards the worker that shows up regardless of conditions and self-imposed deadlines to dig and produce results.
You don’t find gold unless you dig for it.
Here are some of my “go-to” scriptures I read often and use to avoid dreaming myself into a corner:
Proverbs 6:9-11 “How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest—Your poverty will come in like a vagabond. And your need like an armed man.”
Proverbs 10:26 “Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.”
Proverbs 12:24 “The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.”
Proverbs 13:4 “The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.”
Proverbs 15:19 “The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.”
Proverbs 19:15 “Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.”
Have a great day!
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