I share this “secret” with many creators -- I don’t feel inspired until I’ve already started creating... as short as 5 minutes, upwards of 45 minutes.
I often feel uninspired. But I am willing to try.
It’s how I start my work most of the time. This very piece you’re reading started with an uninspired mood.
Working conditions don’t seem ideal to me, most of the time:
"I love that song... I hope they’ll play it at the next concert!" --a fan of any band.
The same is true for your content and your audience.
Not only should you not be afraid to repeat yourself, you should consider doing it regularly.
When doing any kind of creating -- writing blog posts, making videos, or outlining a course -- I recommend following these 3 phases, in order:
If we get stuck on the project, or it doesn’t make an impact, we’re probably skipping one of these phases.
Let me explain.
Years ago I went to a Robin Williams’ comedy event called "Raw" where he was testing out new material.
As a big fan of his movies -- I was very surprised that, at the event, most of the jokes he told were terrible. I had no idea that he was so un-funny :)
But this is how many comedians do it. I've heard that Chris Rock does this too. And so did Richard Pryor. These are called “work in progress” gigs.
George Kao is a Marketing Coach for small business owners, especially solopreneurs such as Coaches and Mentors. He focuses on ethical & effective ways to grow one's platform and build true livelihood.
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