Most things, you will not have dialed in on day one.
It’s a recurring theme, but there is just so much to do as a creative or creator. And you will doubtless end up wearing many hats as you carve out your niche and blaze your own trail.
The challenge is that, while you may gain competency in certain areas, competency doesn’t necessarily equate to expertise.
There are some areas you should not aspire to be more than competent in – bookkeeping, email, scheduling, and other menial tasks. These types of tasks can be largely automated and delegated.
But there are other areas worthy of investment, areas that should demand your attention. Because if you commit to growth in these areas, the rewards will be disproportionately progressive.
I have waxed on about the fact that knowledge costs money and ignorance costs time. It’s a lesson worthy of internalization, especially as applied to what I’m sharing here.
You’ve been digging for a long time. And the gold may only be an inch away. But there’s no way of knowing without digging an inch deeper. And this, as they say, is where most people give up.
That extra inch might require everything you’ve got. You might end up having to invest in a resource that costs more than you think it should.
But the answers you’re looking for could be on the other side of that purchase. And like a missing puzzle piece, the full picture may finally emerge.
So, keep digging.
With that, here’s what I got up to this week:
David Andrew Wiebe
I publish daily to inspire creatives and creators just like you. And I’m always open to content suggestions.
Here are the posts that went live this week:
- #StrategySunday – February 14, 2021
- Solving Frustration with More Action is a Form of Entrepreneurial Insanity
- Don’t Project Past Efforts onto Present Efforts
- How to Stay with an Idea Until it’s Finished
- #StrategySunday – Your Questions Answered
- Obsess Over What Works, Not What Looks Good
Music Entrepreneur HQ
At Music Entrepreneur HQ, I give modern music makers the tools and mental models they need to create the life they love through music, something I’ve been up to since 2009.
Here are the posts that went live on Music Entrepreneur HQ this week:
- Will You Come Out Better or Worse off?
- Productivity in Music – Does it Matter?
- 224 – Your Questions Answered Part 2
My articles and guest posts have been spreading quite a bit as of late. Here are some of my recent features:
- Life Style Design And How It Works In Music (Hypebot)
- What Can Artists Learn From Entrepreneurs? (Symphonic Distribution)
- What musicians should learn from entrepreneurs (Hypebot)
- What Musicians Should Learn From Entrepreneurs (CelebrityAccess)
The Indie YYC
The Indie YYC is a creative community dedicated to inspiring local artists in pursuit of independent creativity, independent thought, and independent life.
I host a weekly series called Creative Entrepreneur where I share weekly podcast content to help you find new inspirations and pathways to achieve more creative and practical independence.
Here’s what went live this week:
I publish at least once per week on the topic of self-discovery.
Here’s what I shared on News Break this week:
As always, I appreciate the read, share, and follow.
Wow! The community has been blowing up on Twitter, and it’s getting harder to choose just one person to spotlight here.
But today I’m going to give a shoutout to @DrJonMusic, because some of his questions have become highly trafficked articles. Thanks man!
Random Things I Dig
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Thank you for your creativity and generosity. I’m rooting for you.
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