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Why do we get stuck?
I don’t know any creative who, at some point, hasn’t felt like they’ve fallen into a rut. Unsurprisingly, I have too.
Until I started the yearlong leadership and management program a couple weeks ago, I didn’t fully comprehend or appreciate the extent of the rut I’ve been in for the last year and a half.
Stopping to reflect helped. But it wasn’t enough. I needed to get into community, and not just any community. A community where people were taking on big things in their lives. A community practically dripping with opportunity. And I found that community.
And now my belief level is through the roof. I can imagine the future I’m creating – and have been trying to create – again. I haven’t been able to see it clearly for nearly 10 years.
The wheels are in motion. I’ve started building a team.
But it’s easy to struggle and to fall into a rut where no conversation or communication is occurring. There are things that need to be said that aren’t being said. Partnerships that need to be formed that aren’t being formed. Collaborations that need to occur that aren’t occurring.
And these are easy to put off. It’s much easier to remain in our shells, insisting on our way of doing things, instead of being in community, where things can be messy, and people will be people. But the benefits tend to outweigh the downsides.
It’s been easy to stay locked inside this past year and a half. But if you’re not in community, and you’re feeling stuck, now might be the time to get into conversation again.
With that, here’s what I created for you this week:
David Andrew Wiebe
I publish daily to inspire creatives and creators just like you.
Here are the posts that went live this week:
- The Slash / Conundrum
- Why “Follow for Follow” is a Bad Idea
- Writing Multiple Articles Per Day is Easy if You Know This
- You Don’t Have to do Everything
- I’m Building a Team
- The New Membership is Coming
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:
Random Things I Dig
I’ve been checking out Steemit, and so far, I like what I’m seeing.
I’ve also been messing around with SleekBio.
There’s a personal development program I’ve been through three times, and each time I go through it, I learn more about myself and what matters most to me. I’ve also been able to improve my health, grow my business, and challenge myself intellectually.
The name of the program is The Gold Within.
Any artist looking to get clear on the impact and difference they want to make in the world (their brand) should go through The Gold Within program at least once.
Thank you for your creativity and generosity. I’m rooting for you.