I don’t know about you, but I get pretty restless this time of year. We’re about halfway through winter and I am ready for it to be over. Like all the plants buried under snow and ice outside, I feel like my creative energy is finally ready to move out of its dormant phase and bust into the sunshine with new projects and plans. But I’ve learned there’s some important prep work to be done before all that bustin’ out happens. It all comes down to cultivating a growth mindset to see those new ideas to fulfillment.
When you build your career around your creative passions, where do you look to support your continued growth? Some people benefit from a mentor or coach, or even a trusted and supportive friend. But even if you have a good support network, you need to be your own motivator at the end of the day. And if you want to improve your productivity, motivation, or creative output, you have to know where to start.
One of author Emilie Kefalas’ core beliefs is that there are no bad ideas, and she was more than happy to share her thoughts on this subject.