In this episode of the Make Creativity Pay Podcast, I talk to Pam Slim, author of Body of Work and Escape from Cubicle Nation, about how creatives with varied (even scattered) interests can pull them all together into a cohesive whole and finally feel good about who they are and what they do.
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In this episode you’ll learn:
- How to find the thread that ties all your scattered creative interests together.
- How to describe your work intelligently, even when you’re in a period of exploration and uncertainty.
- What to do if you feel bad about yourself, or directionless, simply because you’ve had many interests over your lifetime.
- Do you ever wonder if your work matters? Here’s why it does.
- How and why to become your own “venture capitalist”.
[1:09] What if you have so many different interests that you tend to feel scattered?
[2:34] How to start defining your body of work.
[3:48] Feel like you’ve been wasting your time? Try this…
[4:33] Why you need to create context and understand what ‘connects’ in your work.
[7:45] What if you’re at a stage where you aren’t completely clear about what’s next for you?
[10:22Which “ingredients” should you use for your “work recipe?”
[12:56] Is this tired rhetoric about entrepreneurship stopping you cold?
[15:08] Want good things to come to you? You need to do this one thing well…
[17:38] What happens if you are doing something that is not totally aligned with the creative work you want to be doing?
[25:16] The Tao of LL Cool J…
[29:17] The secret to transforming your hobby, your creative work, so you can start making money
Transcript: MCP Podcast Episode Pamela Slim
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Music Featured on the Podcast
“Dreaming of One Day” (c) 2011, written and performed by Leanne Regalla
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