Perspective Podcast

Do you want to pursue your creativity but are unsure where to start? Do you want to take your side project to the next level and attract clients? If so, then the Perspective Podcast is for you. Scotty Russell of Perspective-Collective wants to encourage you to scratch that creative itch as you don't know who you could impact when you share your work. Each week he dishes out short, fiery episodes to give you an extra push to make time to pursue something that's important to you. There will be adversity along the way, but these episodes are designed to keep moving your creative career forward. Keep showing up, keep putting in the work and keep got this!
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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 28, 2016

This episode of the Perspective Podcast is a bit different from the previous episodes. Scotty's life was recently put on pause due to a massive flood that took over his hometown.

He talks about:

  • evacuating his home
  • the effects on his neighborhood
  • the safety of family
  • and the silver linings that underly it all

It's more of an update as he tries to remain in a creative routine despite the adversity surrounding him.

Music by: Blookah

Sep 21, 2016

This episode of the Perspective Podcast is stepping away from feeling the need to please others and cater your work towards their preference.

Scotty gives you 3 benefits you’ll experience once you retire from this business and focus on doing the work that resonates with you the most.

These benefits are:
1. The pressure is off
2. You can be yourself
3. The right audience will find you

Key Takeaways

- You have permission to enjoy what you create.
- Trying to create work that appeals to everyone means that it will resonate with no one.
- Embrace your unique abilities and think, speak and create from a place that is true to yourself.
- Your right message will find the right audience at the right moment.
- People are attracted to people who stand for something.
- Never alter your DNA as you were created to create.
- You can truly please the right audience once you are comfortable with whom you are as a person.

Big Magic: Elizabeth Gilbert
Music by: Blookah

Sep 14, 2016

In this episode of the Perspective Podcast, Scotty discusses the dangers of the Comparison Trap. He also gives you 5 steps towards enjoying the creative process so you can break the spell of comparison.

These steps are:

  1. Find Your Sweet Spot
  2. Experimentation
  3. Create From an Authentic Place
  4. Passion & Enthusiasm
  5. Vulnerability


  • Understand that you are good enough, but these things never happen overnight for anyone
  • You need to have a vision in order to enjoy the process and the grind of creating
  • Take your inspiration and evolve it into something new and refreshing
  • Plagiarism is never cool
  • Put as much excitement and passion into your work as possible
  • People are attracted to those who relentlessly pursue the things they love and bring an energy to it
  • Getting transparent and sharing a vulnerable side of you that people can resonate with will help build credibility

Hand Lettering Inspirations:

Raul Alejandro
Ricardo Gonzalez
Jessica Hische
Doyald Young

Book Recommendation:

Show Your Work - Austin Kleon


Blog Post Series:

Creative South talk

Music by: Blookah

Sep 7, 2016

This episode of the Perspective Podcast is centered around breaking away from thinking and planning and dipping your toes in the water and taking action.

You can’t make progress by sitting on dry land. Yet, you also can’t commit and dive into the deep end when you're not confident in the direction you pick.

Scotty talks more in depth about:

  • you fail by default by never trying in the first place
  • Trying anything over doing nothing.
  • you having a difficult time finding clarity by getting trapped in the world of thinking and planning
  • it being impossible to be perfect, especially when you start.

Music by: Blookah