How awesome would it be to have the motivation and time to pursue your creativity outside your day job?
Excuses will always be readily available.
Do you want to go to the grave knowing you never took a shot at trying?
I think I know the answer so here are 4 ways to find the motivation and time necessary to pursue your creativity outside your day.
1. Less Talking and More Action
What helps me take action:
2. Trim the Fat
What are you consuming that’s taking up your precious bandwidth?
Save the ‘not having the time excuse’ when you clearly have plenty of fat to trim in your consumption schedule.
3. Develop Routines and Rituals
Routines and rituals allow you to mindlessly act on your creative goals.
I’m a normal human just like you, yet in a week I:
These rituals have trained me to get in the zone and ditch the thinking.
4. Gut Check Yourself
It really boils down to how badly do you want it?
If you can look yourself in the mirror and say you want it badly, than you your actions need to speak louder than your words.
Objections: What if I have kids?
Check out these creatives grinding on their dreams with kids:
There are no excuses—either you want it or you don’t.
Saying you don’t have time needs to stop. If you’re sitting on the couch each night glued to a tv or out socializing, you have no room to complain.
I promise you, nobody wants to hear that shit.
What I hope to accomplish:
My goal is to help people like you discover that one thing you love and I want to show you it’s possible to pursue it.
The more time you make for your dream, the closer your dream becomes a reality. Motivation will find you when you’re working.
So what’s your next move?
Are you tired of making the excuses?
No one is going to hand you your dream.
If you want to pursue your creativity outside your day job, it comes down to taking action and getting started.
Figure out the first step now and stop “putting it off until tomorrow.” We all know how that works.
In this episode of the Perspective Podcast, Scotty talks about the importance of knowing why you do what you do. Most people think it’s what they do or how they do it that matters most when really those are byproducts that stem from your why.
People are attracted to your why. It’s the driving force for what you believe in. It’s the vision that inspires you to inspire others.
In order how to understand and clearly communicate your why Scotty breaks down the Golden Circle concept. Imagine a 3 ring diagram where:
When most people start with the outer rings, my goal is to encourage you to work from the inside out.
There are 3 key questions to ask yourself moving forward:
Knowing these will put you on track to build a healthy and successful personal brand. You will be able to attract the right audience and inspire action.
Simon Sinek - "Start With Why"
MLK - “I Have a Dream Speech”
Cory Miller - Behind the Brand Podcast
This episode of the Perspective Podcast is about finding your sweet spot. It’s the 2nd part of a 3 part series of Laying the Foundation to Your Personal Brand.
The sweet spot can be defined several ways:
Locating your sweet spot helps you place a ladder against the right wall. Instead of climbing up a wall leading down the wrong path, focus on an area of greatest strength and passion.
When finding your sweet spot, create two overlapping circles and create a Venn Diagram. Label the left side Strengths and the right side Passions.
Finding your greatest strength:
Finding your greatest passion
By combining your greatest strength and passion, you’ll not only be about to own a specific content niche, but you’ll get to enjoy what you’re best at too.
It’s not something that happens overnight but you have the opportunity to create this circumstance if it doesn’t exist in the world.
Music by: Blookah
Eric Friedensohn - Efdot Studio
Andy Schneider, aka the Chicken Whisperer
Ken Coleman - Sweet Spot Speech
This week on the Perspective Podcast Scotty talks about the importance of laying a foundation to building a brand and growing an audience. This is the first of a three part series starting with understanding the valuable asset your story is.
The main points he covers are:
Music by: Blookah