021: Your Unique Pace

Season #1

Our culture tells us we need to hustle and go! Work work work, busy all the time. That’s what we’re supposed to do right? That’s what we’re supposed to be. And I don’t want to deny that there are elements of that mental framework that are helpful. If you’re a self-employed working artist, like most of the people who listen to this podcast are, then you do have a lot on your plate. Being a solopreneur creative isn’t an easy thing. But thinking that working all the time and hustling all the time is what we should be doing is a slippery slope that leads nowhere good. Your creativity has a pace to it, one that is uniquely you, and rushing that isn’t a good thing. Today, we’re going to talk about how to find and settle into and truly own the pace at which you work. In this episode, you’re going to learn:

  • Why it’s important to view your artistic journey as uniquely yours.
  • How comparisonitis and imposter syndrome can both lead us away from our own personal pace of work.
  • What impact working within your unique pace can have on the quality of your artistic work.
  • Why working within your pace is essential if you want to build a creative business that supports you holistically – personally, creatively, and financially.

In this episode, I reference Merriam-Webster's definition of the word "hustle." I also reference Episode 7 of this podcast, Working in your Creative & Financial Sweet Spot.

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