In this week’s solo episode, I share some takeaways I’ve encountered while working on the manuscript for my next book, We’re All In This Together. Many of these things may be relevant to you while engaging in a creative project or anything important you’re currently working on (or wanting to). I talk about embracing deadlines, accepting help from others, and staying in the discomfort of that messy middle part, among other important things.
[6:17] Deadlines are important. They help us stay on track and orient our focus and action to produce tangible results.
[9:47] Lean on the people around you who love and care about you. Create a reciprocal culture where people can help lend their skills and strengths, and you are able to help raise them up with yours.
[12:40] Done is better than perfect. The voice of fear will try to take us into perfectionism, but this is also why deadlines and the support of others are important to the finished project.
[16:33] Lean into the discomfort, and try to stay in the process even through the doubt and resistance.
[22:41] Don’t take yourself or your creative process too seriously.
[30:19] Shift from I “have to” to I “get to,” and it changes the whole dynamic.
“Deadlines are uncomfortable and most of us don’t love them, but it’s how we get things done, especially things that are hard and scary to do.” — @mikedrobbinsClick to tweet
“Lean into the discomfort of whatever it is you’re trying to do or create, especially when it gets awkward and uncomfortable.” — @mikedrobbinsClick to tweet