What this year taught me, and how I'm taking it into 2021.
A creative career (and a life) have seasons, but it's often tempting to hold onto something long after it's grown stale simply because you're too comfortable to make a move. On this episode, we share insights from the book Louder Than Words about how to know when it's time to let go and move up the growth curve.
Your career is going really well, and you're knocking it out of the park with your projects. Then suddenly, one day you realize that your work just isn't quite giving you the same spark or gratification that it once did. Everyone around you is happy with what you're producing, but deep inside you know that you're kind of phoning it in. Why does this happen to even the best and brightest people in the workplace? On today's episode I share the two places where creative pros get stuck, and what you can do about it.
Strangely, the more skilled you become at something, the easier it can be to feel stuck. There are a few common places where even the best and brightest stagnate: emulating others, and emulating (a past form of) themselves. Today, I discuss how to move beyond these two traps.
We all need to learn skills quickly if we want to adapt and grow, but sometimes the process can be overwhelming. Fear not! On today's podcast, Josh Kaufman will help us understand the mechanics of rapid skill acquisition by sharing insights from his new book The First 20 Hours.