Writing has been a double-edged sword my entire life. I enjoy the thought of writing. I enjoy reading or listening to something I wrote when it hits the mark. Usually it doesn’t, thus the other side of the sword. It’s that judgmental side of creating, ‘this might suck’ that stops us.
This week I took in a lot of feedback from two sources about the creation process:
- Seth Godin – The Practice
An incredibly deep look at the habits and process of creating something. Songs, books, content, whatever. Two key takeaways: 1) you need a daily practice, even if its 10 minutes and 2) you need to understand why you are creating and who it’s for.
- Interview with Jerry Seinfeld
Tim Ferris and Jerry talk in depth about his writing process over the span of 50 years. It’s crazy simple, but not easy.
If you are creating something, anything, hit reply and tell me about it!