Writing here on the site and producing podcast episodes, basically doing what I do, I come in contact with many other creative people making great stuff. I know too, that many of you reading this article are artistically creative people. Some of you are digitally creative, some of you are creative in business. Whatever it is for you, I’d like to hear from you.
We’re all playing the game but sometimes it’s not so apparent. Sometimes we get caught up in what we perceive as the negative side of things then shout about how life shouldn’t be this way. We want to hold someone or something accountable for the apparent injustice then join others who feel the same and form a bitching shop. Maybe we simply need to play the game consciously.
It’s daytime, almost 4pm and there’s no one else here, it’s just me at my desk. Then the conversation starts. Does it ever really stop I wonder. I can’t say exactly what triggers it, or maybe I can but I don’t like to admit it. But one thing I do know is I’m alone, there’s nobody else around. “What are you doing here?”, it asks.
I’ve been producing new content here on the site since March this year and your response thus far has been very encouraging. For a long time I was writing stuff that just didn’t get engagement like I wanted. Something was missing from my writing before. I wasn’t getting to the heart of things and it bothered me.
Rhythm and momentum are everywhere and in everything. As conscious human beings we can harness and use this rhythm and momentum to our favour and benefit or not, we have a choice. But many of us don’t consciously exercise that choice, and then when unfavourable results show up we blame our genetics or our environment or the government.
Most mornings I don’t know what to write about. This morning is one of those. I have a few ideas in my head jostling for position so the plan here is to just write and see where my mind and hands take me. Generally, I like to have the bones of a plan to work to, but sometimes it’s best to have a broad idea and just go with the flow.
Anything worth doing is worth doing right – I’m on board with that. Ever since I was a kid apprentice and I heard it first from one of the older blokes who were still on the tools, it has stuck with me. I reckon I have a good work ethic, in fact I know I do, and so it resonated with what I already felt I suppose.