It’s so scary to share your work! But there are so many important reasons to get past that fear and share anyway. In this episode, I share my 6 favorite reasons to share your work, and why you should do so BEFORE you feel ready.
(Prefer to read? Click here for the article that inspired this episode.)
Topics covered in this episode:
Sharing is scary! But face it, the scary is never going to completely go away (and the only way to dampen it is to share your work!)
Staying in the shadows is just as hurtful as the pain we might experience from sharing.
How to tell the difference between hiding and incubating.
My 6 reasons why it’s important to share your work, before you feel ready:
- Sharing can help you create better work
- Sharing can help you figure out what’s sellable
- Sharing can help you see value in your work
- Sharing helps you have more compassion for your work and yourself
- Sharing offers a deeper sense of purpose
- Sharing is how you will change the world
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
Calligrapher Peter Thornton
Martha Graham quote (as remembered by Agnes de Mille):
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open… No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
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