This is an exerpt from my new book The Craftsman Creative Manifesto. You can preorder your copy using the link at the end of the post. A family member of mine likes to tell the story of how she came up with the ideas for pull-ups. You know, the diapers that you can pull up …
This post is an exerpt from my new book, The Craftsman Creative Manifesto. You can get a copy for yourself using the link at the bottom of the page. This lesson took me a long, long time to learn. As soon as I realized what I’d been doing compared to what I could have been …
I write this late at night, laying in a hammock strung between two incredible trees. And I had this thought. Becoming an entrepreneur is a lot like what it takes for a seed to become a tree. A seed starts the process when planted. It has no idea what it is going to look like …
Come on, you know you’ve googled that before.
I’ve got a great personal example for you from the last two weeks. Adding it all up, I’m guessing I spent 50+ hours working on rebuilding and relaunching my wife’s photography website from scratch. I mean COMPLETE redesign.
At the beginning of this year, our company went through about a 2 month drought after a client bailed on a project that had already started. We were counting on another $30,000 coming into the company between December and February.
It still hasn’t shown up.
When talking about success in an artistic field like filmmaking or music, I usually tell people that I believe that talent accounts for about 20% of success.
The other 80%? Doing the work.
When you’re raising money, you often find yourself doing a lot of waiting. Waiting for an email. A phone call. A text.
It’s freakin’ excruciating.