088 - Don't Hold Yourself Back

I really believe you are only as powerful as you believe yourself to be.

Although I think this topic has the potential of coming off as cliche or really esoteric, I am treading into these waters anyway because I believe it's a powerful idea that needs to be addressed in the creative world. I hope I am able to articulate it in such a way that it ignites your creative potential!

Show Notes


The stories we tell ourselves will become our story.

Your beliefs become your reality.

Your outcomes are determined by your choices, your choices are determined by your beliefs.

Too Esoteric… but the brilliant minds grapple with this.

You are as powerful as you believe you are.

Harry Potter.

Creatives deal with so many stereotypes.
Stories start at school.
School = Industrial Revolution

ADHD, Dyslexia, Entrepreneurs, Creative Thinkers
MEME - Testing Animals
Dave Ramsey, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tom Hanks, Disney

Left VS Right Brain
Business does not equal numbers.

Capture the Flags
Freelancer - Business know your value, pay you .0001% of the profit
Art Hierarchies
Business equals numbers

The village
Pain Points Shocks

2. Test the Limits
Bravery isn’t not feeling afraid
Liz Gilbert and Fear
Feel the shock, do it anyway

Create a project that you know people hate.
Going Out on Your Own

3. Refuse to Replay
Self Aware not Self Conscious

See it as Temptation

Brene Brown - Get in the Ring

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”

You will fail. People will hate what you do. You will have bad motives, you will choose the wrong thing.

The internet shame game. What if we get thrown into the pit?
Alec Baldwin.

My whole life I was told the story I was just like my mom.
Track Story

Give Up excuses - we don’t know the right people. Born in the wrong family, too much debt, too old, made a mistake

We need your best story, so that the kid like you knows she’s not alone.