The guys sit down to discuss how they’ve used deadlines as motivation.
- Eric has a face for podcasting.
- A great motivation group? O.G.?
- Inputs and Outputs
- Other people’s progress in your group… ends up being an input.
- Don’t lie to yourself. Don’t lie to the group.
- It’s more inspirational to yourself… to tell the group your working.
Love to hear how you balance your deadlines and your creative output… because clearly, we’re still fighting with it.
Late catching up, but another great discussion that opens up a lot more.
I especially liked the consideration of time vs. money– my take on it, however, is that the money isn’t motivating if this is what I want to be spending my time on anyway– if that makes sense? For example, I have made a lot of jewelry in the last few years– countless hours and literally thousands of dollars in materials. However, I rarely sell any of it, even though it’s finished and ready to go. The reason for this is that the ‘selling’ part isn’t fun for me– my fun was the process of creation and the time I spent on it, and I’d do that regardless of a dollar value attached.
At the end of the day, who are you doing this for? If you look back on it, wouldn’t you have spent your time on this anyway? Because I have placed a lot of importance on total control over my work in my free time, I allow myself to play, to agonize over details, and to keep something unfinished/unpublished until I’m satisfied ‘enough’. As a result, I don’t (visibly) produce as much work as many of my peers, but I’m not competing with them, so I don’t really care.
In addition to the great advice you guys had, I also suggest frequently asking yourself the following questions: Why am I doing this? Why do I care? Who is this for?
Hopefully the answers will help guide your decisions on the use of your time and energy.
On to the next one!