This post is not directly startup related, but it is very inspirational. I recommend watching the three videos shared.
YouTube sensation Casey Neistat’s video for Nike was particularly good. It wasn’t very unique and it didn’t have high production value, but it was one of Nike’s best performing videos. Sometimes you just need to show up and do the work.
The fact that he traveled around the world, made the story engaging. If you want people to be interested in you, maybe you just need to do interesting things.
“The best artists, writers, and innovators have a creative process that requires rigorous iteration. They cut, edit, slash, rip apart, and start over many, many times before the final version of their work comes to life. It’s frustrating, and it’s beautiful.”
Jack Conte of Patreon talks about the difference between Finishing and Publishing.
“Publishing is deciding to stop when you want to keep working.”
“Productivity is a difficult skill to master, but it is such an important part to the creative process. Some creators are prolific because they work to publish. They publish their art and share it with the world despite the fact that they may not think it’s finished. I wanted to share some advice on how to increase your productivity and create more art. Don’t restrict yourself by only publishing when you’re 100% happy with the final product as that day rarely comes.”
“Creativity is hard. It can also be scary. And taking creative risks is even scarier. But what if I told you that those very risks are the things that could help you break free from fear and live a happier, more creative life?”