For the past 8 years of my professional career, I met a lot of people who is smarter than me, people who is more talented than me. But, for some reasons they are stuck in the job that they hate or the worse is just stop and do nothing on pursuing their passion. It’s inevitable, unless you’re really committed on yourself to fall in love for the things that you’re really love to do. I mean you need to work for it. Right?
With all that being said, I think these things is really helpful if I share the biggest mistake I did as a creative professional or I must say as a designer. I believe, that these things will be very useful also to anyone who just getting started on their journey as a creative. Please, take this as a grain of salt.
I remember when I just getting started there’s always a time in our life that we need to say yes in any project that comes in, whether you like it or not. It’s part of the process, you have to take it even though you hate that job. It happens all the time without realizing the choices I have before, I’m just getting started so, what do I know? There was a time that I have to get up hard just to start a very little project, I need to earn as much as I can. Because, at that point money is everything.
Which will lead us to my second point, as time goes by I realized that I don’t have to accept jobs that I hate. I have this ability to choose since then but, I tend forgot it by any means. It was frustrating at that point of time. I’m in a scarcity mindset, which is not really good, I’m screwed. As time goes by, I realized that I need to change this position. I have to position myself where I am in full control (or not, at least 50% of the time. We know that it’s always about the client. lol) at least be professional in any manners.
With all that being said, what I did is to showcase what I love doing, works that I find exciting and brings me goosebumps while doing it. Part of the things I really want to do is not just visual design but also writing. I fall in love doing it. It’s not always about money but, also about enjoyment and the ability to bring impact to any people that I help. It’s very rewarding and fulfilling if we just focus on these essential things.
“When you take a meaningful path, the benefits are plentiful.”
Alright, I hope you enjoy and find this valuable. Have you done this before? What is your biggest mistake as a creative? Let me know, I love to hear from you.
Have a great week everyone!