Today’s episode is a requested reading of a previously published post on Productive Flourishing named “Stop Lying and Start Creating.” The key idea is that we creative people are particularly adept at making up stories and lies that keep us from doing work - especially when it comes to research.
[0:57] - Creative people have a unique talent that exceeds our ability to create. Charlie talks about meta-doing and how creative people often participate in this.
[1:30] - While we’re meta-doing, we are in a comfortable space. Charlie goes on to explain why.
[2:05] - It is easy for creatives to get caught up in research - studying other people’s work and going back to previous research. While this is part of the creative process, there is a point at which you have enough information to get started.
[3:05] - At a certain point, research can make you more scared if you feel your contributions will be dwarfed by the “experts” and their work.
[3:30] - Charlie gives some ideas of how to get creating for several different mediums. Create something in the world today!
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