Are you maximising your creative output?

April 2, 2020
Bob Eckhard

In last week’s post, we considered the way that the isolation of Corvid has afforded us time and opportunity. Today, I’d like to return to a post from last year which is the gift that just keeps giving. I refer of course to Andrew Price’s seminar on the ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective Artists.’ I think I must have watched it four or five times now and each time I do, I am alerted to something I am no longer putting into practice.

Recently, I have taken to posting advice on Quora which is a new one for me. I started around February of this year after reading Lucy V Hay’s excellent post on utilising Social Media. Anyway, as I was answering a question on how to be a successful director – not that I am one at all – I remembered Andrew Price’s talk. Listening again, I realised that I have lapsed in a few areas. The one that jumped out at me was the problem of seeking perfectionism of a project at the expense of the others I could be producing.

Okay, the skinny of his 20+ min talk (in my words) is at the bottom of the page though I would recommend watching it as there is something in it for everyone. (Whatever art you’re involved in).

WATCH: Andrew Price’s seminar on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Artists by clicking this link 

TAKEAWAY: The few notes I made while watching the session are here

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists- Andrew Price at Blender Conference 2016.

  1. Daily work
  2. Volume: not perfection – get on with your next work
  3. Steal!
  4. Conscious Learning
  5. Rest
  6. Get Feedback
  7. Create what you love

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