Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of consolidating all of my creative work. Streamlining my messaging if you will; becoming more with less; building out content in a way that it show others that I’m simply a doer.
While in the process of consolidating, I’m trying not worry about whether or not my creations can compete with other people’s work. So right now, the keyword phrase of 2018 is “body of work” and focusing on my small audience(s).
That said, I want my body of work to represent excellence, but its all good if its a little rugged.
The way I see it, I can leave the best of the best for a portfolio. But my entire body of work, well that represents everything I’ve created thus far, including the things I’m not so proud of. Because realistically, every creative brick I lay down in mortar represents the commitment I’ve made towards my craft. I don’t mind sharing the failures as well as the successes.
Hard to explain, but these days what I strive for more than anything else is to lay out all of my creative works in such a way that my tenacity to complete my projects supersedes ultimate jaw-dropping content.
In other words, for me, when you work a 40-hour week doing the things you need to do to pay the bills, the content you create outside of the nine to five means a lot. Every last bit of it.
That said, I know my work outside of of the regular nine to five will eventually guide itself towards no longer “working for the man”.
And it will fade; working for the man.
Because I was not built to waste my creativity on someone else’s dreams.
I have my own dreams.
To conclude, I had a man tell me once that I was chasing too many rabbits. He said I worked on too much at one time.
I had to agree with him. Because in the the past I’ve worked on way too many of my interests to make a living and I’ve never really honed in on one project that would lead to my success.
But not any more.
Today is the beginning of completing my current body of work.