35: How to Be a Proactive Creative w/ Graphic Designer & DIY YouTuber Karen Kavett

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The only way to get noticed is to make things and put them out there. Today’s guest, Karen Kavett, is a crafter and freelance graphic designer. Since high school, Karen has been putting her work out into the world, earning opportunities with HGTV and YouTube. This episode is for those with a passion for creating.

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14: The Rise & Fall of My Creative Ego

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This week was a rollercoaster of emotions. At one point I felt so inspired, fulfilled, like I was on top of the world. And in the next moment, all of that confidence and excitement was squashed and I felt like I was worthless and ridiculous. And then I had to take some time to pick up the pieces and level myself. Let me tell you the story about what happened.

After reviewing the podcast, I do have some afterthoughts. I forgot to mention how part of that blow was that I didn't feel appreciated for my work or my help, and that added to the anger and frustration. That's another topic for another day. Today we can just focus on the creative ego aspect.

My point is, we all have issues and soft spots that we can work out. One at a time. Awareness is the first step, then rewiring your beliefs (like how I did in my digital journal afterward) is the next step.

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Thoughts: Picture Taipei

I had the most amazing experience shooting a short film in Taipei with an incredibly talented team. My heart is full and overflowing with love. I’m so happy and grateful for all the new friends I’ve met, the special moments we shared, and many lessons that I’ve learned along the way. There were and still … Read more