In this episode we explore why shooting for 80% is a great approach to regular creative work, the role of short-term and long-term cause and effect dynamics, and the value of connecting regularly with other folks who are also pursuing creative goals.
The Doug Neill Show: Episode #2
Recorded on December 14th, 2018
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Shoot for 80%
0:37 – 8:14
A look at my creative process when developing videos for Verbal To Visual, and why I shoot just for 80% rather than 90% or 100%.
- The comment on YouTube that prompted this segment.
- I read about the 80-20 rule (aka Pareto Principle) in the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown.
Cause & Effect
8:14 – 15:09
Relearning the lesson that it’s not good for me to have coffee after noon, and why it’s worth it to pay attention to your energy levels throughout the day and adjust your approach and expectations accordingly.
- The podcast episode that I was editing while enjoying my (ill-advised) Sunday afternoon coffee.
Co-Working with Friends
15:09 – 29:16
The value of setting aside time regularly to meet up (in person or on the internet) with friends who are also pursuing creative goals.
- My co-working friends and I have been creating this new resource: Build an Online Course with Sketchnotes.
- Here’s an example of what The Verbal To Visual Community webinars looked like. (I put a pause on those webinars in 2018.)
- My current in-person co-working friend: Austin! Here are some of the things we’ve worked on together in the past (these days we’re each working on our own creative projects):
- Want to take part in an online accountability group? Come join us on Patreon! Details below.
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