Mar 25, 2020
Episode 093. "If you think you need to move to a city to access the creative buzz, I think you're looking at the situation through the wrong lens... Geographically there's a revolution happening like across the world... and it's happening in every city every basement, like every street corner, every crusty little studio. It's a global revolution that's happening right now." ~Lucas Spivey
Are you currently stuck inside, furiously learning the steps to the coronavirus shuffle? Join the club. The world-wide lockdown is forcing freelancers and creatives to pivot on regularly-scheduled content or scrap their trusty playbook altogether.
So, what does a Creative Impostor do when the entire planet is forced into time out?
She goes for a spin* in a souped-up, decommissioned ambulance with Lucas Spivey of Culture Hustlers and records a podcast about the future of art and, more importantly, getting paid for said art.
*Full disclosure: She did NOT go for a spin during the quarantine! This episode was recorded about a year ago (yes, I know!) But the message, the spirit, the HOPE is full-on what creatives need to hear right now; a feel-good episode for when things don’t feel so good.
Lucas is a BFA MBA who’s traveled to all 50 states (yes, even Hawaii) in his mobile incubator, capturing wisdom and stories from the country’s hardworking, often unsung, creators. It’s life-on-the-road as PhD. Seriously, he scrapped the formal experience of post-graduate school for a sometimes-sleeps-in-a-van existence. That multifunction studio on wheels van life coupled with his traditional educational forms the foundation for his virtual coaching program.
So why this episode and why now? Because Lucas’s enthusiasm for creators and the creative process is contagious (too soon in the midst of a pandemic?)And, his key pieces of advice have the power to shift the way you do and deliver your art.
That may be a hard sell when we’ve been told to practice social distancing, when scoring a roll of toilet paper and coordinating a family check-in call are the new self-care rituals. But the shelter in place orders will eventually lift. When it does, maybe you’ll have found fresh inspiration and designed a new normal way of creating.
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