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Even before we start our creative work, it’s easy to find reasons to stop. We don’t have the equipment that the professionals use, we have no one following our work, and we’re unsure if what we’re trying to do is even β€œreally” what we want to do. If you’ve let your craft get more complicated in your headβ€”through the mystique and magic of creativityβ€”it’s time to let them go. Don’t impose fictitious rules on yourself.

You might think you need all of that to get started, when in reality all of those resources and insights will come to you as you do the work.

Make Idle Time

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