The point is, if you want to stay strong creatively, you need to flex your creative muscles—and stepping outside of the box and working on projects outside of your job is just the creative workout you need.
Spend time cultivating your network. Connect with other creatives and look for opportunities to share your work. Attend industry events. Reach out to people whose work and career you admire and ask them for coffee.
Take classes, learn about other creative disciplines, keep your finger on the pulse of what’s going on in your field. Acknowledge that there will always be things you don’t know—and, if you want to reach your full creative potential, you should always be willing to go the extra mile to learn them.
Be as professional as you are creative
The point is, in order to succeed, you need to believe you’re going to succeed—even in the face of rejection. Tenacity and perseverance are the names of the game—and you need to play them well if you want to build a career as a creative.
- Deanna deBara