By: Lungile Moyo
A lot of us strive to be in the creative industry – some of us even through our blogs. It’s such a great thing to want to create something visual or physical or emotional for others, things that people love and can relate to or be inspired by, but I think we can all agree that it’s not easy. It’s actually hard trying to form a business where you’re a creative, because it points to one thing almost all the time – doing right by everyone. If you are like me, you don’t want to disappoint anyone because you want everyone to love what you do, but the reality is, you can’t make everyone happy. I’ve had to learn this over and over again…
It’s important to remember that sometimes whats best for you or you business/project might not be what’s best for someone else, and that is okay. Which is my tip # 1
Be okay with not being able to make everyone happy (you can’t after all)
The same way not everything is your taste, is the same way other people may find what you do not their taste. This is okay, don’t change what you do or how you do it to try and please them.
Keep your process honest
Do what you do because you love it and not for any other reason (fame comes to mind). While it might be great to be recocgnised for what you do, it’s even better that you are recocgnised because your work is genuine and authentic. You should still be doing what you do even if fame wasn’t in the picture – people will notice that.
Pay no mind to hate
Criticism of the positive kind is good, but hate is not and never will be. There is no reason to pay attention to it. Getting sucked into it and returning that hate only draws you away from the true purpose of why you are doing what you are doing. Not everyone will understand that process anyway.
It’s sometimes easy to forget these things, and even though they are small changes, they are important to keeping you on track.