Risk of Rejection

"Ma, I want to do this."
"I know. But it's in middle of the school year."
"Yes. And I really really really want to do this."
"Hmmm…Let me talk to your father about this…"

My 14 year old bother was determined to present his talent of Mentalism at the RCCS TALENT COMPETITION.
My parents had a hard time agreeing.

How To Move From Self-Doubt To Action

"I feel like a fraud."
"What if they don't like it?"
"Who am I to call myself an Artist?"

In creative professions, these thoughts are all too common.
When you are tasked to create something completely new, there really is no way to measure success.
The lack of a comparative yardstick breeds a lot of self-doubt and uncertainty.