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Failure Club: FACE YOUR FEAR
Episode 36: Jess
A narrative artist looks at Failure Club for a sense of inspiration to help you with a career as a narrative art comic book artist. As indicitive of Failure Club, yahoo failed to match the right episode with the right link. I’ll choose to forgive them for this.
We can learn a lot about our narrative art career failure from the catering extraordinaire, Jess.
ASK FOR FEEDBACK
Jess went to her client and she asked for referrals and wanted to see what she would say about her performance. She was told to work on timing and presentation. If she didn’t ask, she wouldn’t have gotten there at all. Who do you need to ask for feedback?
Jess immediately tried again to impress and work on what would be to rectify the situation. Which, unfortunately proves that she needs to work on timing and presentation. If she focuses on steps to increase her timing, for each job she can increase this measurement.
How are you going to implement the advice you are given?
One solution is to delegate tasks in which are not your strong suit. To have others help you is a big burden from you doing everything on your own. It frees you to do exactly what you should be focuses on. But don’t neglect learning the basic steps you need to know so you know what it looks like when everything is working properly. Who do you need to delegate items to?
You are not perfect and it will take time to get better, but it won’t take that long. Make a plan to start implementing specific steps to get to your next level. It takes 30 days to make a habit stick in your brain, but once its there, it’s there for good. Make a habit of continually getting better and better at what you want to achieve. What specific steps can you make to get better right now?
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Failure Club: FACE YOUR FEAR
Episode 35: Meg
We can learn some good lessons from Meg on how to be a good narrative art comic book artist as she goes to school on what it takes to become an entertainer.
TAKE A CLASS
Sometimes we need a kickstart to refresh ourselves. Sometimes this can come from peers, sometimes this can happen intuitively, sometimes we need a refresher on the most important issues to us a small, amount of dedicated time can help revitalize those passions and talk with others trying to accomplish the same goal. What do you need a refresher on?
Meg’s comic instructor gives us all some worthwhile advice.
“Comics have a balance of humility and confidence. So, you have to fake confidence because most of us don’t have that. If they sense you are insecure, or want to be liked, or care what they think, they will not respect you. This business is all about fighting your fears. I put myself out there everyday. I get rejected constantly. And I have a very good career. You have to fight your fears.”
BE FREE TO BE YOU
Ultimately, the class is only a tool, which will allow you to serve your purpose to get to your end goal. So grab the goods. Apply it to your current situation and get back out there.
You are the only one who knows what you you will need to be where you want to be.
REBUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE
No matter how you decide to rebuild you confidence, rebuild it. Whatever it takes to get there. Some helpful tips are what we just learned from Meg. Get peer review. Practice. Focus on your craft. Surround yourself with positive people. Have positive feedback. Know you aren’t alone. Know it is hard. Know you can do. You have everything you need to succeed, or at least you can get it.
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Failure Club — FACE YOUR FEAR
GOAL: I’d like to write a world famous Christmas song
“Why do you think an open MIC is important?”
“I live in a bubble.”"I want to make sure I am as confident as I can be. There is no better way to do that than at an open mic.”
Artists want to perform that’s it. Can’t take that away from them. It’s in their heart. It’s in their mind. It’s in their soul. It’s to their detriment financially most times. But it is to their benefit emotionally and spiritually most times as well.
How do you get off target of your narrative art goals? Let your creative side influence you more than your business side.
“Why not just write in a studio, and get somebody else to perform it for you.”
I was wondering this myself. She seems to be getting off track. Performers just like to perform. I try to get artists to own the creative process and hire talent to produce their work for them, but for some reasons, artists want to have their hand in the work. And they should to a certain extent, but to make the most of any endeavor. Get help whenever and wherever you can. People will do amazing work for money. Buy yourself a song–pay someone to write it for you. Pay someone to play it for you. BAM! World famous Christma song. It’s yours. You bought it.
This may be laughable that you could pay someone to create your narrative art idea, but it’s reality. You had the vision. You had the passion. You helped the entire project get started. Without you, it wouldn’t exist. Use whatever efforts you can to create something. Even if it means you never get to touch it. Sometimes, that the only way some things get accomplished.
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This post is dedicated to all those who have wanted someone to go a life journey with you, but no matter how hard you try, it just never works out. This can be anything from a marriage relationship or a business partnership, or as simple as wanting to have someone come over for breakfast. Continue reading
Failure Club — Face Your Fear
Goal: I want to open a haberdauchery with my own clothing line.
“To have the vest with my label on it, that will be a huge step to take the business to a whole new other level.”
If you are going to make money. You have to own your own things.
“Who are you to tell me what I’m doing?”
Critiques from others are always hard to take. Advice from others can be seen as threatening. Sometimes we just don’t know how to handle support…or rejection…one of the best things we can do is to take the advice and decide whether or not we can learn from it or if we need to reject it. Consider the source.
“Do these people want to help me?”
“If I follow the advice will I be compromising my goals?”
“What can I learn from what was said?”
You will be able to decide your next steps based on feedback.
“I’m not really as prepared as I thought I was.”
Although the immediate needs are scary, Ignacio went on with his dream. It feels like throwing caution to the wind. To be honest, I’ve never been very good at doing that. But look what happened. Ignacio went ahead and moved forward on his goal, and now he is moving toward the next phase.
No one is prepared to be great. We become great as we move forward.
“You should be able to double your money.”
I like watching Ignacio, because I am not always the best with money. I find it amazing that you can literally double your money. You work to create a product. You invest time, energy and money into producing a product, and then you can reap the benefits of earning your money back and then some by selling it. It doesn’t seem like it should work, but it does. Crazy capitalism.
Episode 32: Gina
Failure Club: Face Your Fear-
Gina fell off her horse and hurt herself. She wants to win a blue-ribbon in a competition. She’s been in physical therapy twice a week, and now she does these everyday. Now she does the hardest exercises of all the them. I’ve been suffering a knee injury from running for a several weeks now. I thought I was better. I ran 9 miles one day and no hurting. Then the next day the pain was back. I will probably need some physical therapy like Gina, maybe I will get better, too. Continue reading
Failure Club: Face Your Fear
This is the first 2-part episode of Failure Club, I’ve seen–with back-to-back episodes of the same person. The show must be getting more attraction, because they keep improving on its look and the way they put the episodes out. More audience = more money. It is exciting to see people succeed in their endeavors, it is funny to watch them fail. That is why most people don’t like to try. Fear of Failure. Don’t try, you already fail. Continue reading
Friday Failure Club — FACE YOUR FEAR
Goal:have a paid stand-up gig in front of 200 people.
What’s your goal? To draw for Marvel or DC? To be a top line producer? To sell your webcomic for millions of dollars. This week Meg showcases the struggle it takes to keep going when things get tough. As Meg looks to get through her failures. We will see, it’s not too far from us who are trying to reach for the stars will see, well before we are cashing in hundred dollar bills from our narrative art career. Continue reading
Friday Failure Club — FACE YOUR FEAR
Goal–Start a handyman company and get 10,000 customers in 1 year.
Liz is one of the best business people I know. I have seen her have such determination this year. Today, we will look at her ad campaign and what may have worked or may not have worked with what she is doing. Continue reading