One of the greatest challenges a new artist, speaker, or performer experiences early on is getting gigs. So they spend a majority of their time working on material to be good enough to get gigs.
But eventually the challenge shifts – the performer has a great show, the comedian a pretty much perfect act, the speaker all of her stories are proven, this after years of tweaking to get it right – and once this happens you are no longer in creation mode.
We have all been there. It is tough to not tell the good stories in favor of trying the new one that may not land as well.
But the most successful in the performance industry are the ones who never stop creating what’s next.
Bands that are one-offs are usually so cursed because they got swept up in the hype, the one tour, didn’t slow down and think, “What happens when the audience tires of these song and want something new?”, and in turn have no work from then on.
But the Legendary Bands go on tour and while traveling are creating, writing, exploring their sound, tweaking the next album, experimenting with new ideas and higher levels of success, so when the tour is over they can go right into the studio to record.
One of my very good friends, Ryan Hamilton, is the perfect example of this. His NETFLIX Special just launched and it was unforgettable, hilarious, and family clean, so it just hit on all cylinders, amazing. But here’s a guy who has a few of the same bits he’s done for 15 years, now perfected, and yet all around those he has added current, relevant, knock you out funny new material.
Creation is a gutsy thing to do, but it’s what makes any and all speakers great, comedians last, bands still topping the charts, just cranking on creation.
If you are in the midst of the joys of being booked too much, congratulations. If while in that space you can carve out even 30 minutes per day to going to your “Creative Spaces” where writing, thinking, expanding, reading, walking around your neighborhood and just pondering life, composing, dreaming, and commit to the process of writing daily, you will be a success in showbiz for a long, long time.
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