When we’re filled with the creative and burning passion to craft something new, it can be a difficult time. The feeling of needing to express yourself, develop something or potentially show the best of your creative understanding can feel quite tense, as if you need to let something out into the world but you first need to figure out how. The artist’s medium is in how they bring their ideas to reality, how they express them. A writer might take the fundamental exploration of one idea much more differently than a painter or sculptor, and this will mostly be informed by their particular way of looking at the world, but also by the medium they express it with.
But of course, personal projects are hardly limited to the scope of art. In fact, they can express themselves in a variety of different methods. Allowing your personal project to grow the wings it needs in the early days can be difficult though, especially if some organization needs to take place. For this and more, consider the following advice:
Don’t Limit Yourself
Don’t limit yourself in terms of what you hope to do. For example, if you hope to one day craft a mini pop-up bakery or food van, you might decide to steward an initial goal such as having the best brownies to be found anywhere in the area. Think big to start with, no matter what artistic, culinary or business-like project you hope to run. If you are crafting a short film, aim to make it look like a professional studio made it. When you develop with high ambitions, your standard is sure to hit on a higher level than you might have initially planned.
Study hard. Ensure you know the style, the goals you wish to set, or how you might market your product. Try looking at successful products or projects like that which you intend to make that have been successful in the past, you might be able to avoid many of the initial mistakes that came to said authorship through experience. After all, foresight teaches gently, and error teaches brutally. If you train hard in preparation, you’ll likely experience less when it comes to unveiling your project. Also, if you study hard, be sure to have fun. This balance can keep a personal project endlessly entertaining.
It can be tough to fund personal projects, especially if you need a decent amount of equipment to resolve it. You might be the best singer and guitarist in the world, but with terrible recording equipment you’ll struggle to make the dent you might have done before. Funding matters, but sometimes it can be hard to secure it. Consider who can be a guarantor for a loan in your personal life, as you never know how this funding could help you move to the next step, especially if they believe in what you do. But of course be sure to sacrifice for your dream, be that saving or selling.
With these tips, you’re sure to develop something you’re proud of, so get out there and get started!
“Dreams don’t work, unless you do”