As 2020 comes to a close, I find myself asking a question that would have been useful to ask at the beginning of the year. But since I don’t have a time machine, I guess there’s no better time than now to ask: What steps are you taking to protect your creative heart? I didn’t think this was a question I needed to ask until I heard Ron Howard speak about heartbreak in his MasterClass on film directing. In this year’s final episode of Getting Work To Work, I’m going to explore heartbreak and how I can protect my creative heart in an uncertain future.

Seven ways to protect your creative heart from breaking:

  1. Embrace your unique spirit
  2. Fight cynicism
  3. Never stop dreaming
  4. Don’t measure your worth with metrics outside your control
  5. Surround yourself with hope (aka hopeful people)
  6. Do the daily work of your craft
  7. Don’t let heartbreak permanently stop you

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