The Lab, Process, and Recipe (GWTW669)

I love doing great work, but more than that, I love having a creative process that grows as I do. But lately, I’ve been doing some soul-searching and reflecting on the other side of burnout. What was the cause? Was it the constant need for perceived perfection? Was it the never-ending comparison to other professionals? I think it was the lack of experimentation. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, I’m exploring three areas of creativity: the lab, process, and recipe. And why returning to the lab is just as important as having an excellent product.

The Lab

  • How often do you ask what if questions and then try to answer them with action?
  • What is your laboratory? Is it your garage, a spare bedroom, the kitchen? Designate a space that you can enter for 15 minutes or hours at a time.

The Process

  • How would you describe your creative process?
  • How does your creative process allow you to bust through internal and external barriers?
  • What do you love most about your creative process?
  • What do you wish you could change?

The Recipe

  • What are the creative artifacts you make for other people?

The Return to Experimentation

  • When you think about returning to experimentation, does it strike fear in your perfection-seeking creative heart, or are you ready for a new chapter in your journey?

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