ANNA PENG

Doing The Work is Half of It

This is about doing the thing you want to do and then being able to share it so other people know.

Sometimes we hope for miracles to happen, like getting “discovered” on our secret side Instagram page, catching the coattails of a big movie producer from making our 5th YouTube video. Or, hearing from your dream design agency by posting one portfolio piece on LinkedIn. 

Does it happen? Possibly. 

Is it a good strategy? No. 

If you’re reading this, you likely want your work to be noticed by somebody you care about. You don’t want to be romantic about it and wait for their response if they see it, because you’re a professional. Instead, you want to let them know that you’re here for them, 100%, always.

The narrative that plays like a record in your head that says, “It’s not good enough, it’s not ready to be shared” is everything that keeps you from making your first move as a creative.

It’s fine if you’re naturally quiet, introverted, shy, and don’t intend for your work to reach anywhere beyond your borders. You can stay where you want. This post isn’t for you. 

However, if you’re looking to create your own megaphone so that your work can be amplified (even just a few degrees forward), we have to mute the voice in your head that keeps you from sharing.

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