How to stop overthinking your creative work and start sharing it

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Are you scared to share your creative project?

We’ve all been there. You have a great creative project that you’re excited to share with the world, but for some reason you just don’t feel like it’s ready yet. You keep telling yourself that you’ll start sharing it when it’s perfect, but perfectionism often gets in the way of progress. In this blog post, we’ll discuss 5 quick tips to help you start sharing your projects even when you don’t feel like they’re ready yet!

Reframe Your Perspective (And Objectives!)

One of the biggest reasons why people don’t share their creative projects is because they’re afraid of not being perfect. They think that if they make any mistakes, they’ll be judged harshly by others. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth!

It’s important to remember that everyone has to start somewhere. You’re not expected to be perfect from the get-go. In fact, part of the fun is learning and growing as you go!

Mistakes are part of the creative process and they help us learn and grow. Instead of being afraid of making mistakes, embrace them, as it can lend themselves to new experiences or paths with your creative project.

Break it on down

it can help to break down your project into smaller pieces if you are feeling like something will never be ready in a way that you feel comfortable to share your creative project.

You can structure how you promote your project by sharing one completed task at a time and celebrate each accomplishment along the way. 
Put yourself out there by sharing one accomplishment or insight from your latest creative project a day or week. If you’re feeling scared or hesitant about sharing your projects, it’s important to just take the plunge and do it! The more you put yourself out there, the easier it will become. And who knows? You might even surprise yourself with how much success you find!


Need a nudge? Get Feedback on Your Creative Project

Don’t be afraid to ask for help! There’s no shame in admitting that you need a little assistance before cranking up the marketing machine if you’re feeling stuck with your self-promotion.

Ask a friend or family member for their input or consider working with a professional if you need specific feedback on content marketing and brand positioning before sharing your creative work.

Remember when seeking feedback, that it is not supposed to be external validation to fuel your creative work. One of the most important things you can do is to believe in yourself and your work, especially when sharing it with others.

If you don’t believe in your own abilities, it will be very difficult to convince others to do so. Remember that you are capable of great things! Trust in your creative process and have faith in your projects.


Practice Creative Self-Compassion

Feeling like everything you put out there is a marketing misstep? Remember that it’s okay to make mistakes when promoting ourselves, and sometimes we all feel like what we are sharing is not good enough (you are not alone!).

The key is to learn from your mistakes and keep going. Don’t let them hold you back from finishing your project.  Self-compassion also allows us to be more kind to ourselves when things don’t go according to plan.

Instead of getting angry and frustrated, we can simply acknowledge that things didn’t go the way we wanted them to, and that’s okay. We can learn from what worked and what didn’t work, and move on.

5 Quick Tips To Start Sharing Your Creative Projects when you don't feel like it 's ready

  1. You don’t have to be an overnight success

  2. Take things one step at a time and trust in your creative process

  3. Ask for feedback but trust your vision

  4. Break your creative project into mico-goals that can be shared with your channels in a way that builds your sharing muscle

  5. Put creative self-compassion into practice to get off of the self-judgement train

We hope these tips have helped you feel more confident about starting your next creative endeavor! Just remember: take it one step at a time and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.


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