February 11, 2023Creative Living

#112: Three Tips for New Digital Creators

Are you planning to get serious about creating content and digital products soon?

After publishing 100+ atomic posts, here are three lessons I've learned that you can apply in your journey:

1. Start with what you have

You don't need the perfect setup, idea, or circumstance. Take a small step that you can commit to. As you begin to show up consistently, just jazz it up as you go. Remember:

Perfectionism is the enemy of productivity.

2. Stop tinkering with tools

Don't focus on the tools yet—focus on the quality of your thoughts. I've wasted too much time transferring from one platform to another and exploring different tools, which hindered me from what I set out to do in the first place: write every day. Stop fuzzing over what tools to use—pick one that will make it easy for you to show up, and then do the work.

There's nothing wrong with wanting to use the best tools...unless it's holding you back from taking action.

3. Expect your work to suck

Be patient with yourself and your "bad ideas." Not every piece you produce would be a masterpiece that deserves a spot at The Met—and that's perfectly okay. What matters most is you're putting in the reps so you can keep improving your work.

And sometimes, the ideas you don't feel confident about could actually be brilliant. So give your ideas the chance.

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Hi, and thanks for reading! I’m Kishly, cheerleader of creatives and copywriter turned digital marketing strategist. Bookmark this blog to read my daily atomic posts on creative living, compassionate productivity, lifelong learning, and everything else that fascinates me. Or subscribe to Process, my weekly-ish newsletter for multi-passionate young adults (and the young at heart) in pursuit of wisdom and wonder. ✨

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