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Try Some Stuff.  Figure Out Who You Are.

From the Sorgatron Media Creators Newsletter List for October 30, 2015.  You can Subscribe to it here or read the archive!

On Fridays I try to have lunch with my good friend that works on the North Side to keep connected and keep some good ideas flowing as we’re both creatives that have been involved in this Podcasting and creating thing for longer than people watching Pewdiepie may have been alive. We had a cameo by another friend that hasn’t known me all that long that seems fascinated by the variety of things I’ve been involved with in the past, oddly proclaiming that I’m “the real Dos Equis Beer guy

That part was a little weird.

But then I started thinking about a recent discussion by Gary Vaynerchuck with Chase Jarvis discussing how we should just take our twenties to figure out what we really like to do, and try a lot of things.

Well, it’s too late for some of us for that notion.  Kind of.

I worked through my twenties.  Hard.  And mostly didn’t settle on what I did in my 8-5.  Or 8-8.  Or 8-???? (Man.  Salary work.) I was creating Podcasts, working with clients on videos that weren’t the day job, and trying to put together a special music performance with my friends.

We look at Podcasting and Blogging and think “That’s the new thing.  I have to be right on top of it!”  But maybe you don’t like doing it for that fun thing.  Try a little bit of all of it.

I won’t get into the ideas of how to find the time, or motivation, but you need to try it. Your creative center, if you will.  If you still can’t figure out what you want to be when you grow up, and you’re way past the grow up part of that, it may be time to broaden your horizons.

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Some guys from a Wrestling Podcast talking with some guy named Chris Brogan in 2007

Creating Opportunity (With Your Podcast, Network, Or That Thing You Do)

From the Sorgatron Media Creators Newsletter List for October 25, 2015.  You can Subscribe to it here or read the archive!

Some guys from a Wrestling Podcast talking with some guy named Chris Brogan in 2007It’s the credo that got me so far.  When I started a Podcast about professional wrestling with a friend in early 2006, we didn’t have many dreams of grandiose expansion.  We didn’t think it would be a business venture in the coming years.  We did it because it was and authentic and fun thing to do that people would hopefully, and did, discover and come along for the ride with us.

But then we started talking to the professionals.  Wrestlers in the area we would meet at the shows. Which became a chance for many of us to find a new venture in the business.  Some of us trained to become pro wrestlers.  Some of use became announcers and the marketing wing of up and coming wrestling promotions in Texas.  I had the chance to get up close and personal as a ring side videographer.

But it also helped me gain the confidence and experience to try some other new things. To become recommended by my peers over the years for new projects and grow new clients and skills outside of my day job.

These all grew and become more and bigger opportunities.  Eventually affording regular productions and more clients and Podcasts.

Opportunities don’t just happen sitting on your couch surfing job openings on Moster.com. (I tried that.) It happens from getting out there, connecting, and showing off what you can do.  And if you’re doing your day job, and going home to play video games and little else.  Well that’s it then, isn’t it.  You’re in a box.

So how are you going to reach out today?

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Basic Sorganomics: Get Past Quit

Taking a look at why we quit and getting past it.

And I found that article! –  Complete Guide to Never Quitting Anything Again

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Don’t Collect Dust

From the Sorgatron Media Creators Newsletter List for October 16, 2015.  You can Subscribe to it here or read the archive!

That is my advice to you, the video producer.  The ailing creator.

If you have a camera, don’t let it collect dust.  If you don’t have a job to shoot with it, create something.  A web series.  Some shots you can sell on Pond5 for stock video. Just something fun with your friends.

If you really want to be a video person, you won’t get anywhere without experience under your belt.  And you don’t need a job necessarily to get that experience.  “Don’t collect dust” is something I’ve said to many videographers I’ve talked to that own a camera.  Even if it’s a consumer camera, you have to start somewhere.

The idea spreads to all creatives.  If you’re a writer, write something.  Even if you’re not sharing it, do it.  See how you feel about it and determine if this is something you are passionate about that you could do every day for the rest of your life.  That’s how you know that is the thing you want to do.

If you have the podcast bug and you lost your cohosts to life and circumstances, you will find a way.

In Jurassic Park, “nature finds a way”, and so does your creative ventures.

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Basic Sorganomics: The Bad Days

What happens when you have magic happen on the lens.  Then it goes away in a puff of smoke?

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