“Trust the process.” What does it mean, why should we do it?

When it comes to social media, lots of gurus and experts will tell you to trust the process. What does this vague term, “the process” entail? 

For starters, the process is the journey. 

It’s the self doubt, the inner critic, and the perfectionism getting in the way of things. 

it’s the starting from zero and not having a clue of where to begin. 

It’s the trying everything and seeing what sticks. 

It’s starting with 0 followers. 

It’s getting varied engagement with your content because you wanted to try something new. 

It’s trying to address your criticism and learning how to move forward.

Trusting the process is knowing that there’s a little piece of progress made toward the bigger goal every day. 

You trust it because you’re trying. 

You trust it because you see progress from putting your hours in.

If your hands are in any part of the process above, you’re already on your way to winning. 

Keep trusting the process.

I open up a note on my laptop and try to get my writing of the day started

Only, it never starts. 

I draw a blank.

15 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes later…

Nothing.

But I’m adamant on pulling through and making it work. And so here I am at 1AM trying to piece together the parts of my brain that make the writing process possible. 

But this post isn’t about productivity, drawing blanks, or time management. 

This post is about making creativity work for you, even when you’re not feeling on top of it all. 

Turns out, you can still write a valuable blog post or tell a great story despite not feeling inspired to create. 

Creativity is built much like a muscle. If you practice it enough times, you won’t to rely on a fleeting stroke of inspiration in order to do your art. 

The best way I like to cure a lack of inspiration when writing, is to allow myself to produce bad writing

That means being okay when you don’t like your own content.

It also means being okay when others don’t like your content either. 

We all go through dull, grey, uninspiring periods.

Don’t let that stop you from writing something new. 

The Journey to Becoming A Marketer

I’ve decided.

I want to put myself on the journey to becoming a great marketer.

Not only because I want to tell awesome stories that inspire you to do something.

I think marketing is a true art form. One where it demands work, time, and practice to get good at.

I’ve always been curious about brands and how they play a role in our everyday lives.

I’ve always understood that business is a long term game of how other people feel about your brand.

I now actively wish to take a part of that role and learn to be the greatest marketer I can be.

Thinking vs. Doing

Some people think so much that they forget to do.

Other people do so much that they forget to think.

Or here’s another way to think about it.

Without a thought-out plan, execution just might burn us out.

And without execution, a plan is simply a word document.

As freelancers, marketers, designers, and artists, it’s our job to do both.

How I Deal With Lack of Inspiration

The number one way to cure a lack of inspiration when writing, is to allow yourself to produce writing that is poor. 

That means being okay when you don’t like your own work.

It also means being okay when others don’t like your work either. 

We all go through dull, grey, uninspiring periods.

Don’t let that stop you from the act of creating something new.