If you’re listening to this podcast, I bet you don’t–or at least you want to understand your other options. In this episode, we’re introducing you to the concept of “working in seasons,” which means looking at our work as a series of projects.
Vance Fite is a musician, entertainer and content creator based in Atlanta, GA. As he told me, he works for the lifestyle, not the money.
He likes working in seasons because it offers him the flexibility of changing up his work as his creative needs change, as well as adapting to the changing needs of the economy.
There are a lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- How Vance shifts between work seasons and how to blend them to build up your skills.
- How he deals with self-doubt as a creative professional.
- Why he loves YouTube more than any other social media platform.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Self-directed learning
- Telling your story
How Vance Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 6 – 7 am
- Peak performance time: 8 am – noon
- Ideal work environment: Coffee shop or studio.
- Superpower: Picking up skills quickly.
- Definition of success: Waking up every day knowing you’re doing something you’re passionate about.
- Book recommendation: Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas
- Regains focus by: Stepping away for a couple weeks
- 90-day goal: Creating work on a set schedule
“When I get to inspire someone to go do something awesome, that’s a win for me.”
Here’s Vance’s advice to anyone who wants to work in a creative field:
1) “Inspiration” is a myth.
2) Creative professionals create on a schedule, not just when they feel “inspired.”
Resources + Bonus Materials
UnStuckable Interview With Todd Henry About Why Everyone Can Be Creative: