This week we have a very heartfelt and serious question from one of our listeners and we thought it would actually make a very helpful topic for the wider audience. So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

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Show Notes for This Episode:

[1:00] What would your advice be for having to put your design dreams on hold?
[2:20] Tom gives a shout out to Alissa who submitted today’s topic.
[3:15] First things first, cut yourself some slack.
[4:00] Schedule time for you and be as empathetic as you can be with yourself.
[5:00] Support people need support too.
[6:00] Lisa shares her thoughts on being creative during tough times.
[7:00] Creativity is how creatives find relief.
[8:20] The group discusses pulling Alissa into a group call.
[9:00] Good enough is good enough.
[10:00] Persevering through the trials of life is purely heroic.
[11:40] In the tough times stop and zoom out to see the full picture.
[12:00] Amazing stories take time to unfold.
[13:00] Side hustle when full time isn’t an option.
[14:00] The power of sharing emotions.
[15:00] Ian talks passive income and sharing videos.
[16:00] Our kids really need us now.
[17:00] The season of family.
[18:00] The curse of knowledge.
[19:00] Sometimes we just need to hear someone else is feeling the same thing.
[20:00] One’s suffering can heal and help others.
[21:20] Experiences resonate with people.
[22:00] Sharing is a win.
[23:00] Find people who have similar experiences and connect.
[24:10] Don’t get lost in trying to do it all.
[25:00] You can Tom it or Dustin it.
[26:20] Reaching for positivity.
[27:00] Gaining control of life’s lows.
[28:00] Taking tiny steps in the right direction towards happy.
[29:00] Making and keeping creative routines.
[30:10] Ian shares a new book he’s reading, How to Fly a Horse.
[31:00] Ian channels Gandalf.
[32:20] Find your creative dance and fight to do it.
[33:20] Creativity is taking steps not leaps.
[34:00] We naturally try to leap.
[35:00] Fitbit for creatives.
[36:00] The gang banter about creative apps.
[38:00] End Game Apps.
[39:30] Tom hopes this episode helps listeners prioritize themselves.
[40:00] That’s a wrap!

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