MAKING! 8 Pressure

I’m *making* an online fundraising event for a school.  I thought maybe people would gain something by seeing my process for creating, rehearsing, collaborating, and performing the event… So, here I am sharing.

I’ve done it! That makes it hard. When beginning in entertainment, I had all the pressure behind me. The enthusiasm, the desire to see my visions come to life, the mystery. Now, I’ve done it. I have found success. Now the pressure is in front of me.

I feel pressure to stop

I have experience, I have resources, I have knowledge, I have network, I have jokes, I have money. It seems like things would be easier, and they are in many ways. The motivation pressure is often reversed, though. I have already done a great online performance, I’ve already impressed everyone I wanted to impress. I’ve already gotten validation from my parents. Now, I have the chance (in my mind) to lose all that by making something bad. It’s like getting in a fistfight with a toddler. There’s no winning.

How I overcome this resistance…

  1. Remember generosity
  2. Find motivation in my mission, not in outside validation
  3. Remember than I’ve never done perfectly – there’s always better
  4. Try to raise the bar for everyone else
  5. Just show up and do the work asked of me

Written By Scot for entertainment pros

Scot Nery has helped some of the biggest companies in the world achieve entertainment success.

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