As creatives, we need to be constantly learning new things.

You should be pushing yourself a little farther each day, stretching your creative boundaries.

Learning new skills not only has the practical benefits of gaining the knowledge associated with that skill, but the new experiences can also provide inspiration for current or future projects.

That’s why it’s important to try to go outside of your comfort zone.

Learn Outside of Your Comfort Zone

As the sole founder of a small-but-mighty company, I live and breathe everything related to business — especially the things that I don’t enjoy like accounting, legal, and other random bits of paperwork. At first, I wanted to learn about everything and everything by taking classes on these topics, to learn what I didn’t know.

It was mentally exhausting. I burned out. I realized that it was a better use of my time to hire experts in these fields including a CPA and lawyer. I don’t regret the decision.”

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