As we wrap up our series on how and why focusing on creating deep connections to our audience when it comes to our creativity, we’re going to find a brilliant strategy in the most unlikely of places… Horror films and stories.
Let’s talk about the first strategy you can put in place to help shift your mindset from the “Gotta Catch ‘Em All Pokemon” mentality to a true appreciation of the fans of your art and creative pursuits that are already in your corner!
I’m kicking off a short multipart series of episodes about some thoughts on connecting with your audience, both how and why it’s important. To kick things off let me tell you about a story I heard about a boy and the starfish from friend of the show, Andy Pugh from Thoughts From The Tinkerage Podcast.
A couple years back I wrote an article about a Japanese practice called Shinrin-Yoku, or loosely translated, Forest Bathing. Because of the recent Covid-19 Pandemic, it’s something I’ve been putting into practice now more than ever. I wanted to share this practice with you because I think you’ll find it a valuable tool for your emotional and creative well-being.