Lately, my mind has been full of Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Fringe!! Mostly thinking, worrying, avoiding, procrastinating, obsessing... and occasionally... doing!
Publicity is the key at this point, selling yourself and selling your show, amongst the hundreds of other Fringe acts vying for media attention, and the key to THIS is rising above the self-doubt and self-concern, putting on my business brain, being bold and taking action.
Sending out countless press releases to countless unknown media representatives, despite the knock-backs, despite the stony silence, despite the chitter-chatter of meaning-making madness going on in my meaning-making mind!
Sending countless follow-up emails to journos and radio jocks who "still haven't replied so clearly can't be interested so why bother following up on something that's a lost cause anyway and will just make me look like a loser, desperado, try-hard, wannabe...." and more such ad infinitum stream of consciousness clap-trap.
And lo and behold, when I cease the chatter for long enough to take some committed and meaningful action, what do I get??? An interview on ABC Adelaide's Evenings with Peter Goers! Bam!!
For me, committing (somewhat) to a creative life is a constant journey of discovering and overcoming (somewhat) the blockages that prevent freedom of full self-expression and following my dreams to their fullest extent. It constantly pushes me to challenge my thinking about myself, the world, people and life in general.
I know that whenever I deliver my craft with the intention of being of service to others and not for my own self-absorbed gratification and need for affirmation, it is always, easier, freer and far more satisfying.
Onward and upward as they say, onward and upward!
Thanks for listening and I wish you well in the pursuit of your wildest dreams.