Documenting vs Creating Your Creative Journey (A Lesson from Gary V)

If you’ve been on the internet for any length of time, you’ve heard about Gary Vaynerchuk. He’s the mastermind behind hustle and getting everyone to step up their game and chase their passions.

While he primarily works in the business and sports industries, there is something especially important in his message for creatives. (Actually, there’s a lot that creatives can learn from him, but this point is especially important.)

The tip is to start documenting your journey if you’re worried about starting.

Most of us have these BIG ideas when it comes to creating our art, but we don’t feel like we’re there yet so we postpone putting out anything at all.

The solution to getting over this problem is to start documenting your journey instead of waiting until everything is perfect to start sharing your thoughts with the world.

The problem is that most people don’t start. Then if they start, they’re not consistent.

That weeds out 99% of people who claim they want something but haven’t started actually working toward it.

Everyone talks about how bad the competition is in their industry, but you’d be surprised at how many people are ACTUALLY hustling toward what you want.

I’ve been paid as a writer for over a decade and you’d be surprised how many people have told me they want to become writers but when I ask what they’ve done the answer is nothing.

The amount of people who want to be writers and are actually writing (with or without being paid) is a huge gap.

That goes for almost anyone in any creative industry: the people who want something and the people doing something are not even close to the same amount.

It's time to start, and it's time to document the process. Get going.