Finding and Using Your Voice with Douglas Humphries | Ep3

With so many creatives sharing their work online, how do we stand out from the crowd? In this episode, we talk with Douglas Humphries about honing in your voice, making connections on and offline, and being multi-passionate. 

 

Summary: 

  • how to embrace being multi-passionate in a world that tells you to choose one thing
  • the biggest challenge in his creative process and how he overcomes it
  • how the phrase ‘done is better than perfect’ has changed how he creates
  • the visualization of stepping into the arena when you’re sharing your work online
  • the difference between your written voice and speaking voice
  • how to get over the sound of your own voice by intentionally shaping it
  • how to collaborate and connect with others as an introverted creative

 

 

Quotables: 

  • “Once you’re in the process, it’s hard to leave and that’s where you want to be.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “Just putting the thing out there and doing the creative effort is enough.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “Confidence comes from the acceptance that I’m allowed to do this.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “I have the right to create things. I have the right to take up space.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “If someone is not portraying the same amount of vulnerability, then they are not allowed to critique.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “Even someone messing up is automatically more important than the criticism because they did something.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “We’re never going to really succeed with imitation. It needs to be our own voice.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “Collaborating with someone else adds another dimension to your work.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “Let’s not rob our creative works of all that they have the potential to be.” (Tweet it!) 

 

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