Every Creative Project Has a U-Shape

Todd Henry, author of Louder Than Words: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice, The Accidental Creative and Die Empty, founder of Accidental Creative, talks about how

Every creative project has a U-shape.

It’s like walking into a canyon.

In the beginning you look across the canyon and you see the destination. Everything is clear — you can see the path, it seems easy to get to the other side.

Once you hike down into the canyon you lose sight of that destination. The path is no longer clear, moving ahead is difficult, you feel lost and even a bit scared. You start wondering how you’ll ever get to the other side and whether the whole trip was even worth it.

But you keep going and start heading up the hill leading out of the canyon. Once you see the destination again, way off in the distance but clearly visible ahead of you, you charge on with new energy and once you’ve reached the top you look back at this incredible, life changing experience and wouldn’t want to miss a single minute of the journey.

That’s how I feel about building my sewing business in the south of Spain.

Looking back on over 12 years as a self-employed dressmaker memories of my own canyoning trip near lovely Sydney, Australia, come to mind…

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