John Lauer, designer and sculptor - Jessica Abel
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Answer these 10 quick questions to uncover the real reasons why you’re not able to take control of your creative work.

John Lauer, designer and sculptor

Getting comfortable with putting work I consider still in development out in public—and then finishing it—used to be a major hurdle.

But in the Creative Focus Workshop, my perfectionism calmed down once I backed off from trying to make “gallery-ready art.” Now I call everything prototypes and study models, which is what they really are, snapshots of a life-long convoluted process.

The mental shift has really freed me up. I feel re-connected to my 25-year-old self who regularly brought in boxes of work I’d done at home to amaze my colleagues at work.  I have no problem talking about process, intent, and failure and see that that’s how I need to proceed. The difference from in the past is that I have to finish every damn thing so I can learn from every step, not just from the first few, and put it all on display to get people ready for the next, better, batch of stuff.

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Answer these 10 quick questions to uncover the real reasons why you’re not able to take control of your creative work.

Answer these 10 quick questions
to uncover the real reasons why you’re not able
to take control of your creative work.