Episode 11: Pressures Of Being An Artist & Selling Your Craft W/ Cory Malm
Updated: Feb 25, 2019
We all find ourselves feeling the pressure of everyday life, especially while pursuing our current goals and aspirations. The constant pressure of social obligation, outside responsibility, and the distraction of an increasingly connective world can be overwhelming at times. Keeping a good perspective and bringing light to your daily processes is essential for sustained success in whatever you're pursuing.
On this episode, we are joined by Cory Malm. Cory is a full-timer by day; high energy country musician at night. Cory brings an immediately noticeable positivity to the room. With his "have fun doing what you love" driven mindset, he continues to grow his passion and his brand into a new success each day.
Cory has taken an everyday hobby and molded it into a project that continues to surprise even him! It is during these times that we discover that a lot of the sweetness is in the journey and not just in the end product. Despite that love, doubt and self-criticism are ever present. These types of feelings can hinder you, or in some cases, derail you completely if they aren't handled properly. The guys deep dive on social media, drive, creativity, and some possibly made up terms?
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
Picking something up and running with it
Dealing with not feeling your work is good
What defines an honest critique
Getting yourself out there
Ryan gets worked up about stuff
Social media is weird
The balance of media/technology and everyday life
There is always someone who isn't going to like your work
"Just do it." So simple, yet so complicated
Once the ball starts rolling, things move quickly
Recognizing that your talents/product is legitimate
Knowing what you want and doing it well
Never ask a performer for Freebird
Knowing how to talk about your work confidently
People won't buy your stuff if they don't need it
"What are you telling yourself about your work that is hindering you?"
Putting your money where your mouth is when providing your service
How opportunities snowball into more opportunities
Loving what you do through adverse situations
Managing making a living while also being creative
Is "cap this out" a real term?
"One of two things are going to happen. One; people are going to like it and it goes somewhere. Two; Nobody likes it and everything stays the same really, maybe with a little negativity. But at least you get to say that you went and did it." -Cory Malm
"If I don't go anywhere tomorrow with this whole thing. I'll still look back when I'm an old man knowing that I did something I need to do." -Cory Malm
"This is a party, why would I turn down the volume?" - Cory Malm
"How many people did you bring in tonight....?" "687" - Cory Malm, Ryan Carrigan
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