Embrace the F-word as a Musician, Writer or Artist

Bob Baker
Bob Baker
Jun 22, 2017 · 2 min read

Here’s a short excerpt from The Passion Principles: 101 Ways to Express Your Creativity and Share It With the World

7) Embrace the F-word

No matter how much you pump yourself up with confidence, a pesky little monster will still creep up on you.

You know this destructive creature by name. It’s the most vulgar word to an artist. It’s the thing that consistently stops creative expression in its tracks.

Artists have the mistaken belief they must banish fear to succeed. That they must become “fearless” to make progress.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Instead, the most successful artists learn to accept (and even embrace) fear. They acknowledge it and move forward despite its presence in their minds.

Learn to do the same!

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I help creative entrepreneurs make an impact and a living. I’m also a coach who creates music, affirmation/meditation recordings, visual art, and improv comedy.