Episode 30 – Pobody’s Nerfect

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This week, Amy, Jeff, and Bill discuss a letter from Pat Oblak about perfectionism and how harmful it can be to a Maker’s mindset and business.

For many years (decades) I did not sketch, draw or paint because I just knew that it was going to be bad. I have always been a maker and I continued to make because it’s just so much of who I am, but drawing and painting were not part of it. On the 1st of January of last year I decided that I was going to do a drawing a day. While I did not manage to draw everyday, I drew frequently enough for it to change my life. I realized that this perfectionism thing had paralyzed me because I was afraid of sucking and that I had to embrace bad drawings and accept that fact that doing bad drawings was the only way to get to good drawings. I had to embrace sucking. It has made all the difference. You have touched on this subject a little, but my guess is that this affects more makers than just myself.  I am now getting drawing and painting commissions and have a dormant Etsy shop that I want to crank up or somehow market what I do so the Maker’s Hustle is not just academic for me. So many thanks for what you do and how you do it. Someday I will make enough money to be one of your Patreons.

What are we working on?

Jeff – back to the gym! New robot kit from Brookstone, of all places; working on the STEM program; getting back to basketball

Amy – BIRTHDAY HOORAY; being political on Twitter; book is back on track; Sojourner Truth quote as necklace for Black History Month

Bill – Two weeks ahead on videos! No Lathe Pen Challenge is rocking and rolling; write-up in Make: Magazine; completely obsessed with woodturning

During the Show:




Amy – Teen Vogue

Jeff – Black Wall Street

BillCarl Jacobson, Braxton Wirthlin, Peter Brown, Rebecca DeGroot

Where to find us

Amysurlyramics.com, @surlyamy on Instagram

Jeffmoore4our on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Bill: onecarworkshop.com, @onecarworkshop on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Bill Livolsi on YouTube



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