The Creative Industry’s Identity Crisis

April 21, 2018
10:00 a.m.  -  10:30 a.m.
Design Room 2

Are you holding your identity as a creator too tightly? Creatives especially can become too invested in their labels and forget that their worth isn’t in the day or month’s events. Sure, it’s great that a client loved your work, but we tend to be a little sensitive when they don’t.

Every part of ourselves can easily become so intertwined with who we are that our success or failure in each dictates how we feel. It’s far too easy to forget that you have worth without our identity as a writer, videographer, designer, or strategist. Remember that phrase in the early 2000s about “labels are for soup, not people”? We can also label ourselves too much. (Let alone other people.)

Our voices as creatives give us the opportunity to share our mindset and our skills, but we need to remember that it’s not everything. You’re worth more than the blog post you put out yesterday, the photo you posted on Instagram this morning, and the contracts you landed this month. You have worth that goes far beyond any of that.

You’ll hear from a Type A, (almost) recovering perfectionist and writer who wants creatives to realize what it truly means to thrive in your creativity. (Me, it’s me.)

We’ll dive into realizing how and why our worth isn’t in what we create, as well as concrete ways to break the cycle. Let’s make Nashville a city of creatives who know their worth as a person first and as a skilled member of their field second.

Session Hashtag: #CCN18identity

Session Category :  Creative Entrepreneurship