Creative Space with Jennifer Logue

The Personal Why Behind Your Creative Project

May 26, 2024 Jennifer Logue
The Personal Why Behind Your Creative Project
Creative Space with Jennifer Logue
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Creative Space with Jennifer Logue
The Personal Why Behind Your Creative Project
May 26, 2024
Jennifer Logue

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On today’s episode of Creative Space, we’ll be exploring the importance of having a personal ‘why’ behind a creative project.

I share my own personal ‘why’ for a recent project I started—posting my music practice videos on TikTok as I uplevel my piano and singing skills.

This episode is also an invitation to explore your own reasons for pursuing your creative endeavors. Whether you're an aspiring musician, a visual artist, or any kind of creator, knowing your personal 'why' can fuel your journey and help sustain your motivation.

Don't forget to reach out and share your stories and projects with me—I'm eager to hear what drives you. Tune in, get inspired, and keep creating with purpose.

For more on me, your host and creative coach, visit: jenniferlogue.com.

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SHOW NOTES:

0:00—Intro

0:43—Background on my music practice project

2:11—A practical why and an emotional why

4:12—Tell me about your why


Show Notes Transcript

Send us a Text Message.

On today’s episode of Creative Space, we’ll be exploring the importance of having a personal ‘why’ behind a creative project.

I share my own personal ‘why’ for a recent project I started—posting my music practice videos on TikTok as I uplevel my piano and singing skills.

This episode is also an invitation to explore your own reasons for pursuing your creative endeavors. Whether you're an aspiring musician, a visual artist, or any kind of creator, knowing your personal 'why' can fuel your journey and help sustain your motivation.

Don't forget to reach out and share your stories and projects with me—I'm eager to hear what drives you. Tune in, get inspired, and keep creating with purpose.

For more on me, your host and creative coach, visit: jenniferlogue.com.

To sign up for the weekly Creative Space newsletter, visit:
eepurl.com/h8SJ9b.

To become a patron of the Creative Space Podcast, visit:
bit.ly/3ECD2Kr.

SHOW NOTES:

0:00—Intro

0:43—Background on my music practice project

2:11—A practical why and an emotional why

4:12—Tell me about your why


Jennifer Logue:

Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Creative Space, a podcast where we explore, learn and grow in creativity together. I'm your host, jennifer Loge, and today we're going to talk about the personal why behind your creative project. Now, if you follow me on TikTok, you'll know that I've been posting my music practice sessions there, and they're messy, they're usually chock full of mistakes and sometimes I feel downright silly posting them, but I have this pull to share the messy part of the process of becoming a better musician. But before I started, I had to know the why behind this new daily practice of mine, behind this new creative project of mine. Why would I want to do this? What was the why behind this new creative project of mine? Why would I want to do this? What was the why behind this new creative project? And I came up with two reasons. Now, the first was super practical. I was having trouble holding myself accountable to practice music every day and I thought, by posting daily, this would force me to be accountable publicly. And another fringe benefit is that I can go back in time to old videos and see how I progress over time. And that's been really cool.

Jennifer Logue:

But then, after doing more digging, I hit it something deeper. We're so used to seeing the finished piece, a radio-ready single, a flawless performance on stages, big and small. But unless you live with a musician or any kind of performing artist, you don't really get to see the journey that it takes to get to that level of mastery. And I saw a quote the other day be who you needed when you were younger. And when I was younger all I saw was the perfect finished product. I didn't grow up surrounded by musicians, so when I didn't measure up to that high standard I stopped trying and eventually switched careers and played music less and less. But now I've gotten back to music and I've fallen in love all over again. It brings me so much joy to be diving deeper into piano study, to be playing chords and rhythms that were so out of reach for me years ago. So I guess who I needed when I was younger was to see someone on the road to becoming better at their craft, to see them going from struggling with certain chord changes or playing and singing at the same time to being able to confidently perform a song all the way through. I think that really would have helped me back then. So, knowing my personal why for this new creative project has been so key to sticking with it being who I needed when I was younger, because maybe I could help somebody else. And while the practical reasons I have are also great, I found that with any personal why, the more emotional reasons are what really keep us going for the long term. They fill us with a sense of purpose and meaning.

Jennifer Logue:

Anyway, I'd love to hear from you what are you working on right now. Does your project have a personal? Why? What do you think about this whole concept? Send me an email to info at jenniferlogecom, or you can reach out to me on social media. That's all I have for this episode of Creative Space. If you love the podcast so far, please leave a review so more people can discover it. My name is Jennifer Logue. Appreciate you taking the time to tune in. Until next time, thank you.