Getting Your Big, Scary Projects Finished: A Conversation about Growing Gills

A look into why it’s so hard to move forward with creative work


This week I was so pleased to be able to connect with Jessica Abel, author of Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life.

In this 34-minute episode, Jessica and I talk about:

  • Business (especially digital and content-driven business) as creative work
  • How to move forward on that really big project (the one you care about so much it’s scary)
  • Idea debt: What it is, why it messes us up, how to deal with it
  • The distinction between creative process and creative projects, and why that matters
  • The four criteria to look at when you’re deciding on a big creative goal


The Show Notes