Whatever creative endeavor you are involved in, this seminar on music production can help. Ill Gates is a very motivating speaker as well as an experienced music producer. Here he talks about the creative process of keeping deadlines, “keeping the two halves of your brain working in harmony ” and avoiding the overwhelming and stagnating dilemma of too many technological tools and choices in creating digital media.
This first free chapter of his live seminar addresses the psychological and workflow problem inherent in digital production. His concepts of daytime and nighttime creative sessions are worth the price of admission. A few other gems of advice come at these marks:
14:20 – During creative sessions, unplug your computer from the internet. Put your cellphone at the opposite end of your house. “You do not need to have that information.”
16:00 – The fear of being wrong. “An expert is defined as someone who has made every mistake there is to make within a limited domain. The only mistake you can make is hesitation.”
23:00 – One of greatest known predictors of success in life: “Written goal setting with a pen and paper.” And use an expensive book, like a Moliskine so you will “feel like an idiot if you waste it.
And for some super practical advice on how to get guys from Guitar Center to set up your computer sound card check out 6:35.