When you step outside your comfort zone, getting stuck is inevitable. In that situation, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees, as they say, and you may need someone who is in a position to know where you are at from the 300-foot level and point you in the right direction.
This kind of mentorship, a one-on-one learning model, is probably ideal for every creative person, but it is also tough to find outside of grade school and university. However, that does not mean that you have no other options.
In Real Artists Don't Starve, Jeff Goins challenges common stereotypes. He argues,
"Isolated individuals are not creative. That is not how creativity works."
Creative genius happens in groups. So connect with your peers in a collaborative, non-exploitative way.
Here are a few ways you can collaborate with your peers:
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