Your First Audience Member Is Yourself

The last thing you should ever be is bored with your own creative and philosophical output.

If you’re going to take the time to say X, do X, build X, make art about X, or write about X, at least make sure X is interesting to you.

It’s possible to get so caught up in the process of hedging, prefacing, qualifying, and justifying yourself that you eventually negate everything that makes your work compelling and captivating.

Compromise is fine, but only if you still have your integrity and dignity at the end of the bargain.

Never accommodate others to the point of annihilating yourself.

It’s better to lose a few audience members than to lose your soul through the process of chasing them.

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TK Coleman is the Education Director for Praxis. He has coached dozens of young people and top performers from all stages of life. He’s the author of hundreds of articles and is a frequent speaker on education, entrepreneurship, freedom, personal growth, and creativity. TK is a relentless learner, has been involved in numerous startups, and has professional experience ranging from the entertainment to financial services industries and academia. Above all else, TK is on a mission to help people embrace their own power and expand their own possibilities.