A LITTLE SELF-CONFIDENCE BOOST FROM IRA GLASS AND DANIEL SAX
Like a lot of us, Daniel Sax has had moments of self-doubt, of wondering if what he's chosen for his life's work will ever pan out. When you're just starting out, these doubts wake you up at night, they make you feel awkward, you wonder when people will call you out as a fraud...okay, maybe that's just me, but starting a (creative) career or a (creative) endeavor is daunting. Often we start out knowing what we want to accomplish, but without a clue where to start. Help comes in all kinds of mediums. Sometimes it's just pencil to paper day after day, sometimes you need a little confidence boost. From Daniel Sax:
"I think it was at springtime 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Lius lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video, I have ever seen in my life. I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass' voice and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between ones taste and ones skills. Later on in 2012 I decided to do an own filmed version of Iras interview - use my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload.
"I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt with his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass' message isn't only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve."