How maek dis hapn

JunkTop
JunkTop

My main goal and vision is to sit in a cafe somewhere out there in the world, 10 minutes away from the beach, with my laptop creating something I like and turning it into profit.
I'm currently 21, working as a credit controller (debt collector I think - for US fags), on salary £21k a year. Living on my own, I can put away £400 each month into savings untouched without too much hassle.

Interested in art, graphics, photography, web design, music making, video editing, writing (creative stuff in general) and I definitely dig the idea of being a digital nomad. I'm also interested in finance and business but creativity is my main thing.
Do you guys wanna share your tips on how to become successful and stay motivated instead of wasting time and procrastinating? I find myself coming back from work everyday, watching dank memes and playing stupid games because I can't be arsed - only until late evening when all the motivation and drive kicks in but it's the end of the day and I have to choke it in, dwell on my dreams and visions a little bit and go to sleep.

whereismyname
whereismyname

I'm contemplating whether to quit social media for a while and get rid of all the games to get my shit together - but I keep on finding this one excuse, "everyone needs some entertainment every once in a while".

takes2long
takes2long

I always been a artsy fartsy person too. lately I haven't been to engulf in my projects but lately been trying to make time for my projects. I like drawing and making shitty comics. I haven't even started a website yet.
I would try to make a sort of schedule where you do entertainment for a hour and when you get bored start working on your projects. have one of those reward system time schedule. I can't say its easy because I have the same issue.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@takes2long
appreciate the input. Shitty comics and the art style you posted is bretty gud because there's thousands upon thousands of meme-heads who enjoy looking at those everyday.

Schedule - I'm trying to figure that one out. Plan my whole week ahead in advance and stick to it. We'll see

Playboyize
Playboyize

@whereismyname
I bet all the greats didn't follow that whole "need entertainment" thing. Not judging you as I am in the same shmegma but still.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@JunkTop
Why don't you start a blog or something as an outlet for your drawings or photography or whatever it is? A hobby will leave you much more satisfied than just wasting your time looking at Veeky Forums memes.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@TreeEater
I got a shitload of content and I'm slowly working on starting an instagram page. I'm making sure I got enough content to post for one week so I do it regularly to see a nice steady growth of followers.

Thanks for driving me forward

@Playboyize
True words. I guess I need to man up and uninstall all the games I have. YOLO, sry gaben

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Playboyize
entertainment in the past was nothing like that of today.

your parents were born before video games had been invented.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Snarelure
It only takes like 5 minutes to set up an instagram page. Go for it man. Start posting something every other day or whatever. There's a great community. For instance idk if you've heard of Lifeform- each week they post a theme and then repost pictures that people send in. Pretty cool way to keep yourself busy, and definitely more productive than playing clash of clans or checking facebook every 5 seconds.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@SniperGod
Agree, and you gave me another idea - getting involved with communities related to my interests. We are who we surround ourselves with.

I'll check out this lifeform page

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Stupidasole
exactly. It's so helpful to have a community to support and encourage you.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

tattoo artist!

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@JunkTop
What youre experiencing is the power of habit.
You're unwinding the way you're used to, not the way you want to.
Guess what, it's like smoking

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Fried_Sushi
hmm I do dig the idea, but on the other hand... I would want to turn it into something completely completely unique... I'll have to think about it, thanks for the idea user!

@Harmless_Venom
I guess I gotta get properly hooked on a new drug - which is digital art, photograph, web design, etc. Hopefully I'll get addicted soon!

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Check patreon and get ready to draw some kinky artworks.

Skullbone
Skullbone

I make music just on the side for fun. I upload a few things to soundcloud and bandcamp but that doesn't mean anyone clicks on it so the only people who ever hear it are friends I show it to. I have no idea how I'd go about gaining some sort of audience for it, it's not like spamming the link in comment sections and forums will do any good.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Skullbone
I think this is where the community comes in... if you are a regular on some music related forums and you post every now and again sharing your creations with others, eventually your "audience" is going to rack up... word of mouth, etc.

Sometimes all it takes is just a random thread "share the music you've made".

Try out different things.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

The main thing about this is....... ARE YOU GOOD?

That is pretty much what it boils down to.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

No one needs entertainment per se. What one needs is human contact. If you're a creative there is a good chance you'll be alone most of the time and too much alone time can undermine your health and eventually your work.
Take pleasure and entertainment from your work and maintain yourself through social interaction, even work related interaction might be good enough, but please forget this "entertainment" idea.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@BunnyJinx
"Are you good" depends on "how much time do you spend practising". You can learn almost anything if you put your head down and take it seriously.

Me being 21 I could pretty much pick up anything, become good and make a business out of it.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Stupidasole
Take pleasure and entertainment from your work

Some golden words right here. Thanks user

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Harmless_Venom
Me being 21 I could pretty much pick up anything, become good and make a business out of it.
Then why don't you? (well because i procrastinate and waste time) Well then you can't then...

RumChicken
RumChicken

@VisualMaster
Aaaaaaaaaand this is what this thread is about if you read my original post. tl;dr?

Do you guys wanna share your tips on how to become successful and stay motivated instead of wasting time and procrastinating?

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@RumChicken
if you need to be motivated you might as well give up now

Flameblow
Flameblow

Hey. Was in same situation as u, would always just play vidya after work, all the while I had dreams of quitting and starting my own. One day about a month ago I was in the middle of a game and I didn't even know why I was still playing, it wasn't even fun it had just become a habit. Anyways I quit mid game and pissed my brother off but haven't played since. While I don't work on my startup 100% of the time I definitely spend much more time working on it than I would have (honestly it was getting no where back when I was playing vidya). For entertainment I usually read biz or robinhood general or watch some tv. But yeah video games were poison to me cuz I loved the competition, the improvement and the social aspects but I'm much better off now that I've quit. Oh yeah and read books

hairygrape
hairygrape

@happy_sad
This picture is literally me.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@JunkTop
I know what you have to do op
1. Grab laptop
2. Go to a cafe 10 min away from some beach
3. Start creating something you like
4. Sell your creation for a profit e.g. search for a publisher for a book

w8t4u
w8t4u

@kizzmybutt
Kys

@Flameblow
I got rid of all mine on the day of starting this thread. Same thing that kept me playing - competition and constant need of improvement. Some games nowadays if you wanna be good you really need to keep on playing and playing - it takes too much time and doesn't give much in return, just like a temporary fix.

And reading books is a good one, also stimulates your mind but there's so much more growth involved.

@Ignoramus
I like what you did there and you're pretty much right, if I wanted to I could do just that this weekend...

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