"Do what you know--with what you have."
I'm at a point where I have very little money, work is okay (getting better the more we hunt, but not great yet), and my foreseeable future is generally unclear. Fixation on this reality sometimes overcomes me, but it's happening less as I continue to persevere, and, as I look to the wisdom of helpful books, my seeming bare-minimum present is, in fact, rich with resources.
One of the most valuable things The Pizza Bats has is that we keep creating stuff, and while we do take criticisms and other forms of feedback into account, we don't allow negative responses or low numbers stop us or shut us down. We're going to keep doing what we do, and with each completed piece of content (whether it's a song, a video, or even something as seemingly trivial as an Instagram post) our baseline of quality ratchets up a tiny notch.
I was inspired reading Greg Reid's book, Stickability: The Power of Perseverance in a chapter about Steve Wozniak. Wozniak, who together with Steve Jobs created the first Apple computers, had very little when he started. But, he didn't let his barebones situation cause him any grief; he took what he had and he innovated. Having less at his disposal forced him to create computers that were more simple, streamlined, and compact than what was believed to be possible.
So we keep going and we keep moving and we keep collecting feedback and we make fewer mistakes and bigger steps and eventually, especially when I take a 50-year view of stuff, if we continue to work and study and sharpen, we'll end up with some really dope shit. That's what I'm hoping for; we'll see how it goes.
Keep on truckin',