As an artist and a business owner, Jeromy Laux has to balance the many external and internal voices that threaten his work. It is easy as an artist to become self absorbed, to shut people out. Most people are much quicker to offer criticism than to offer praise, which often results in artists (and many of the rest of us, for that matter) shutting out the voices of others and elevating their own ego to mask their insecurities. It is also very easy for artists to reach a point of insecurity that they crave the affirmation of others, even if those others have no credible opinion on the work they are doing.
Jeromy and I discuss all of these things and many others in this, the first episode of Potential City.
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