Writer & Video Editor of “WOLVEFANG” on Youtube. Lifelong misfit.

At the root of hate lies confusion, pain and loneliness.

When you experience people spewing hate and dissonance, remember that there is hurt at the root of it. If you can be compassionate enough to focus on their pain rather than their anger, you’ll go through life with an exponentially…

Value first, fans second, money third.

If you solely create content with an income in mind, you’re doing it wrong. The first thing you should think about is how your product or service will either help people or entertain them. Establish something that people want to be fans of —…

They will tell you it’s a waste of time until you start earning money.

People who’re not familiar with the artist’s life will define your talent and sanity by your level of income. Friends and family will do this as well, however wonderful and caring they might be in other…

Great art is a mixture of bravery and ignorance.

You have to be brave enough to boldly pursue that which you want to achieve, with the right amount of ignorance towards adversity, rules, gatekeepers and naysayers. You might have heard a similar statement if you’re a Scorcese fan.

Inexperience should…

Story matters most.

People need to feel something when they’re consuming your content. You also have to give your audience the reason why it matters early. When you order a steak, wouldn’t it be disappointing if the waitress brings you the potatoes, informing you that the steak isn’t ready?

Anticipation…

Great work requires solitude.

Masters of their craft receive praise in public for what they strenuously cultivated for years in solitude. The audience doesn’t take part in the grind. They only witness the final product — the closing achievement that demanded unperceived amounts of struggle, focus, discipline and doubt.

Creative…

Finishing projects is what predominantly advances your skills.

The internet provides us with a plethora of resources for studying. We can hop from one course or teacher to the next — and that’s precisely what we do. Voluminous amounts of information overwhelm us. They cause self-doubt.

Meanwhile, we’re spending significantly…

Be Mindful of the Game You’re Playing.

We all participate in various social, financial, mental and emotional games throughout our different life cycles. Some choose to actively invest in them, while others ignorantly get sucked in.

Either way, we should always determine if the benefits outweigh the struggle and if…

Joren van Schaik

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