50 | Tracking Creative Growth

40m | Jan 24, 2024

Is my work improving? This is a crucial — yet difficult — question to answer.

In this episode of The Craft, Carter and Colby discuss how to track creative growth, the difference between lead and lag metrics, and an interesting phenomenon they've seen unfold in many artistic careers.



0:00 Introduction 

2:15 Lead and lag metrics

11:38 Evaluating growth 

23:19 Refinement or reinvention

31:11 Tracking growth 

33:27 Comparing work

38:38 Conclusion 


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