As you go about your art, your venture, your enterprise, it’s best to assess people in one of two ways:
Believers or Boosters
Believers see your vision early and have faith in you. Boosters contribute to your success as it builds.
Neither is better than the other. In fact, both will contribute greatly to your work!
What’s crucial is your ability to identify one from the other early in your process.
A booster will not help you before you have some form of success. And if you continually reach out to boosters, before you have something meaty for them, you will be wasting your time and energy. Believers, on the other hand, will jump on board before you even start cooking, or very soon thereafter.
This principle has proven true as I develop Heart of Indiana, my next feature film. Once I have some awesome actors attached and financing in place, I’ll reach out to boosters. But, before then, I’m going to spend my time and energy on believers.
More importantly, making this distinction and reaching out accordingly saves you from excess emotional fatigue. Waiting around, hoping boosters will return your email, your phone call, is immensely difficult and taxing on one’s heart. It zaps our passion and creativity.
Be wise: determine whether one is a believer or a booster early in your journey. Don’t be asking boosters to boost you when there isn’t much to boost!
Blessings and Godspeed!!!!