Mitch Bowler on Overcoming Perfectionism
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In this episode of The Creative Introvert podcast I’m talking with Mitch Bowler from Pencil Kings!

Today’s interview is with someone who I truly admire – Mitch Bowler who founded the online creative training site Pencil Kings.
We talk about his dreams as a kid to be a video game designer to his vision to offer affordable art training to everyone – what has ultimately led to Pencil Kings.
Mitch drops a lot of valuable advice for any creative who is striving for perfection but as a result ends up getting discouraged and giving up.


What we discuss:

  • How Mitch went from video game designer dreams to working for Activision
  • How Mitch started teaching online despite his own self doubt
  • The value of treating new projects as experiments
  • How to move forward quickly without getting caught up with perfection
  • When real education begins (hint: not at school!)
  • Discovering quiet time if you’re an introvert
  • The importance of finding your purpose (+ how to find it)
  • The value of having a peer group for support and accountability
  • The one piece of common advice Mitch doesn’t believe in