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The Importance of Self-Awareness and Discipline

We sat down with Adom and talked about his secrets to consistency and discipline.

What four tips would you give to your younger self?

Adom: 1st get rid of your ego as soon as possible.

Keep accountable, keep yourself and everyone else around you accountable.

Stand by what you say 2nd, don't say something if you're not going to do it. 3rd Art is meaningless focus on getting money.

What are the three things you do to help develop who you are?

Adom: I have a fairly established and disciplined routine that keeps me consistent. Duolingo and fitness are the basis of my discipline right now. I’m committed to doing them every day.

I also try to be as self-aware as possible, which is done through self auditing. Journaling is very helpful for that. You can actually look back on your previous self, you know, take notes.

What are your thoughts on social media?

It’s a gift and a curse, depending on how it's used. It's very easy to place too much importance on social media, which is what a lot of people do nowadays. So as with almost anything, it has its uses in moderation. In what we do, it's very beneficial for us. It's vital, for certain things, but I feel it's very easy for people to convince themselves that they are using social media to network and get jobs. When in reality, 80% of the time spent on social media platforms is actually just pointless. So it's just something that should be used with a lot of accountability, especially since a lot of these apps were specifically designed to keep people on the app and to draw us in.

In summary if you are trying to establish a successful creative career; discipline and mindset are key. Art cannot be the sole focus of your endeavour. Being accountable for yourself and your team, practising consistency and becoming almost painfully self-aware are pivotal aspects of success.

Visual Smugglers is a boutique agency that is focused on helping brands connect with new customers on social media. This blog is about the minds that inspire us and teach us to banish the fears that stop us from being more authentic and growing to our fullest potential. This is the code we live by...








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