The allure of self-employment beckons many, but successful entrepreneurship evades a sizable portion of those. I should know — I’m in a bit of a crossroads myself. The infrastructure and initial germinating of Modern Mythos Media is now in place, but it is still too young and fragile to be a full-time enterprise. Thus, the issue of daytime employment must supplant what rightfully ought to be my primary focus. So what do I do to remind myself about the need to stay productive?
Well, for one thing, I pretend I never finished school.
You see, I always found it easier to succeed in college than outside it, on my own time — the structure of deadlines, and the expectations of others, force me into action. I have benchmarks, and know what I must do to meet those. As a college student, I of course kept a calendar, with due dates and scholastic appointments available at a moment’s glance.
I continue to think of of objectives in terms of “semesters” (though I suppose you can go on the quarter system if that’s how your school operates/ed). Right now the Fall semester is beginning: Thus, here at ModMyth, my thoughts are on establishing and recommitting myself to the next three months, and what I hope to achieve with them. The meatspace premiere of One of Them: The Suburbs in mid-October (more details coming very soon) will be the “midterm exam,” and as for what the final is–well, I’m keep that close to the chest. But suffice to say, it will be a really cool implementation of LCD Cinema.
The last few months–the summer intercession, really–have been far and away the most productive in ModMyth’s short life. We moved One of Them through principal photography and editorial/post-production and formed creative partnerships to create the score for the movie; I built the new WordPress-based ModMyth website; and began taking some really cool steps towards the future of A/V media.
Can’t wait for you to see what ModMyth looks like on the other side of the Fall…