We work with creatives of all stripes. There seems to be a pervasive talent amongst us that can also work to our detriment: We’re hard on ourselves. Our expectations for our work has an often insurmountable standard. Why? We know that excellence takes a rigorous disposition. This becomes a problem if we start beating ourselves up.
Around the studio at Loud Color LA, we have reminders everywhere to be your own biggest fan. Not in any self-aggrandizing way. But to look at ourselves and our work through the eyes of a causal observer who could look at what we get to do every day and think, “Wow. Now that’s something I wish I could do.” The picture above is from our Studio A Mixroom. The message changes from time to time, but at the moment, it simply reads “Ur my hero!” It’s cheesy as hell, and we love it. It makes me smile every time I read it. And it reminds me that little me would look at my life today and think, “Wow. I hope someday, I get to be like that guy.”