Staying in your comfort zone is killing your creativity.
Learn how to get uncomfortable. Few things are more sacred than being true to your inner creative and having the courage to chase down your dreams. Go on the offense to keep your creative monster alive by feeding it new experiences.
About the speaker
Elise Russell is a quick-witted creative director and writer known for her twisted sense of humour, attention to detail and sass. Her work has been recognized by many of the world’s top advertising award shows, including the most coveted three: Cannes, D&AD and The One Show. Elise currently devotes her energy, enthusiasm and leadership to Pony Friday by collaborating with likeminded creatives to produce inspirational talks and fun merchandise designed for those who dare to behave boldly.
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When we own our dreams, we owe it to ourselves to push through those nerves and that anxiety to get to the other side. — Elise Russell
We can never truly eliminate it [fear]. It always shows up, and we always have to figure out how to conquer it at each moment. Every time we do something new, it comes up in a different way. — Elise Russell
Comfort kills. Are you doing something on a daily basis that pushes you a little? — Elise Russell
We can change our perspective. — Elise Russell
A lot of times, we put expectations on ourselves that are bigger than what other people expect from us. — Elise Russell