Dr. William E. Smith & Kenya M. Johnson discuss the importance of getting uncomfortable when pursuing artistic and creative projects. Uncomfortable zones allow people in general, but particularly artists, to gain a new perspective about self. Similarly, trying new things or going to unfamiliar places can allow new connections and networking that can lead to much bigger opportunities that you may not be aware of. Listeners are encouraged to explore parts of themselves as well as explore experiences that are different than normal. Finally, by getting a mentor, coach or counselor, you can create a different mindset that will further support you while trying something new and different.