There is a ton of material out there discussing the importance of balance and boundaries.
Many of you have probably read Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. This book is a valuable resource, but I want to narrow down our focus a bit. This post is for all ministry leaders that strive for balance in connecting with people and your family while producing awesome and engaging creative content.
Let’s face it. Many people who see you on Sunday see your work and have no context for how many weeks the video took to produce, how many days you spent creating a graphic, or how many hours were spent simply researching in order to produce the best product possible.
Seriously, this is not hyperbole. If you have spent any time in the creative world you understand just how much time and energy is spent in pre-production. I explain to people all the time that the easy part is actually shooting the video. The time-consuming and daunting tasks are the ones people don’t see: brainstorming, storyboarding, editing, editing, and more editing. So how do we maintain balance and get everything done? I have a few suggestions.