I like to be transparent with my progress, which you can see through my blog posts over the years. I wanted to bring this transparency to my lecture in order to express that there are loads of steps between the A --> "B" that we often see in prominent artists and others who are successful.
People spend their whole lives trying to convey who they are to the world, and we spoke largely about perception and presentation!
Not only was it exciting to share some valuable stuff I've learned over the years to hopefully help others, but it was so exciting to be in a room full of inquisitive people who are excited, themselves! This was such a great day, and I can really see what people get out of teaching. In fact, I already received an email from a student saying he's been 'greatly inspired' by me! Man, what a great end to a great day!