When we open the door, give a compliment or literally gift an item, it’s a gift if it’s sent without expectation.

But the moment it’s loaded with expectation it stops feeling like a gift, and feels more like an unsolicited emotional transaction.

When we frame our creative work as a gift – without expectation – it’s easier to weather a poor response. It was a gift.

But the irony is, we enjoy reciprocating gifts more than completing transactions.

Keep gifting.

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