As a creator, your life is different than most people in the world that go off and take traditional career routes. For one, you live by your own rules. Second, you can create your own schedule which is basically the same thing as living by your own rules. There’s a sense of complete freedom when one decides to be an influencer or follow a non-traditional creative path. Because of that, you should be ever-aware of what you carry with you. That’s not to say you need to carry a load of stuff, rather you should be more attentive to essentials which could help you in the long run. As you walk on the street, you might spot a perfect spot to snap a picture. Or, you might meet someone who’d want to get in contact with you later on. You might even just be on the run and realize you’ve forgotten to charge your phone. Ultimately, you just never know what life might throw at you. It’s better to be prepared than caught high and dry. Below is a list of essentials that you, as the creator, should carry on you at all times even if they might not seem important in the moment.
1. Portable Camera
Portable cameras are important, as they give you the freedom and flexibility to snap a shot regardless of where you are. As a person who has control of their own schedule, your goal is to promote yourself as much as possible. What better way to do that than to take professional pictures on the go?
2. Business Card
Again, you never know who you’re going to run into. Given the market, now is the perfect time to set yourself up for success by having your business card on you at all times instead of solely relying on Instagram. Plus, it demonstrates professionalism.
3. Bluetooth Headphones
Being a creator means depending on your ability to work creatively in any and all spaces. If you find yourself at a coffee shop, for example, you can tune out the noise with a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones. Beats have my heart as of right now.
Trust me, I know, we sometimes forget to charge our phones overnight, causing us to be on low battery without even realizing it until it’s too late. Because of that, bring your charger with you everywhere you go. It’s important to keep your phone on and ready for use in case someone needs to get in contact with you.
5. Notebook + Pencil
Forget iPhone notes. Let’s go the old-fashion route by picking up a notebook and jointing down whatever comes to our minds. It’s good to reference someone other than your iPhone. We can’t always trust iCloud to store our information.