It’s no secret to the creative children of the family (you know who you are) that they field many more questions about “what they do” than the lawyers, doctors, financial analysts, teachers and the like. Part of this is natural: people approach with wariness things that they don’t personally know or understand. When this manifests in interrogation-level questioning, though, a healthy curiosity becomes excessive, insensitive, and detracts from rather than contributes to the success of the creative person in question.Read More
There’s a lot of upstream swimming when you pursue a Creative Life (see fish, above). Also, let’s briefly define that: creativity is by nature varied, so by Creative Life I really mean “a life that prioritizes meaning and fulfillment over rote performance of expected tasks,” with the fulfillment part defined by whatever is personally fulfilling to you.
If you’re pursuing a Creative Life chances are you're going against the current at least some (if not most) of the time. You have to have solid conceptual grounding to keep you focused and from losing your mind. Here are my best tips so far:Read More
I am a prolific eavesdropper. Prolific may not be the right word as you don’t really create anything while eavesdropping (or maybe you do and they’re called eavesdroppings?) but if there were a way to be prolific at it, that’s what I would be.Read More