Tips for​ Finding Your Next Creative Role

As a creative, there is great value in building a close family of friends, allowing you to share in the joys and pains found in the film, television, and other facets of the creative world. Too, your network of collective wisdom can serve to steer you toward growth and success. Below is a conversation I... Continue Reading →

Pain – Getting Through It

Let's face it, we ALL face trouble in our lives. As a creative or business owner, you will face challenges as you seek to succeed. Ways to get through pain (regardless of the type): Confide in a trusted friend who will listen. Often, just talking it out helps to deflate the inner turmoil you may... Continue Reading →

Creativity: Finding Your Inner Voice

It's important to hear your inner voice. It's funny that some people get the heebie jeebies when we talk about something so simple, but yes, it is okay to admit that we all hold regular conversations within us about our choices and opinions, noting observations regarding the beautiful and even the repulsive. All of this, tied... Continue Reading →

Creativity: Power to Unite

Welcome to week number seven in our study on creativity! Let's review briefly in an effort to go forward... If you have begun to discover your individuality as a creator (wk 2); you have a solution others can embrace (wk 3); your work expresses itself in contrast to others (wk 4); you have learned to... Continue Reading →

Creativity: Emotion + Reason

Earlier in the Creativity series we discuss the paradox of Expression vs Order, concluding that the two are parallel rails leading the train of thought to its final destination. In Creativity: Inspired by a Solution we discover the two types of creatives—expressive and innovative. In this post we'll dig a bit deeper, looking specifically at Emotion and Reason to learn... Continue Reading →

How to Love Criticism

Wow! Adam Grant deals with criticism in the workplace in this popular Ted Talk with hedge fund mogul Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, where criticism is not just appreciated, but it is expected in every layer. While many might consider this type of living extreme, I believe we can all learn from their model to... Continue Reading →

Creativity: Risking Acceptance

  When we create we inherently assume a level of risk: Acceptance. Due to the personal investment of our time, resources, focus, and even the emotion placed into birthing our work, we tend to see a creation as an extension of ourselves. The greater the investment, the greater the personally assigned value. This is likely... Continue Reading →

Creativity: Expression vs Order

I had the joy of visiting Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills, CA where numerous rare pieces of art are on exhibit. My personal preferences are in strong lines, use of color, and texture, of which Rembrandt’s sketches stood out for strong lines and Renoir's impressionist paintings had me observing from various angles to catch the light's response to... Continue Reading →

Creativity: Inspired by a Solution

In our last post we began with a fundamental observation that we are all made to be creative while our differing gifts provide us individuality. In this article we'll begin to identify what these gifts are and how we should be using them. As you think though your unique gifting, know that the foundation of creativity is... Continue Reading →

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